Sock Hop to benefit Rogers County Youth Services

Bobby soxers, greasers, classic cars and more will take Claremore back to the 1950s this month at the Sock Hop 2017, an event which is an annual fundraiser to benefit Rogers County Youth Services. Already getting into the 1950s spirit are Kendel Stocker (from left) and Cyndi Robinson, Claremore Conference Center director of sales & event, and general manager, respectively. Stocker’s five-year-old son, Bryer (front) also is ready to let the good times roll, as all three pose in front of a 1955 Chevrolet 210 4-door, owned by Route 66 Cruiser Car Club member Chris Christmann of Claremore. Sock Hop 2017 will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Claremore Conference Center. 

Claremore Conference Center will go back to the 1950s this month when they host their second annual sock hop fundraiser.

Sock Hop 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19, with proceeds to benefit Rogers County Youth Services.

“This (sock hop) is our signature fundraiser, with live 1950s bands, hamburgers, classic cars, contests galore, and more,” said Kendel Stocker, director of sales and events, Claremore Conference Center.

Contests with prizes to be held include hula-hoop, bubble gum blowing, twist, and limbo contests, as well as a costume competition.

“Additionally, Sock Hop attendees can participate in the live and silent auctions, and check out the vintage 1950s cars that will be on site, courtesy of the members of the Route 66 Cruisers Car Club,” she said.

Among the confirmed live auction items to be up for bid are: golfing at the Patriot, a “Date Night for a Year” package, dinner and a move for two at the Will Rogers Memorial, a relaxing stay at the Pudy Cabin Guest Retreat on the Illinois River, a pontoon fishing trip with Dick Faurot on Lake Oologah, barbecue dinner for six at the Will Rogers Ranch, and more.

Silent auction items will include OU & OSU blankets, a Stella & Dot Jewelry basket, a Route 66 basket, Tulsa Raceway Park basket, a Cooking Italian basket, a Texaco model plane, a coffee basket, and more.

Evening proceeds go to benefit the Rogers County Youth Services, which has served as an emergency youth shelter for young people 12-17 years of age, offers free counseling services provided by licensed and masters level counselors, offers Love and Logic Parenting classes, Family Academy, sponsors the annual Me and My Guy Dance and the Me and My Mom Dance, and more.

“We’re thankful to the community for being so willing to invest in the lives of the children, youth and families of Rogers County and surrounding communities,” said Steve Blahut, executive director, RCYS.

“We encourage everyone to come out and dance to the oldies, enjoy food and drinks, place your bids on silent and live auctions, see classic automobiles, and help support Rogers County Youth Services in believing in the potential of youth and building a brighter future,” Stocker said.

Sock Hop 2017 is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. at the Claremore Conference Center, 1400 W. Country Club Road in Claremore.

For ticket information, contact Carolyn at 918-341-7580, ext. 6. Tickets also may be purchased on EventBrite.

Rogers County Youth Services is a member of the Rogers/Mayes County of United Way.