The Rock Around the Clock Family Sock Hop event recently hosted by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County raised more than $4,000 for the nonprofit’s services.
“Usually in the past we’ve done the daddy-daughter dance, but we got some feedback asking us to do something for families so last year Bakers Ribs put on a little event for us and it was teens that sang and one of their people was Moses Snow that does Elvis. He’s 15 years old and he’s an award winner and travels around the globe, so he said he would do the Sock Hop for us,” CAC of Parker County Executive Director Cheryl Bullock said. “So everything fell into place and we made a little over $4,000, so because we offer our services free for families, that money helps us support that.”
The Rock Around the Clock Family Sock Hop event featured ‘50s-style attire, classic cars and Snow’s Elvis impersonation.
“We as a board always want to make sure that we have some type of event through the year that brings families together — this year was the Family Sock Hop. It was a fun event,” CAC of Parker County Board President Dedra Vick said. “Our fundraising chairperson Diondra Lindquist always does a fantastic job of putting our events together. Not only did moms and dads come with their children, extended family came as well. The ‘50s music was great with Elvis impersonator Moses Snow, and it gave the families and opportunity to dress up — we had some really cute ‘50s costumes. Again, Parker County supporters came through with sponsorships and table sales.”
Bullock said the CAC will plan to hold the event annually.
“I just enjoy people from the community coming in, being supportive and I enjoy getting to know them and having fun interacting with people,” Bullock said. “A lot of times I’m having to talk about really serious things when I’m out and about, so this is a time where we can just have fun with the community and it was just a lot of fun.”
The mission of the CAC of Parker County is to end the cycle of abuse by giving the children of Parker County a voice, and for more information visit www.cacparkercounty.org.