LEWISBURG — The second annual Lewisburg Historical Society Snow Ball was held on Saturday, Jan. 18. This year, the theme was the 1940s, honoring the 75th anniversary of WWII ending.
Attendees were encouraged to dress according to the theme and enjoy a night swing dancing, listening to 1940s music, and eating food made from 1940s recipes.
According to Snowball Committee Chairperson Maria Flaherty, this event is organized to bring the community together in a fun way. Last year, they started the tradition of the Snow Ball, but the theme was different. In the future, they plan to host different themes depending on what the committee decides.
The 1940s theme came in response to the 75th anniversary of WWII ending.
“It was an epic war and it is one of the big parts of history I think a lot of people want to remember, especially since it is the 75th anniversary. It is once in a lifetime. We wanted to honor the veterans and bring the community together to do that,” she said.
The night featured a DJ playing 1940s music and individuals from Gem City Swing, who led demonstrations so attendees could swing dance the night away. There was also a menu made from 1940s recipes and Paisley Perfect Photography present to memorialize the night.
“It is nice to get out and do something, to celebrate with each other and become closer as a community,” Flaherty said.
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