The Teen Hop got started in 1960 on the second floor of the (present) Encore Consignment building, where the bowling alley formerly was, on E Plymouth St. It soon moved across the street to the former Stewart Bakery building (now the parking lot where Bi-County Towing was) but only lasted a few years.
The venue was popular with teenagers. It featured live performances by regional bands, and regulars participated in community fund-raising for the public swimming pool, among other things.
The kids voted to choose “George on My Mind” as their theme song, in no small part because it was written by Hoosier Hoagie Carmichael with Bremen boy Russell Gorrell. The two were roommates at one time and wrote the song together.
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