At the event, Seniors enjoyed some old timey root beer floats, a popcorn station, moon pies and a demonstration of the “Hand Jive” that came to life in 1957.
According to the-history-of-the-hand-jive-and-the-culture-that-surrounds when freelance photographer Ken Russel recorded a group of teenagers hand jiving in the basement of The Cat’s Whisker coffee bar in London.
It is believed that the hand jive came to life because it was too crowded to get up and dance in the tiny basement. Participants were taken back to their day as they posed for their pictures on route 66. They enjoyed door prizes along with the lucky guess game and name bingo.