Food and fun at the sock hop

Seniors started lining up at 8:15 a.m. Friday for the monthly Sock Hop, hosted by the Ascension Parish Department of Recreation and Culture.

When the doors opened just before noon, more than 400 seniors showed up for a pastalaya lunch and dancing.

The event takes two days to set up and is staffed by volunteers.

Parish President Tommy Martinez started the program five years ago at the St. Amant Recreation Center.

This month’s meal was sponsored by state Sen. Jody Amedee.