Members and guests of the Charades Dance Club “Rocked Around the Clock” in their 1950s and 1960s attire on Feb. 15.
Greeting guests as they arrived at the Mountain Book Club were hostess Carolyn Featheringill with Ivan Rich and Charades President Diane Weatherford with Allen.
Anne Dawson was party chairman. Committee members were Pat Miree, Carole Ann Moorer, Pam Morad, Barbara Mundy, Josephine Pankey, George Ann Parker and Milner Phillips. Attending the party with the committee members were Ken Dawson, Wimberly Miree, Bob Moorer, Alton Parker and Allen Phillips.
Robert Logan of Backstage Florist provided decorations throughout the club’s living room, ballroom and sunroom.
The glittering Charades marquee above the living room entrance was backed by 45 records and flanked with pink Cadillac convertibles. Two larger-than-life-sized cutouts of drive-in carhops on roller skates stood on either side of the doorway.
Revolving on a table in the center of the living room were cutouts of a large juke box with a dancing couple and a large clock with 45 records in place of numbers.
Acrylic rods in the center of the dining tables held a collection of 1950s and 1960s memorabilia, and large silhouettes of dancing couples were in the ballroom windows. A large cutout of Elvis was among the décor in the sunroom.
Charades members and guests donned poodle skirts, neck scarves, circle pins, charm bracelets, white socks with loafers or rah-rahs, plaid blazers, letter sweaters, thin ties, cheerleading outfits, rolled-up jeans and white buck shoes accompanying white sport coats with pink carnations.
Socializing in the living room before dinner were Sallie Aman with Carlos White, Kathi and Roger Ash, Margaret and Eason Balch, Judy and Adrian Bewley, Susan and Bill Bowman, Jeannie and Harry Bradford, Evelyn and Steve Bradley, Anne Carey, Judy and Jim Carns, and Mary and Bobby Cobb.
Also enjoying the cocktail hour and the revolving decorations were Carol and Jerry Colvin, Ellen and Russell Cunningham, Naomi and Kirk Cunningham, Judy and Andy Daniel, Lyndra and Bill Daniel, Enid and Bill Dean, Sara Lynn and Fox DeFuniak and Kati and Brad Dunn.
Enjoying the buffet dinner of salad, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, hamburgers, chicken fingers and build-your-own hot fudge sundaes were Louise and Durham Ellis, Anne and Rick Finch, Claire and Pat Goodhew, Annie and Maurice Green, Laurie Hayworth and Roger Mills, Beth and Rich Henry, Carolyn and Delmar Hill, Carey and Bill Hinds, Marcia and Wayne Holley, Mary Ann and Bill Jones, Carolyn and Walter LaGroue, Anne and Tom Lamkin, Susan Pitts, Karen and Keith Lloyd and Barbara and Cliff Lynch.
The Ramblers, a band which many of the attendees remember playing for parties in the 1960s, once again played the oldies so dancers could rock around the clock.
Dancing and reminiscing after dinner were Leslie Puckett and Les Goins, Mary and David Putman, Helen and Ty Robin, Madelon and Fred Rushing, Carolyn and Bill Satterfield, Alice and Bob Schleusner, Carole and Charles Crabbe, Katy and Rick Sexton, Lou Ann and George Sherling, Rita and Burr Spencer, Gayle and Mike Byrne, Nancy and Bill Stetler, Lana and Harry Thompson, Karen and Brant Sanders, Janie and Bud Trammell, Karen and Charlie Watkins, Kathleen and Ray Watkins and Marsha Terrell with husband Eddie, a Ramblers band member.