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Knox County Museum of Education Fundraiser Reunites Doo Wop Group

Circle June 4, 7 p.m., on your calendar and get your tickets to travel back in time to the 1950s and 60s when American Bandstand was the top show, Doo Wop groups filled the airwaves and high schoolers around the nation donned penny loafers, leather jackets and poodle skirts to dance at the Sock Hop.

The Four Dots and A Dash have reunited for a one-time only benefit performance for the Knox County Museum of Education. The Doo Wop group consists of former Superintendent Dr. Charles Lindsey, and four other former and current Knox County Schools’ educators and supervisors. They are Dr. Fred Patterson, Walter Mencer, S. L. Valentine, and Chris Caruthers. The group became well known for performances all around the southeast and for many local events.

The growing museum, now in its 9th year, will host the event at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development & Technology Center. Along with the live music and dancing, ticket holders also get dinner, a photo package, and a $10 credit toward the live auction. The auction will feature many collectible items. The $40 admission charge is tax deductible. Tickets are available at Knoxville Teachers Federal Credit Union offices in Karns-Powell, Fountain City, South Knoxville, Farragut and downtown.

The Knox County Museum of Education houses hundreds of documents, yearbooks, memorabilia and records from the Knoxville City Schools, Knox County Schools and other private and parochial schools. The goal of the museum is to collect, preserve and make accessible the history of education in Knox County and surrounding area. More information is available at or on Facebook at