Rotary Sock Hop

Clarksville’s Sunset Rotary Club just hosted its 4th annual 1950’s themed Sock Hop and Variety Show to raise money for its many charitable endeavors.

“This has been our signature event for the last four years,” President Elect, Alecia Sparks said. “We had some live music, Lee Erwin as our DJ, and of course the very talented Conrad Edington as our master of ceremonies.”

The evening was filed with fun and entertainment. Dinner was a modern version of the TV dinners that were originally introduced in the 1950’s. There was fried chicken or meatloaf, with green beans, mashed potatoes and escalloped apples. Everyone enjoyed banana splits for dessert.

“It was fun, everyone dressed in costume,” Spark said. “We sold just under 100 tickets, and held a silent and a live auction. Each of the three local clubs work with local and global charities, and sometimes we join forces.”

Last year, Clarksville Rotary worked with Sunrise Rotary and Sunset Rotary to build the Splash Pad at Heritage Park. This year, the clubs have teamed up to build the Rotary Field of Dreams at Civitan Park.

“This will be an all-inclusive park,” Sparks said. “It will be accessible to all kids, whether they are in wheel chairs or have to use walkers. Everyone will be able to enjoy this park, no matter what their disabilities might be.”

Sparks says, the hope is that this joint project with Montgomery county and the National Institute of Health might also be used for Special Olympics events.

The Sunset Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church downtown. Everyone is invited to check out a meeting at any of the three local clubs. For more information about Rotary and its mission, go to

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