Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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February 18, 2013

Second annual father-daughter outing is Saturday

ASHLAND — Dads and their daughters have a special bond, but don’t always have the most in common.

To create an opportunity for daughters and dads to spend time together, three Paul G. Blazer High School students — all young women — have planned the second annual Tri-State Father/Daughter Dance. The event will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Saturday at the high school’s gym. The dance is free, but donations are welcome and will benefit the Two Hearts Pregnancy Center in Ashland.

Kati Hornbuckle is organizing the event with her friends, Kelly Heishman and Amy Carpenter. The senior helped plan last year’s inaugural event in conjunction with the Ashland Alliance Youth Leadership Council.

The dance was so popular, Hornbuckle wanted to do it again.

“Last year we had over 300 dads and daughters in attendance and we raised over $1,000 for Two Hearts. We hope to have an even bigger turnout this year,” she said. “The prizes are better, the music is better and, hopefully, the overall donation will be better. The goal is to double what we came up with last year.

“To a lot of dads, it is kind of a different connection they have with their daughters than their sons,” Hornbukle said. “Sometimes it’s hard to find something to bond with your daughter over. It shows the girls that their dad cares and they are willing to do something with them.”

The event can also give dads a chance to show their daughters the standards of a date, like how they should be treated when a boy takes them out, Hornbuckle said.

The dance has come together through the generosity of the community, she said. Community Trust Bank, Modern Foods and Premier Therapy have been major sponsors donating helium and cash.

Local radio personality and DJ Scott Martin has donated the use of his equipment for the dance, but the playlist is being created by the trio of organizers.

“We’ve been working on a list of song requests for about two weeks now,” said Hornbuckle, adding music will be appropriate for dads and daughters.

The dance will also feature fun contests, such as a Hula Hoop and limbo contest, along with prizes. A host of local radio stations have been invited to broadcast from the event and a local television station is expected, said Hornbuckle.

Student volunteers from Blazer’s Beta Club and Student Council will help man the dance, which is open to young women of all ages, said Hornbuckle. Attendees also don’t have to come with their dads, they can bring another adult role model.

“A lot of girls don’t have dads, or they may have to work. They can bring their grandpa, big brother, uncle or whoever their male role model is. We don’t want them to feel left out because maybe their father isn’t around anymore,” Hornbuckle said.

CARRIE STAMBAUGH can be reached at cstambaugh@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2653.

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