(CNS Local Life): The District Committee of Cayman Brac’s National Trust is holding its second annual Sock Hop fundraiser on Saturday, 21 January. The event will benefit the trust’s habitat requisition fund, which is used to purchase undeveloped lands to secure sanctuaries for local wildlife of flora and fauna. Once purchased, the lands are held in trust for perpetuity, assuring there will always be areas where Cayman’s indigenous species may flourish and be safeguarded.
Tickets for the event, set for 6pm at Public Beach on the Brac, cost $25 ($30 at the gate) and include entry fee, one drink (soda, wine or beer), food and an ice cream sundae or float. A drinks bar will be set up as a booth, with wine and beer tickets sold at the admission gate for $5 each and sodas for $2.
Cayman National Bank is sponsoring the sock hop, which will feature music from the 1950s and 1960s with DJ Mark Knowlton, so poodle skirts, high school jackets and bobby socks are definitely the preferred dress. Split-the-cash and door prize raffle tickets are on sale now at $5 each or three for $10, and will also be available on the night.
Doug Ross will conduct the live auction and this year’s items include fishing equipment; a resort stay; meals for two at several restaurants; a dive voucher and various shopping certificates.
Local National Trust members are selling the event and raffle tickets. For more information or to buy advance tickets, call Edna Platts at 547-0892.