The Summerlake neighborhood in Lexington had one big dance party Friday evening, jamming out to the feel-good favorite tunes of locally-owned 93.1 The Lake. Neighborhood resident Jennifer White said she heard of other areas having “social distancing dance parties” and thought it would be fun for Summerlake to take part in the fun. Each participating family danced in their yards, driveways, and culdesacs, all while listening to the radio station.
“I reached out to 93.1 The Lake, and they were gracious enough to help us with the project,” said White. Program director and morning personality for The Lake, Brent Johnson, gave on-air shout outs to specific people and families participating in the party. He ran a special music set along with the shout outs from 6 to 6:30 p.m., and said it was fun to be a part of the event.
“We were happy to do it,” Johnson said. “That’s why live and local radio is here. I hope they had a blast, because I did.”
White said she and the other participating families enjoyed themselves, and laughed while admitting some parents probably had even more fun than their kids.
“Everybody’s going stir crazy right now, and I thought it would be fun to put a smile on everybody’s faces. I just like bringing joy and seeing people happy,” said White.
Many residents enjoyed dinner from Café Strudel’s food truck that came to the Summerlake neighborhood once the social distance dance party was over.