HAGERSTOWN-They rocked around the clock Saturday night at Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, getting lost in the '50s with dinner, an auction and some vintage rock 'n' roll.
For the nearly 570 people who bought tickets to go "Rock 'n' Thru the '50s with Habitat," the goal was to help families who couldn't own their own homes without aid from Habitat for Humanity of Washington County.
Habitat officials hoped to raise $60,000 at this year's dinner and auction, the organization's 14th annual event.
That might seem like an ambitious goal considering that just eight years ago, the auction drew only 126 people and raised $7,200. But Executive Director Sherry Brown Cooper reported that this year's event sold out before the ticket deadline - the fourth year in a row for such a response.
"It's a fun event. We keep the dress at business casual," said Brown Cooper, who was sporting a poodle skirt, saddle oxfords, bobby socks, rhinestone-encrusted sunglasses and a lot o' pink.