Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Small Town Honors Its Rockabilly Roots

HAMMONTON, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The town of Hammonton, New Jersey, is rekindling their rockabilly days.

Back in the 1950s, Hammonton teens got their kicks by cruisin’ the main street American Graffiti-style and having a raucous, rockin’ time.

Now, former cruiser Angela Donio is bringing back the tradition with the Cruisin’ MainStreet Festival this Friday (Sep. 5).

Donio says folks in classic cars will hit the streets like they used to, now bringing their kiddies along for the ride.

Newbie cruisers will also get in the spirit by taking part in 50s-style games like a hula hoop and bubble gum blowing contest.

They’ll even hear rock n’ roll ditties from back in the day while dressed in poodle skirts and leather jackets around town.

Though Donio says everyone will be having “a gay ol’ time,” she hopes to bring back the wilder side of the old cruisin’ days.

She says, “I’d love it if people would dance to the music in the street. It’s my goal.”

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