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The Shasta Family Justice Center (SFJC) will kick off the Kool April Nights events as they host the Second Annual Sock Hop and Ice Cream Social at the Redding Civic Auditorium on Monday, April 16, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 and kids under 10-years-old are free. Tickets can be purchased at Leatherby’s Family Creamery in Downtown Redding, the Redding Civic Auditorium, online at www.shastafjc.org or at the door.
The Sock Hop will include dancing to the oldies with DJ Wade Riggs, Kool Cars Display, Swing Dancing Lessons, Dance & Costume Contests, Presentations from WE Multimedia Theatre Group, Make your own Mary’s Pizza Shack Bambino Pizza, 50’s era food and beverages and more. Just for the kids, the event will host Carnival Style Games, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Balloon Animals and more.
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 April 13, 2012 at 6 p.m. The winner of the contest will have their ice cream featured as the flavor of the month at Leatherby’s and receive $100’s in gift certificates to local restaurants. 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, the Center is 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. In our first 18-months of operation, the SFJC received more than 4,000 visits for service. For a full list of on and off site partners please visit www.shastafjc.org
“We wanted to host an event the whole family can 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.”
-from press release