For a few weeks now, we’ve heard about Longshore’s 50th anniversary celebration.
We’ve been reminded of the town’s visionary purchase of the failing country club in 1960 — saving it from being chopped up into hundreds of building lots — and we’ve learned about the property’s past as farms and fields.
Enough of history. Let’s party!
The Longshore 50th anniversary committee is throwing a 1960s cocktail dance party. Cracked Ice — a rock/soul/pop/funk/jazz group led by Crispin Cioe, who has toured with the Stones, Aretha and Ray Charles — will highlight the May 20 bash.
Organizers suggest ’60s attire, hairdos and dances.
But remember: This is the 2010s. It’s a cocktail dance party. Leave the — well, you know — at home.
(Tickets for the May 20 cocktail dance party are $75 [by April 30] and $85 [May 1 and after]. Checks payable to “Town of Westport,” with “Longshore 50” on the memo line, should be sent to Mike Pettee, 517 Harvest Commons, Westport 06880. Proceeds will help collect and preserve Longshore’s rich history. For more ticket information, call Mike at 203-227-0473, or email him: firstname.lastname@example.org)