Relive the ’50s at fundraiser

It’s 1950s all the way coming up on Saturday, 5 March with a dinner and dance at Mission House.

All proceeds from the $75 event will benefit the Mission House, a historic property of the National Trust of the Cayman Islands.

There’ll be a traditional Caymanian dinner, as well as music, entertainment and a silent auction, all with a 1950s theme, and attendees are encouraged to come in their favourite Fifties clothes, reveals Denise Bodden of the National Trust.

“We came up with the idea of a 1950s event simply because costumes and good Caymanian food are great way to spend an evening with friends. It was felt that the 1950s were a more innocent time in history.

World War II had ended, people were in a rebuilding mode and family values were very strong.”

Music and dance

Music is provided by Loxley Ebanks, spinning 1950s tunes, plus The Dance Studio with a dance demo of 50 moves, explains Denise.“Cathy Frazier will be giving a short talk on the value of preserving our islands built heritage in telling the story of Cayman to visitors and residents.

She has set an excellent example with the preservation of her family home, Merrendale in the heart of George Town, hosting one of the annual tea parties for the National Trust and so on”.

The silent auction includes a 1950 image from George Town archive that depicts a parade, some out of print books on Cayman, kids’ toys from the 1950s, music and movies of the period and more items to be announced.

As for the threads, Denise has a few suggestions of what might work.

“Blue suede shoes or saddle shoes. For ladies, poodle skirts and a scarf around the neck – think Grease. Gents, black leather jacket, white T-shirt. Think James Dean, Elvis of the 1950s – not the ‘60s – and The Fonz from Happy Days. Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly – classic beauties with a sense of fashion.”

So speaks a real gone kid. Cool, daddy-o.

For more details contact Denise on 749-1121 [email protected]

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