UNION — The Union County Recreation Department will offer fathers and daughters a night to remember this weekend.
The Union County Recreation Department (UCRD) will host its 16th annual Father/Daughter Dance from 6-8 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 8, in the UCRD gymnasium, located at 111 Thomas St. in Union.
The event — billed as “a night to remember for fathers and their daughters, ages 3-20” — has become a tradition for many local fathers and daughters. The gymnasium will be decorated with candles, balloons and a disco ball to authenticate the dance floor atmosphere, along with a continuous stream of music provided by Dean “DJ BIG” Gregory.
“All the girls and dads really enjoyed themselves last year,” said Program Director Jessica Gallman. “We didn’t have to tell anybody to get out there and dance. DJ BIG kept it hopping.”
Gallman said everyone’s participation in line dances such as “The Wobble,” “Cupid Shuffle,” and the timeless “Electric Slide” always provides lots of entertainment.
The event will also feature light refreshments, including cake squares from Kirby’s Cake Shoppe. Also, a balloon drop will be a new addition for this year’s dance.
The admission price is $30 per couple (and $5 for each additional child). In addition to everything mentioned above, the admission will also include a portrait of Dad and Daughter by Rhonda Gregory of Timeless Treasures.
A limited number of tickets remain, and they may be purchased at the UCRD. For more information, call Jessica Gallman at (864) 429-1670 or visit www.unionscrec.com.
Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-427-1234.