First Father-Daughter Dance has impressive turnout

Published 3:36 pm Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Demopolis High School Quarterback Club hosted its first-ever Father-Daughter Dance, and based on the turnout on Thursday night, the event will be an annual success.

“We started by telling girls from sixth grade down to kindergarten,” said dance chair Meredith Green. “We sold tickets ahead of time, and got the decorations ready. The shop class made some wooden hearts for us. Tickets cost $20 ahead of time, and were $25 at the door.”

Fathers came to the dance with their daughters — students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Everyone had fun, dancing to tunes of all generations, including “The Twist,” “Achy Breaky Heart” and “Thriller.”

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It was estimated that 250 people attended the dance at the Demopolis Civic Center.

“We were hoping for about 150 people,” said Quarterback Club president Kenny Freeman. “We were real pleased with this. Mike Randall’s daughter, who is from Georgia, told him about it, and he told us. We feel like this is going to grow a lot next year.”

Freeman estimated that more than $2,000 was raised for the club.

“It’s all about being with my little girls,” said Cory Frazier, who brought his daughters Shakoria and Shakaria. “I love spending time with them!”

“I like being with my friends,” said Shakoria, 9.

“It’s very fun, a very good time,” said Richard Kish, who brought his daughter, Mary Katherine Kish. “She asked me to go, and I wouldn’t miss it!”

“I like being with my father,” said Mary Katherine, 8.

Green said the club was thinking about doing another event for mothers and their sons, perhaps a fishing day.

The DHS Quarterback Club will host its fund-raising rodeo in May.