Stroll back to the '50s and '60s

Break out your dancing shoes for a good cause Friday night

— In the song "Book of Love," in which chapter do you break up?

The answers to such trivia questions will earn prizes at a '50s and '60s dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.

This benefit, hosted by Advocates Against Battering and Abuse, is not your average fundraiser. There will be no live or silent auction, no donation jar and no pressure other than to dance and have fun.

"I've wanted to do this for a long time because I love to dance," said Diane Moore, executive director of Advocates.

For Moore and Alice Klauzer, Advocates' board president, planning the event has been like revisiting their childhood.

"I remember on my 16th birthday getting an album of Gary Lewis and the Playboys," Moore said. "I used to listen to it with my high school boyfriend."

Music will be mixed by William of the Eclectic Edge.

What: A '50s and '60s dance, a fundraiser to benefit Advocates Against Battering and AbuseWhen: 8 p.m. to midnight FridayWhere: Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference CenterTickets: $20, available at All That Jazz, Alpine Bank and the Advocates office

Longtime residents will remember that Ray Durkee used to come to Steamboat to do a similar dance fundraiser that was a favorite among locals.

The event will feature a variety of '50s and '60s candy such as Cherry Mash, Mary Janes, Candy Buttons and Abba-Zabas.

There will be a dance contest that Klauzer is more than ready for. "I used to stand on Daddy's feet and dance to Mr. Sandman," she recalled.

The dance is an event that Moore hopes to do every year. It's the perfect excuse to Stroll, Bunny Hop and Twist for a great cause, she said.

Advocates has been providing 24-hour crisis response for crime victims for 22 years. "This is an event to celebrate friends and good times and to recognize and honor survivors and victims who reach out for help," Moore said.

Tickets are $20 and are available at All That Jazz, Alpine Bank and the Advocates office. Call Advocates for more information at 879-2034.

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