Athens Review, Athens, Texas

February 16, 2012

Fourth annual Father-Daughter Ball Saturday

Art Lawler
The Athens Review

Athens — By now, young daughters should be busy working out their out-of-shape fathers with pushes and sit-ups, getting them ready for the Saturday night dance — two straight hours of it, as a matter of fact.

That would be the Fourth Annual Father-Daughter Ball from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Eastern Hills Church of Christ Gymnasium, home of Athens Christian Preparatory Academy. This year’s theme is “Candy Castles.”

Don’t worry, girls, the Review has learned that folding chairs will be available for dad, just in case you wear him out with polkas, waltzes, contemporary pop hits and country songs.

Brett Nielsen, the school’s business manager, has told the Review that dad’s have been requesting more of the slow tunes.

The price of admission to The Ball is $20 per couple. Some fathers plan to bring additional siblings.

Daughters usually range in age from five to whenever the older daughters outgrow the old man.

So add $5 per person, Dad, for each of your additional guests.

A photo booth will also be available for fathers and daughters, who want to preserve what should be a memorable night.

Both father and daughter should put on their Sunday-go-to-meeting closes for the special occasion.

Light refreshments will be served, and party favors will also be given out during the event.

Fathers, uncles, grandfathers, or family friends who wish to accompany the young girls are welcome, Nielsen said.

Tickets are available at the ACPA front desk at Eastern Hills (1200 E. Corsicana St.) or at the door.

For more information, call 903-386-0400.

OK girls – It’s time to run old dad around the block to build up his strength.

Be kind.