Dancewalkin’ down Route 1
Camden — The traffic on Route 1 in these parts often goes slow this time of year, but on July 19 it had good reason — and drivers had good entertainment. A dancewalk to raise funds for Five Town Communities That Care drew more than 100 participants who spent 30 to 40 minutes boogie-ing on the side of the road and along sidewalks from the Hannaford parking lot to the Village Green.
The fun-spirited event was inspired by a viral video from New York City that saw people dancing through Manhattan to music in their earbuds. The music went public for the local event, pumped from the CTC-mobile, which served as a movable juke box. The playlist included suggested dance tunes from those who registered in advance, but a good number of participants came early to sign up in the hour before the 6 p.m. step-off. Another 20 people joined the dancewalk in progress, including someone who got out of a car with Virginia license plates.
The benefit grossed a bit more than $2,000, which will go to the efforts of the nonprofit Five Town CTC to promote healthy youth and to reduce the incidence of problem adolescent behaviors such as alcohol and drug use, tobacco use, violence, delinquency, school dropout and suicide. For more information, visit fivetownctc.org.