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Hope to see you cats at sock hop!

If you cats are cruising to cut a rug, then fire up that hot rod, grab your best doll and get moving!

Hit the road, lay a patch, but avoid the heat, and bring lots of dough, ’cause this shindig is going to be a gas … and that’s the word from the bird.

For those of you who do not speak 1950s slang, allow me to interpret. The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society is having an old-fashioned 1950s Sock Hop, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Natchez Community Center.

It will be a unique and fun way to raise money for our deserving orphans at the shelter. For a $35 donation at the door, you will experience things that haven’t been around for decades.

There will be free finger foods and dessert, but we will also have libations for a small donation.

Our dining tables will be decked out with fashionable fads from the fabulous ’50s for you to enjoy. From Jacks to Pixie Stix and Jump Ropes to Silly Putty, you can relive those fun times. For those of you who might still be a little “wet behind the ears,” you will see how our mature guests spent their free time in the ’50s.

If sweets are your thing, we will have Coke floats for sale at our indoor carhop stand. If that isn’t enough for your sweet tooth, we will also be offering a decadent dessert auction. The auction will be your chance to take home irresistible confections from some of the finest cooks in Natchez.

As for the dance itself, we will have Roscoe as our DJ, spinning the tunes for the evening. There will be a dance contest and a chance to join the line dance for The Stroll.

If dancing isn’t your thing, we will also have a Limbo contest and a Hula Hoop Challenge.

We encourage everyone to dress in the style of the 1950s. This can be anything from rolled-up blue jeans and a T-shirt to the iconic Poodle Skirt. You will want to look your best for the dance floor. Also, don’t forget your camera. There will be a couple of fun places to have your picture taken. One of those is with the “Car of the Future.” It will be on display in the building.

Those of you with a more “interesting personality,” may be invited to our “Celebrity Jail.” Should you be incarcerated, you will want to make sure you have a friend close by to bail you out, or wouldn’t it be fun to have your friends incarcerated first?

Remember, Thursday, June 27, at the Natchez Community Center at 215 Franklin St. in downtown Natchez. The festivities will be from 6-8 p.m., so come join the fun. Invite your family and friends to come along, too. After all, it is for a good cause, and our orphaned fur babies will certainly appreciate your efforts to help them. This promises to be a night to remember.

Mary Ellen Eldridge is an NACHS board member and fundraiser organizer.

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