FATHERS & DAUGHTERS ENJOY SPECIAL NIGHT AT FIRST ANNUAL CINDERELLA BALL
While Cinderella and Snow White did not personally appear at Livingston Junior High for the Cinderella Ball hosted by Central Baptist Church this past Saturday, plenty of local princesses did attend. Central Baptist Church Children’s Director Sharon Irwin and team spent months preparing to turn the Livingston Junior High black box into a magical ballroom, complete with a canopy of lace, lights and tulle. “Young ladies need to feel special, especially to their Dads and the Cinderella Ball was an opportunity for dads and daughters to spend time together. Even more, it was a time for Dads to model to their daughters how they should be treated when on a date,” said Irwin.
Dads and princesses lined the red carpet upon arrival, and after taking pictures, were announced to the crowd as they entered the ballroom. Members of Central Baptist’s youth group escorted couples to their seats where princesses were honored with silver tiaras, a CD of the evening’s music and silver Cinderella slipper charms. Dads received a booklet honoring their commitment to parenting entitled, "You Have What It Takes" and a bookmark and charm to remind them of the evening as well. After dinner and dessert, dancing ensued and in between sets, guest speaker Barry Jeffries spoke briefly about the importance of bringing up daughters in a Godly environment. The evening ended with Dads and daughters dancing to Cinderella by Stephen Curtis Chapman. “It was an evening I’ll always remember,” said dad, Art Meade. “It was a very special night with my daughter and she left planning next years evening.”
Next year’s ball is scheduled for Saturday, April 10 and all father’s and daughters are invited to attend. Tickets can be reserved by calling Sharon Irwin at Central Baptist Church at 327-5614.
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