By Lindsay Doty
Hundreds of Hendricks County daddy-daughter duos will bust a move on March 9 at the 2019 Father-Daughter Dance Masquerade Ball. The annual event will be held at the Washington Township Pavilion in Avon. It includes appetizers, dinner, dancing, professional photos and a silent auction. Bonus: the Avon High School Lacrosse team will be serving the food decked out in tuxedos.
The dance is put on by Project A.N.G.E.L, an Avon-based nonprofit that helps local families in need. The tickets cost $40 per pair and $7 for each additional daughter and sold out in record time.
“The fundraiser is really to celebrate the connection young ladies have with their dads,” Project A.N.G.E.L. President Amber Coffey said.
All proceeds will go towards the Project A.N.G.E.L Christmas Project, which provides gifts, clothing and food to Hendricks County families in need during the holiday season. Last year, the charity served 300 families.
“It’s heartwarming for sure. For families who work and try and just can’t come up with that money to provide Christmas gifts for their children and families, it means a lot to be able to help them and know we are relieving a little bit of stress and worry,” Coffey said.
Organizers hope the dance will not only be fun for the community but also encourage more people to get involved with the charity.
“Just to get our name out there and what we do and not just help support us financially, but also let people know about volunteer opportunities.”
Organizers have been posting Father-Daughter Dance flashback photos all week with captions that remind us how quickly children grow up.
“This dad now has two daughters graduated and one getting married,” says one post accompanied by a snap of several giddy little girls in dresses and bows on the dance floor with dad.