Dads and their daughters can enjoy a 50 s-themed sock hop on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. at the Fairfield Community Arts Center. CONTRIBUTED

’50s-themed Sock Hop geared to dads and their daughters

A popular dance event returns to the Fairfield Community Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 27 as the newly branded, 1950s-themed “Daddy/Daughter Sock Hop.”

Geared toward girls ages 3 to 12, the event will offer a night of music, dancing and fun for dads and their daughters.

“The Daddy/Daughter Dance has been well received by the community and people keep coming back year after year. This year, we have a Sock Hop theme,” said David Sheldrick, marketing specialist for Fairfield Parks & Recreation.

“This is a great opportunity for dads to take their daughters out and show them how special they are to them,” he said. “The event has been well attended, and the community comes out for it. It’s also a nice indoor event for January, so you don’t need to worry about the weather.”

Highlights of the evening will include a DJ from GJR Productions, dancing, a selfie station and ’50s-themed games. Also included is a menu of burgers or hot dogs, chips, a fruit cup and an ice cream sundae bar for dessert.

“We encourage attendees to dress in 50’s-themed attire, but it’s not required. Girls can dress in their favorite Poodle Skirt, or their favorite dress. You can dress up, or come more casually dressed. It’s all about having fun,” Sheldrick said.

The event will be held upstairs in one of the community rooms at the Fairfield Community Arts Center. The room will be adorned with 1950s-themed decorations.

Fairfield has hosted the annual Daddy/Daughter Dance for many years. Every year, there’s a different theme. On average, 100 to 125 guests typically attend.

“Traditionally, it’s been a Daddy/Daughter Dance. We have a Sock Hop theme this year. We had a ‘Frozen’ theme one year. This is the first year that it’s been billed as a ‘Daddy/Daughter Sock Hop,’ Sheldrick said.

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