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Daddy daughter dance

By Joyce Ervin

The ever-popular Milan Parks and Recreation Department’s, Daddy Daughter Dance once again hit record highs in attendance giving thought to expanding the now two-day event into a three-night extravaganza next year.
Little girls donned their Sunday best and many dads wore complimentary colors to enjoy the fun-packed evening of dancing, picture taking, snacking and hoping to be a prize winner for several drawings held throughout the evening.
Volunteers, Grace Gyolai and Adrienne Heath were busy filling bowls with pretzels, cookies, candy hearts and chips. The snacks and photos taken by a photographer from Ruby’s Photo Booth came with the ticket price. Also included was a treasured goodie bag that held Disney Mermaid treasures.
A stuffed Mermaid doll, a figure, a pen, writing pad, bracelet and temporary tattoos were some items found in the take-home bag. Two-year-old Katie Robinson was so excited to receive the Mermaid pen and then only to be denied its use until she arrived home, set to tears and a pout for a time.
Milan resident, George Elder, attended the dance with his daughter, Maci. On a popular Milan group site, Elder advertised a drawing for a Visa gift card to be used by another father to take his daughter to JR’s Grill and Pub for dinner before the dance.
Jordon Miko and his nine-year-old daughter, Scarlett, were the happy winners. Scarlett ordered chicken strips and Miko had a Philly cheese steak sandwich. Miko said the crew at JR’s offered great service and made their evening fun and very pleasant.
Scarlett wore a flared printed dress with blue and various sizes of red hearts on a white background. Miko said his wife made him change his clothes. He arrived at the dance in a matching outfit consisting of a burgundy shirt and striped tie.
Miko said he’s brought his daughter to the dance since she was one- year old. He said, “It’s a special time for us.”
Department head, Ellen Bell, said this event remains one of the most well-attended events the department hosts. This popularity calls for lots of volunteers and Bell wished to thank them all; Ann Gee, Dan Fromm, Jesse Nie, Kelsey Kerkes, Nancy and Clyde Hall, Katie Bell, Jenny and Bob Bellers, Grace Gyolai and Adrienne Heath.
Bell said, “It’s always such fun to see the girls in all their fancy dresses.”

Joyce Ervin is a freelance writer reporting on Milan. She can be contacted at: jlervin42 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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