Daddy Daughter Dance Fundraiser is Set

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Members of the Piggott High School FBLA chapter have been selling chances on an IPad, with the proceeds benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The drawing for the IPad, which was donated by Piggott State Bank, will be held at the annual Daddy-Daughter dance on Saturday, Feb. 10. FBLA members pictured selling chances at last Thursday's home game were, from left: Tyson Peters, Easton Laden, Micha Harrell, Elise Gossett and Gage Parks.
TD photo/Tim Blair

Organizers of the annual Piggott area Make-a-Wish Foundation effort are preparing for one of their major fundraisers, and this year the group is receiving help from members of the Piggott High School chapter of the FBLA. The annual Piggott Heritage Car Show has also become a regular donor to the charity, and the 20th annual show in May will also serve to benefit the Make-a-Wish effort and other local organizations.

“We're getting ready for our third annual Make-a-Wish Daddy-Daughter Dance,” noted volunteer Geraldine Crawford. “It will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Piggott Community Center.”

The popular event will include door prizes, refreshments and a dance contest—and admission for each of the couples is a donation to Make-a-Wish.

“The event is open to all ages, you're never too old for a date with daddy,” Crawford added. “But, due to time and fire code restrictions we have to limit attendance this year to just the daughters and their dates and there will not be a grand march.”

Crawford offered thanks to the public for their understanding with the change, and in helping make for a special night.

“We'd also like to remind everyone that grandpas, uncles, brothers and others are welcome if Daddy is not available,” she added. “Dress is Sunday or semi-formal wear, and Janina Dutka with Skylex Photography will once again be donating her time.”

Crawford indicated Dutka would be offering 5x7 prints of the couples for just $10, with the proceeds benefitting the fundraiser.

To help with the effort, members of the Piggott High School FBLA have also been raising funds, and they're currently offering chances on an IPad for a donation to Make-a-Wish. The IPad was donated by Piggott State Bank, and the drawing will be held at the Daddy-Daughter dance. Chances are two dollars each, or three for $5, and are available at home basketball games and from FBLA members. All proceeds will benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

“This year's roadblock will be going on all day on Friday, Feb. 16, in the parking lot of Country Mart in Piggott,” Crawford added. “As they have in the past, the Piggott Mohawk football players will be giving us 100 percent support once again in manning the roadblock—and they're helping clean-up after the dance. With the help of the FBLA, we expect the dance to be a huge success. The Piggott School District, and the community, continue to overwhelm me with their support in making these events successful.”

Those wanting additional information, or to RSVP for the dance, may visit the organization's Facebook page or contact Crawford at 870 598-4116.

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