Sock Hop Saturday is Fun for Families – and Fights Violence

The Shasta Family Justice Center (SFJC) will host a Sock Hop and Ice Cream Social in the Atrium at the Market Street Promenade in Redding this Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Tickets cost $5 and kids under 10 years old are free.  Tickets can be purchased at Leatherby’s Family Creamery in Downtown Redding, Keller Williams on Churn Creek Rd. and online at

The Sock Hop will include dancing to the oldies with Rachel Lane from Redding Radio’s Oldies 105.3, presentations from the cast of “Happy Days, the Musical,” swing dancing lessons, toy building, family portraits by Crown Camera, face painting by the Girl Scouts and balloon animals. Food vendors will include Mary’s Pizza Shack (children will be able to make their own pizza), Leatheryby’s Family Creamery (a full menu in the restaurant and hot dogs and root beer floats at the event) and Mt. Shasta Spring Water.

All funds raised by the Sock Hop will stay local and help victims of family violence.  The SFJC has received more than 700 client visits since opening on September 1, 2010.  Both adults and children have been helped because of this important community resource.  Our goal is to help victims get out of abusive situations before they go too far.  

As part of the event, the SFJC and Leatherby’s will be hosting an Ice Cream Making contest.  Participants are required to register at Leatherby’s for $10 per flavor.  They will receive a container and official rules for the event.  Each entry will only require one pint of ice cream and will need to be dropped off at Leatherby’s by March 11, 2011 at 6 p.m. 

Celebrity judges for the contest will include: County Supervisor David Kehoe; KHSL/KNVN Action News Reporter Elisabeth Gadley; Director of Cardiac Surgery for Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding Douglas McConnell, Tim Riley, MBA, EA from Riley and Associates; and others. The winner of the contest will have their ice cream featured as the flavor of the month at Leatherby’s and receive a $75 gift certificate to the restaurant.  There will also be prizes for second and third place.

The Shasta Family Justice Center provides co-located services for victims of family violence under one roof.  By housing a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, we are reducing the number of times a victim has to retell their story and number of places they have to travel to get the help they need.

Our on-and off-site partners include: Shasta County Crime Victims Assistance Center, Legal Services of Northern California, Shasta Women’s Refuge, local law enforcement, Shasta County Health & Human Services, Inter-Tribal Council of California, Inc., Shasta County Chaplaincy Program, Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council, and many others.

“We wanted to host an event the whole family could enjoy,” said SFJC Executive Director Michael Burke.  “This is an event where families can dance, eat and, most important, laugh together.  We are hoping children and adults will make memories that will last a lifetime.” 
Various levels of sponsorships are still available.  For more information or to become involved please visit or call (530) 243-8868.

-from press release

Press Release

-from press release