City of Murphy Hosts Daddy Daughter Dance
The City of Murphy hosted the 2nd annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 17 at Murphy Community Center. This year’s Mardi Gras theme was in full effect with masquerade masks, beads and hats placed throughout the building. Decorations of purple, green and gold streamers symbolically represented the Mardi Gras celebration as 240 dads and daughters arrived. After quickly checking-in, a professional photographer was waiting next door to capture the moment. Attendees then made a grand entrance into a room filled with music, food and fun.
Manager of Recreation Services for the City of Murphy, Caitlyn Mullins, explained, “The purpose of this event is to fill a need and desire within our community that had been vocalized in years past. It is our hope that this event provides a time for dads/father figures and daughters to spend quality time together to make wonderful memories that they will remember for years to come.”
Tables surrounded the dance floor as a DJ could be seen on stage playing hits from past and present. When they weren’t competing in limbo or dance contests, dads and daughters headed to the buffet that included countless boxes of pizza, along with an endless amount of popcorn. A chocolate fountain sitting in the corner accompanied gigantic marshmallows, strawberries, pineapples, bananas and chocolate candy. What more could a girl want?
Mullins was thrilled with the outcome of this year’s dance stating, “It was a great, very successful event. We took a lot of the feedback from last year's event and really tried to tweak the event this year to make it better for the attendees and our efforts were noticed. We received a number of compliments the night of the dance from dads who were impressed with how we listened to feedback and made this year's event even better.” While plans have not been finalized for next year’s date and theme, event organizers are excited to see what year three has in store for Murphy’s dads and daughters.