Good turnout at second annual dance

Adalee Gawith and her dad Travis attended the dance. Adalee said,” Oh, he looks so handsome; like a prince.” Phoebe Jantzen / Free Press
Adalee Gawith and her dad Travis attended the dance. Adalee said,” Oh, he looks so handsome; like a prince.” Phoebe Jantzen / Free Press
Although this was only the second annual Marion County Daddy/Daughter Dance, it has become one of the most anticipated yearly events for little girls county-wide. The event is sponsored by Families and Communities Together, Inc. (FACT) and has a two-fold benefit—raising funds for FACT to use in helping families and children in Marion County thrive, as well as offering an opportunity for dads to spend quality time with their little princesses.

This year the event was held in the Hillsboro Middle School Gymnasium. The theme being “Evening in Paris”, 98 beautifully dressed little girls escorted by their dad, grandfather, or uncle enjoyed the evening dancing to their song requests supplied by DJ Duane McCarty who donated his time and equipment for the event.

98 little girls and their dads (or other male family members) attended the daddy/daughter dance on Saturday evening. Phoebe Jantzen/Free Press
98 little girls and their dads (or other male family members) attended the daddy/daughter dance on Saturday evening. Phoebe Jantzen/Free Press

FACT would like to especially thank the following Marion County businesses and organizations for their sponsorship of the dance: Marion Community National Bank; Midway Motors of Hillsboro; Jost Funeral Home; Hillsboro Emprise Bank; Spur Ridge Vet Hospital (Brendan and Tina Kraus); Jost Fabricating; Flaming Plumbing, Heating, and Air; and Hillsboro Dental Care. Also thanks to Dustin Dalke and Pati Funk for the use of the HHS prom decorations. It will be a memory that both dads and daughters will treasure the rest of their lives.