A dinner dance with music of the '40s, '50s, '60s, and a little bit of country, organized with Genesee County residents age 55 years and older in mind is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June 6.
It will be held at the Ascension Parish's Slomba Hall, 17 Sumner St., Batavia. Singles welcome!
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; dinner is served at 5:30; final dance is at 8:45.
Presale tickets are $16 and available for purchase at the Senior Center, 2 Bank St., Batavia through May 24 or until sold out.
Tickets are nonrefundable and will not be available at the door.
Ruth Spink, director at the Genesee County Office for the Aging, noted that, “this will be a fun evening whether you dance or not, have a date, come alone or come with friends.”
Catering will be provided by Fred Hamilton. Just Wright Entertainment will "spin the tunes," and we will be selling tickets for a small basket raffle, drawing will be at 8 o'clock.
Further information for the “Peppermint Twist” dinner dance is available by calling the Senior Center at 343-1611.
Also, check out the radio show, sponsored by Genesee County Office for the Aging, with music and memories from the '50s,'60s and beyond here. It's hosted Bob Knipe and Connie Boyd and airs on WBTA Sunday mornings from 9 to 10.
(Editor's Note: Check out this dance tune that went to No. 1 on the Billboard Chart in 1955. It's by Perez Prado, commonly known as the "King of Mambo." His version below of "Cherry Pink and Apple Blosson White" was the most popular version.)