CATHEDRAL CITY — Get ready for 25-cent hot dogs and ice cream sodas. Those and other favorites of the 1950s will be available when the Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission present the “Rockin’ Sock Hop” on Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to raise money for the Cathedral City Senior Center, a non-profit organization.
The event, which is open to the public, will be held the Senior Center, 37171 W. Buddy Rogers Ave. in Cathedral City. The sock hop will bring to life all the favorite and popular festivities of the 1950s including music, dance, 25-cent hot dogs from Cathedral City’s Sonic Drive-In and 25-cent ice cream soda shakes from LaLa’s Waffles, Crepes and Shakes.
Other festivities include a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit Cathedral City seniors and senior programming. Entrance fee is 25 cents per person, but guests are welcome to donate additional funds.
The mission of the Cathedral City Senior Center is to improve the quality of life for seniors 55-plus living in Cathedral City and surrounding communities. The purpose of the Center is to assist all seniors, from the active to the home-bound, by providing services that channel energy, relieve suffering and protect health, happiness and well-being.
The Center offers activities and services which include social, recreational, educational and health-related programs to over 600 members and many others who are directly involved with the Center from the community at large.
The senior program is staffed by a group of people who work to provide a myriad of programs to benefit seniors. Seniors have an opportunity to associate with people their own age, and make new friends. Activities include art classes, bingo, various crafts, card games such as bridge, bunco, mahjong, exercise classes, dance classes, computer classes, health related lectures and other activities.
Major sponsors of the Rockin’ Sock Hop include Shottenkirk Desert Lexus and CCBC Resort Hotel.