Daddy Daughter Dance Saturday

Thursday, February 8, 2018
FBLA member Rosie Garcia (left) gets a mini-makeover from Maggie Williams and Shianne Higdon as they practice for the upcoming “Dolled-Up For Dad” service project being held in conjunction with the third annual Daddy Daughter Dance to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
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Organizers of the annual Piggott area Make-a-Wish Foundation effort are preparing for their annual major fundraiser, and this year the group is receiving help from members of the Piggott High School chapter of the FBLA. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the annual Piggott Heritage Car 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. this 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 have been 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 all proceeds will benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Members of the FBLA are also taking part in a service effort, as they'll help young ladies get “Dolled Up For Dad” in advance of the dance.

“Our members will be offering free hairstyling, light makeup application and fingernail painting free of charge on Saturday, Feb. 10, in the PHS cafeteria,” FBLA adviser Stacy Peters noted. “There is limited availability, so we encourage the girls to make an appointment by calling 870 634-7253 after 4 p.m.”

Peters indicated there would be appointments available from noon to 4 p.m. the day of the dance, and again noted the makeovers are being made available at no charge as a service project for the FBLA members.

Crawford indicated this year's roadblock will be going on all day on Friday, Feb. 16, in the parking lot of the Country Mart in Piggott. She also noted Piggott Mohawk football players will once again provide manpower, and added they're also scheduled to help clean up after the dance.

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

Rector Effort

Students at Rector High School are raising funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation this week. A coin fundraiser is currently underway, with the classes competing for both a pizza party and a donut party.

Each day this week donations are being gathered, with penny donations made Monday; nickel donations on Tuesday and dime donations today, Wednesday, Feb. 6. Thursday is quarter day and on Friday donations will be accepted in dollars and by check. All donations will benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation and will be presented during next week's Wish-A-Thon.

The class donating the most will receive the pizza party, while the second place class will be treated to the donut party.

Roadblocks will also be manned Friday in Rector, and across the region, for the annual fundraiser.

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