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Sock Hop coming to Greater Connellsville Area Community Center

| Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Area residents can go back in time on Saturday night at the Greater Connellsville Area Community Center when they take to the gymnasium floor for a Coker Memories Sock Hop.

“Shoes are optional. Traditional sock hops were just that — dancing the night away in your socks,” said Lori Kosisko, contracted administrative assistant at the community center. “Everyone can enjoy the music and dancing. We will have a prize for the best dressed couple, and refreshments will be available.”

Tickets are $5 single, $7 per couple and can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the community center. Tickets will be available at the door.

“We're asking everyone to bring their yearbook and share their memories. It will be a joy listening to the alumni speak about all of the great memories and friends that were made here in this wonderful building,” Kosisko said.

“I am looking forward to meeting the alumni who went to this wonderful school,” said Gary Barker, property manager. “I am looking forward to spending a great evening with them.”

The memory brick fundraiser is ongoing, officials announced.

Plans are to construct an 8-by-10-foot outside patio in front of the community center. The Memorial Patio will consist of 360 4-by-8-inch engraved bricks. They are being sold for $50 each, with three lines for wording, dedicated in honor or in memory of a loved one, class, classmate, teacher, friend or relative. The bricks will be set into the patio.

Anyone who would like a form can email or call the office.

“We take great pride in remembering those that made this building what it is and hope that the memories will continue with the completion of the Memorial Patio,” Kosisko said.

Room rentals remain available for businesses.

Also, many birthday parties have been held in the building's gymnasium, and Kosisko wants the public to know that it is available for rent.

In addition, Kosisko is looking for volunteers.

“We are looking for people who would like to volunteer, who support the events held at the community center. If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to gcacc1916@verizon.net or call the office at 724-626-0300.

“We hope the community will support these fundraising events,” she added.

“One focus, one direction coupled with energy and dedication leads to success,” commented Councilman Gregory “Matty” Ritch, director of parks and public buildings. “President Harry S. Truman said, ‘It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.'”

Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.

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