Millsboro Chamber of Commerce to hold sock hop Feb. 1

Calling all chickies, cool cats, greasers and motor heads! If you’re looking for a good time out on the town, then look no further. On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first Millsboro Sock Hop.

“Kevin Turner, one of our board members, came up with the idea. Everyone thought it was a really neat idea,” said Amy Simmons, the Chamber’s executive director. “A lot of the things the Chamber has done in the past cater more toward children. So, we thought we’d try something more for the adults.”

The Sock Hop will be held at the Millsboro Town Center from 6 to 10 p.m., with tickets costing $10 per person, to be purchased in advance. Only those who are 21 or older may attend.

“We’ve had a lot of people say they think it’s a neat idea, and we’ve already sold some tickets,” Simmons said.

The event will allow patrons to bring their own alcohol (BYOB), and Simmons said the ticket covers a dinner of hotdogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries and a non-alcoholic drink.

“It’s a group of Chamber members and volunteers who will be doing the cooking,” she explained.

Those who wish to go for seconds on the grub can do so for an additional fee. And, to keep in the sock-hop spirit, there will also be a rootbeer float bar.

The event will be DJ’d by Pat Brown and feature hits from the ’50s and ’60s designed to make people want to spring out onto the dance floor and show their moves.

“Please pull out your poodle skirts. Guys, roll your white T sleeves up,” Simmon said.

Those who attend will also have the chance to take part in contests and games.

“We’re going to have contests: best-dressed female, best-dressed male, a hula-hoop contest and possibly a limbo contest, those kinds of fun things.”

Simmons said she hopes the event will provide a social gathering for those in the community to have some good, clean fun.

“There used to be dances here at the town center when I was 20, 21. There used to be several dances a year here and at the fire hall. That’s kind of gone by the wayside. We thought if we went back to the ’50s and ’60s, with the poodle skirts and the music, it would appeal to a lot of the adults in this area,” she said. “I hope everyone will come out and have a good time, and enjoy a good evening of cheap, fun entertainment.”For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets, call the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce at (302) 934-6777 or visit