Grab your poodle skirt and slick back your hair, the annual Crown Valley Elementary School Sock Hop and Laguna Niguel Car Show is on Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Crown Valley Elementary School Sock Hop is an old-fashioned, 50s-style carnival with games, food, and music. Four bands will take the stage throughout the day to rock the CV community. Look for Sweet Mojo and Ugly Paint that will provide alternative rock, while Rusty Nails will be performing country hits, and the Hot Rod Trio brings rock-a-billy to Laguna Niguel.
"The sock hop itself been a yearly traditional event for Crown Valley for many, many years, but our PTA in the last 4 years has expanded it to include a carnival. Last year, it added a car chow which has been a huge hit," said Lori Preijers, event chairperson.
"This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are working on funding a science lab for our kids," she continued. "This is a favorite event because there is so much to do. All the kids and parents dress up rock-a-billy/'50s and that adds to the fun. There are roaming Elvis sightings throughout the day."
Kids, including those who are young at heart, are invited to try their skill at the numerous games to win prizes, and also try out the 50-foot obstacle course, Velcro wall, pitch burst water drop, and spin art. Face painters and balloon animal artists will be roaming the Sock Hop to add to the fun. Hold on to your helmet as ASE Skateboards shows off its half-pipe skills during the skateboard exhibition.
You want excitement? How about the cackle of Shirley Muldowney’s dragster starting up? The dragster will be part of car show. Last year, 55 vintage autos and muscle cars competed for prizes.
"If you have never seen one of these dragsters it is really something to see. They are quite impressive and when they start it up, to hear the 'cackle' the crowd just gravitates to it," Preijers said.
Winners in each category will receive custom trophies.
All proceeds benefit the Crown Valley Elementary PTA and the new Crown Valley Elementary Science Center.