In what is sure to transform into an annual event, the Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by Shelbyville High School, provided girls with a chance to spend a special evening with their dad. Of note, persons of significant influence were allowed to attend in place of a parent.
It is often said that a little girl’s dad becomes the standard through which they judge all men. If that adage holds true, the young men in our community have some incredibly high expectations to live up to.
We were so encouraged seeing all of the eager participants that shared in this special experience, and we remain humbly committed to creating opportunities that encourage family involvement. Perhaps we are biased, but we wholeheartedly believe that there is no better place to raise a child than right here in Shelbyville. A beautiful community, supportive families, and a first class school system are just a few reasons to be thankful and proud.
It is important to note all of the help received when putting together this community event. Camice Barker of Barker’s Balloonery and Tuxedo Rental, decorated the event at no cost to the school district. Her creativity continues to amaze us all. Jamie McDonald provided photography services all throughout the event, and for that, we will all be forever thankful. Late Bloomer on Main donated 300 flowers to the event without the slightest bit of hesitation. Because of this, every girl was given a long stem carnation flower upon entering the dance. Additionally, the event highlighted several activity booths for the guests. Several school organizations were involved in this effort alongside HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital and Hair MD.
The Frozen Themed Raffle Basket was awarded to a 1st grade student within the Shelbyville School District. That, in itself, was inspired by a donation received courtesy of The Little Theatre on the Square.
Lastly, it would be foolish to not extend a most sincere thank you to all of the teachers and students who volunteered their time and talent at the event. All involved in the planning and preparation process were absolutely incredible. Most importantly, shout out to all the awesome dads who danced their little hearts out all night. Your dance moves were rivaled only by those of your daughter.
It may take a village to raise a child, but it is most certainly the people that make the place. In total, we hosted over 300 guests at this event. To all those that took part, we hope you had a memorable and heartfelt experience.
All proceeds from the Daddy Daughter Dance will be directed toward the auditorium renovation initiative. Be on the lookout for our Mommy and Son Night Out scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2020.
Kyle Ladd | principal
Shelbyville High School