Attention Fathers! Make sure your daughter’s first date is with a wonderful guy…you! Treat her to a night of your undivided attention! Fathers and daughters are invited to put on their dancing shoes and step out together for a fun Valentine’s event at this year’s Father-Daughter Sweetheart Ball. Dancing, dinner and fond memories between fathers and their daughters will mark the debut of this first annual Sweetheart Ball sponsored by the Craven Literacy Council. The New Bern area community is invited to share an evening to highlight and celebrate the importance of the father/daughter relationship while raising money to support the efforts of the Literacy Council to teach adults to read. The Ball is open to all girls grades fifth and under and their fathers (or father figures). It will be held at Christ Church Ministry Center, 311 Middle Street on Friday, February 10th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
Tickets are $50 per father/daughter couple with tickets for additional “daughters” at $20. The ticket price includes a child-adult friendly dinner, DJ music and dancing, a corsage, souvenir photograph and memories to last a lifetime. Dads and daughters will also have the opportunity to win door prizes.
Jane Peele from Down East Dance Studios will serve as MC and dance instructor for the evening. Jane is a native of New Bern where she has been a Dance Educator with Craven County Schools since 1992. She has toured nationally with Jim Henson’s Muppet Show on Tour and has worked with several regional modern and jazz companies in California and New York. She was an original member of Atlantic Dance Theatre and an original member of Collectively Speaking, a modern dance company in Greenville, NC.
Tickets are available at the Craven Literacy Council office at 2800 Neuse Blvd. or can be purchased online at their website. Semi-formal/dressy casual attire is recommended. Pre-registration is required for this event and walk-ins will not be accepted.
Janet Peregoy, Event Chair said, “We hope that this event will become an annual Valentine’s Ball. It was Inspired by other such events and the book, “A Reading Promise, My Father and the Books We Shared” by Alice Ozma. We want it to be a celebration of the special bond fathers and grandfathers have with their daughters and granddaughters of all ages. It really is a treasured experience where dads and daughters can create special memories that they’ll cherish forever.”
Proceeds from this evening will benefit the Craven Literacy Council, a 501 (c) (3) organization serving the Craven, Pamlico and Jones County area. For 25 years, CLC has been changing lives of families in Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties by providing adults with a place to establish and enhance basic reading and writing skills. In recent years, CLC has also developed a curriculum to teach non-native speakers English as a Second Language.
Submitted by and contact information: Sherrie Starr, Marketing Chair, email or call 252-637-4580