Registration for Daddy Daughter Dance concludes Friday

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Referred to as a “Cinderella ball,” the Daddy Daughter Dance will continue to create magical memories for families across Bartow. On Feb. 13, the event will be held at the Cartersville Civic Center, 435 W. Main St., from 6 to 8 p.m.“This is our ninth annual Daddy Daughter Dance,” said Greg Anderson, director for Cartersville Parks & Recreation Department. “We’ve had tremendous attendance. I think they’ve all sold out except this past year. [When] we started out, we were [featuring] 125 couples and now we’re up to 175 — that’s how many we take. So we’ve had great attendance.“The little girls: they love it, and the dads even have a good time at it. I think it’s kind of surprised some of them. ... It’s just a big night. It’s more like a Cinderella ball.”Presented by Cartersville Parks & Recreation Department and Chi Master chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, the event is geared toward girls in kindergarten through seventh grade.Along with light refreshments, the Daddy Daughter Dance will provide a corsage and door prizes for attendees. Photographs and carriage rides will be available for an extra charge.“We do this as a service project [for] the community,” said Susan Stephens, treasurer for the Chi Master chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. “Each year, we supply them with door prizes for the little girls and we assist with pinning the corsages.“... It is delightful to see the daddies with the little girls. It just warms your heart. They’re so proud that daddy’s with them that night. He’s all hers. Then, watching them dance is just the cutest thing in the world, because the dads have their styles and the little girls have theirs.”For those interested in attending this year’s dance, there will be a $20 registration fee for a father and daughter, with another $15 charge for each additional daughter. Space is limited to 175 couples, so adults need to pre-register — online at http://www.cityofcartersville.org or in person at the Dellinger Park office, 100 Pine Grove Road in Cartersville — by Friday.For more information, call 770-387-5626.