Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and Generation Solutions present Grandparents Day: A Celebration of Decades Gone By at Tanglewood Mall. On September 9th from 1 PM until 6 PM you can step back in time and step to the tunes of a sock hop complete with live music from the 50’s and 60’s and contests galore! The sounds of the band “40 years After” are sure to keep you in step! Pull out some of your old favorites and come dressed to the “nines” to enter our Best Dressed contest. If you prefer a bit more action enter the Twist or Hula Hoop contests. Whatever your pleasure you can find it here! You can share your memories and help them to come alive for your grandchildren.
We invite you to gather up your grandchildren and spend a very special day at an event you won’t want to miss. Do you think you and yours even look alike? If so enter our Look-A-Like Contest just to prove you do! To make the day complete there will be hotdogs, root beer floats and sodas to enjoy. Dance lessons and a dance contest will even be thrown in with a few other surprises that you won’t want to miss. Grandparents Day is designed for family members of all ages but especially for grandparents who wish to share the richness of their lives with their grandchildren and to grow together as a family.
A hardworking and dedicated committee will be lending their support to this event so that we can promise you a day filled with beautiful and lasting memories. All activities are free thanks to the sponsorship of Generation Solutions and Roanoke County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.