ALTON — Did you graduate from an Alton school during the era of the ‘60s?
If so, it’s time to put on your best party hat and sock hop outfit and know you are helping a good cause at the same time.
The AHS Class of 1967 Facebook page is once again hosting the annual “All 60s Class Party” from 6 until 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Mac’s Time Out Lounge, stretching out to Belle Street between Third and Fourth streets.
This year’s theme is “Help Us to Warm the Feet of the Homeless and Less Fortunate.”
“This year, we are asking that everyone bring a donation of new socks,” event organizer Cathy (Scoggins) Weirich says. “One pair is all we are asking for, but multiple (pairs) would be great, too. This will help greatly in our effort to help many to keep warm. Winter is coming. Please help us to reach this goal.”
Socks will be given to local charities serving the homeless.
The free party is open to anyone who graduated from one of the Alton schools (Alton High School and Marquette) between 1960 and 1969, although graduates from surrounding areas are welcome, as well. Food and drinks will be available at the event, along with Mac’s Red Bird Special (hamburger, chips and draft beer for $4).
Live music will be provided by Nightlife, and a photographer will be on hand throughout the evening.
“We have plenty of seating for the street party this year,” Weirich says. “It is more than what we had last year, so (we will have plenty of room for everyone).
“Prizes will be awarded again this year and hopefully we will have several classic cars on display.”
On Friday, Sept. 23, there will be a “warm up” party at Chez Marilyn, 119 W. Third St., with live music provided by The Smokin’ Oldies.