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The Roaring ’20s

The Gloucester Library, Main Street Center, held a party last Thursday night to celebrate “The Return of the Roaring Twenties.” Participants came dressed as flappers, wise guys and silent screen movie stars. They learned about the history of prohibition and the rise of the speakeasy. Dancers from Bayside Youth Ballet kicked off the evening with a performance of the Hot Honey Rag and the Charleston. The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department conducted a raid in response to a report of shenanigans at the library. Participants were “booked” on charges ranging from “Frequently Needs Shushing” to “Judging a Book by Its Cover.” Here, GSO Sgt. Nick Leaver, at left, and Investigator Jason Schnurr, right, “arrest” flappers Kimberly Forslund, second from left, and Marilyn Iglesias as part of the raid....

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