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Sock Hop for the Homeless supports Code Blue and Housing First.

The 4th Annual Cumberland County Sock Hop was held last Friday evening at The Grove at Centerton. The dinner and dance fundraiser benefitted the Cumberland County Code Blue Coalition, Housing First and other related projects for the poor and homeless in Cumberland County. More than 400 attended the event, which was hailed as a great success.

“The Sock Hop has become an annual tradition in Cumberland County and it grows larger each year,” said Carlos Mercado. “This year we had to change our venue to accommodate the growing crowd size. It is amazing to see how our community rallies to help our neighbors who are poor and homeless. This event not only raises awareness, but it helps fund the Code Blue and Housing First programs in our community.”

The ’50s-themed event featured DJ entertainment, malt shop-type foods, and a photo booth including event-themed props and costumes for attendees. The event also featured gift-basket raffles and silent auction items. As part of the event, new socks were collected for the homeless community.

“The Sock Hop is a fun event that truly demonstrates that compassion found in our county,” said Carol Musso.


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