Sock hop dance is Snowflake kickoff

by Peter Bodley
Managing Editor

A sock hop community dance will help kick-off the 2012 Coon Rapids Snowflake Days celebration.

It will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, 6 to 9 p.m., in the gymnasium at Epiphany Catholic School, Coon Rapids.

Click here to view the schedule for the Coon Rapids Snowflake Days

There is no charge to attend.

“Dress up in your favorite ‘50s and ‘60s attire and join us for a fun family night out,” said Diane Buszta, Coon Rapids Snowflake Association president.

There will be a disc jockey with lots of music, plus concessions, glow in the dark necklaces/bracelets, games and prizes, according to Buszta.

In addition, Miss Coon Rapids 2011 Megan Ehlert and the 2011 Coon Rapids Junior Royalty will be present, as will the 2012 Miss Coon Rapids and Junior Royalty candidates.

The ABC Newspapers/Anoka County Shopper will also have a presence at the event with Mr. Potato Head from “Toy Story” fame, with whom children can have their photos taken, which will be published on the ABC Newspapers website (

As well, activity books for children will be handed out by ABC Newspapers/Anoka County Shopper representatives.

Peter Bodley is at [email protected]