The Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love's Labor Day Weekend Sock Hop will feature the sounds of Paul Smith & the Sky High Band and DJ Tommy Jett Sept. 4.
A dance floor at the Walker County Civic Center will welcome people to dance the night away '50s style. All dancers will have chances to enter competitions for Best '50s Dance and Best '50s Dress, and the Hula Hoop Contest.
The music, dancing, good food and family fun run from 7-11 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, though those age 6 and under can attend for free.
"Paul Smith and the Sky High Band... bring a lot of energy to the event," said Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson, who chairs the fundraiser.
Concessions of barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and cheese and soft drinks will be served.
"It's good clean family fun and supports a great cause," Wilson said, referencing the sock hop's beneficiary, Stocking Full of Love, which donates toys to area children in need each Christmas. "That's why I would encourage people to come out. We encourage people to dress up, but you can come as you are and have a good time."
According to Wilson, Stocking Full of Love assists anywhere from 1,250 up to 2,000 children.
The day following the sock hop, Sept. 5, people can stop back by the civic center to check out the Labor Day Car Show, also benefiting Stocking Full of Love. Registration is from 8-11:30 a.m. Walker said day-of registration is $20.
"We have everything from T-models to 1980's rods to trucks to 1990's cars," said Wilson, adding that people from Birmingham, Knoxville and Atlanta drive to the show.
A breakfast of biscuits and gravy and a lunch of grilled hamburgers, barbecue and hot dogs will be served. Silent auctions and a raffle will take place during the car show.
"We had a person donate a 2004 Honda BTX 1300 motorcycle to us," Wilson said. "We will raffle that off next year, but we are selling tickets this year at the event."
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