Sixth Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance draws a record crowd


Kindergartner Quinn Kramer jumps with joy and excitement with her dad, Steve, as a favorite song starts playing at the daddy-daughter dance.

Nearly 100 girls and their dads or male chaperones – a record number – donned their finest for the Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation’s Sixth Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday, Mar. 27.

This year’s theme was Ties and Tiaras. Guests entered the middle school gym feeling like VIPs on the red carpet that led to the lit-up dance floor. An hour of songs and games entertained all in attendance. New this year was the addition of Jeff and Heidi Corbett who helped keep the music going and dancers on the dance floor.

“We are so grateful that Jeff and Heidi were willing to spend their Saturday evening with us. Jeff did a great job engaging with our guests, and Heidi helped us introduce the first-ever dance contest for the dads. It went great!” said Kyra Smith, LSCEF Director.

Jon Osborn, father of L-S third-grader Sawyer Osborn, won the Mr. Twinkle Toes designation for being the last man standing in the line-dancing contest. He also received a gift certificate to Sully Locker and Market as Achy “Bacon” Winner.

                Jon Osborn, father of third-grader Sawyer Osborn, won the title of Mr. Twinkle Toes by showing off his line-dancing skills to Billy Ray Cyrus’ hit, “Achy Breaky Heart.” In addition to bragging rights among the dads in attendance, Osborn took home the hardware of a Mr. Twinkle Toes certificate along with an “Achy ‘Bacon’ Heart” gift certificate to Sully Locker and Meat Market. During the contest that had dads out on the dance floor attempting to line dance, LSCEF Board members were responsible for eliminating the dancers who weren’t quite cutting it. The Corbetts selected the overall winner among the final four.

In addition to LSCEF board members, several honor society and Silver Cord students helped with various elements of the night. “We had a great group of honor society and Silver Cord students who helped with everything from the decorating to the dancing to the clean-up.  Our board members also always step up to help make this night very memorable for the girls,” said Smith.

A fun contest had the males on the dance floor showing off their line-dancing skills. One by one, the men were asked to leave the dance floor if their dancing wasn’t up to par.

The LSCEF partnered with local businesses to add to the VIP charm of the night. Megan Ross of Four Seasons Photography captured photos from the dance. All attendees will be sent home a special keepsake photo this week. Upon exiting the dance, attendees were given a cupcake made by La Rose Marie Bakery. The girls also were given a special keepsake tiara.

“If the amount of smiles mean success, then I'd say this was one of our best dances yet,” said Smith.

Feature photo: These girls are all smiles as they circle up and dance with one another at the Sixth Annual LSCEF Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday evening, Mar. 27. For many young girls, this dance was a long-awaited event since last year's dance was canceled due to COVID.                       

Photos by Four Seasons Photography

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