In spite of the cold Kentucky Rain, staff and residents at Williamsburg HRC, broke out the blue suede shoes and bossa nova’d all afternoon in honor of Elvis Presley’s birthday. Their celebration included a 50s style sock hop, which brought down the house.
They played 50s music, staff wore white t-shirts and jeans, and everyone enjoyed delicious milkshakes. For some of the residents, it brought back fond memories of times where they enjoyed dates and shared a shake (two straws) at a malt shop.
Fun fact for those who are nostalgic, the term originated because sock hop dancers would remove their shoes and dance on socks in order to protect the gymnasium floor. Also, the event was started by the American Junior Red Cross trying to raise funds during World War II.