Show of hands, who remembers the Till 21 Club?
I have some memory of it, only because one of my old babysitters snuck me into the club one evening when I was about 10 years old.
Till 21 Club was a very popular weekend hangout for teenagers in Creston during the early 1990s. There were dances there every Friday and Saturday evenings. There were arcade games and concessions. Occasionally, a special DJ from Des Moines would come play music at the club. It was the place to be for teenagers during the early 1990s.
Despite its popularity, the club closed in the mid-1990s.
However, Till 21 Club found its way back into the public eye last week.
Kustom Kakery Event Center will soon be doing business where Till 21 Club used to be. Coincidentally, the owner of Kustom Kakery — Kylie Clayton (Smith) — was one of my babysitters when I was younger. She was not the one who snuck me into Till 21 Club. I want to make that clear.
She was a cool babysitter, though, except for that time she held me down and let my brother Korey shove a dirty sock in my mouth. But, hey, I probably deserved it. I had a tendency to pick on my brother.
I was excited to see Kylie and her gang at Kustom Kakery are opening a business in uptown Creston. I first viewed and tried one of her cakes during the CNA's holiday to holiday extravaganza last year. She's got a real talent.
And, it sounds like making creative cakes isn't her only plans.
Her gang, plus Mitch Sorensen, want to bring back a teenage hangout like the Till 21 Club. Kustom Kakery Event Center will be hosting middle and high school dances from 6 to 8 p.m. and 9 to 12 p.m. respectively, when they get their doors open and are finally settled in. The dances will be held on the first and third Saturday of the month.
Read the full story on Kustom Kakery Event Center written by Sarah Brown in last Friday's Creston News Advertiser.
I hope the Creston community really supports Kylie's business. If you don't, I'll hold you all down and put a sock in your mouth. Joking. But seriously, give her business a try if you haven't already. I think you'll have a real nice experience.
• Must-see movie: Stormy Lee and I caught the movie "42" this past weekend. It's the story of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in professional baseball. We both loved the movie. Harrison Ford is outstanding in his role as Brooklyn Dodgers Executive Branch Rickey. It's a must-see movie even if you don't like baseball.
• FYI: The sirens heard Monday morning in Creston were a test. These tests will continue at 10 a.m., on the 1st and 15th of every month this spring.
• Tornado: If you missed Monday's edition of the Creston News Advertiser, pick up a copy. It has tons of before and after tornado photos. There are five pages dedicated to our one-year anniversary edition of the tornado. It really shows how far Creston has come in one year.