Daddy-Daughter Dance to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

Thursday, February 9, 2017
A scene from last year's Daddy-Daughter Dance to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.(courtesy photo)

The Piggott Make-A-Wish Committee is set to host their second annual Daddy-Daughter Dance, this Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Piggott Community Center. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and admission is a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Dads are invited to the take the opportunity to create a lifetime memory for their princess, there is no age limit and organizers note, "should dad be unavailable, grandpa or another relative is welcome to bring their princess."

The first annual Daddy-Daughter Dance was held last year with great results, prompting a return this year as a fundraiser for the foundation.

Registration is set to begin at 5:15 p.m. with the Grand March scheduled for 6:15. Following the Grand March, all spectators will be asked to leave in order for the daddy's (and other escorts) to enjoy their special night. Those interested in attending may also visit the Daddy Daughter Dance on Facebook and print a pre-registration form.

As usual, the attire is Sunday dress, or semi-formal wear. Corsages will also be on sale, and once again this year Piggott Florist is donating $2 of the cost of each one sold toward Make-A-Wish. There will also be a raffle for an I-Pad, donated by Piggott State Bank, with chances available for $2 each or three for $5. Janina Dutka, of SkyLex Photography, will also be taking photos at a cost of $10 for each 5x7.

Next Friday, Feb. 17, the local volunteers will turn out for the annual Have-A-Heart, Make-A-Wish Foundation roadblock, joining others in cities and towns across the region. They'll be manning the roadblock from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and volunteers are still being recruited. Those interested in volunteering for the Daddy-Daughter Dance, or the roadblock, may contact Geraldine Crawford and 870-598-4116, Debbie Harrell at 870-598-4217, Kim Donner at 870-598-4701 or Mistie Gossett at 870-598-4190.

"Last year the Piggott area collected over $10,000 for Make-A-Wish, let's do it again," a spokesman noted.

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