When young girls wish upon a star, dreams come true. “Wish Upon a Star” has been announced as the theme of the 2016 Daddy Daughter Dance at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum. “We hope to make dreams come true for young girls and their dads, granddads, uncles or brothers,” said Sharline Freeman, Executive Director of the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum.
Beckey Thompson, President of the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum Board of Directors, will chair the event for the third year. Under her leadership, each year has surpassed the previous year. This year’s event will feature Valentine crafts, dancing, food, and balloon entertainment. Of course, the decorations will feature stars. “We are using special effects to give the Daddy Daughter Dance an entirely new look for 2016. Our goal each year is to make a girl feel special, and we feel that we will provide a special setting for this year’s dance”, said Beckey Thompson.
“There will certainly be activity on the dance floor. We like to give the young girls and their dads “dad friendly” dances”, said Daniel Starks. Daniel has been the disc jockey for the Daddy Daughter Dance for the last two years. From past observation, he is now an expert in what type of dances work best for dads and daughters.
As this year’s event approaches, the experience of the Beckey and Daniel should bring new ideas based on their past observations. Food is also part of the Daddy Daughter Dance, and food for the event will be provided by the Thalian Culture Club. Tickets are now on sale for $30 for a young lady and her dad, granddaddy, uncle, or brother. On January 23 the ticket price will be $35. On February 6, the day of the Daddy Daughter Dance, tickets will be $40. Not included in the ticket price will be an optional professional photo which will begin at $8.
Tickets may be purchased at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum or by calling 903-886-6055.