Valdosta Daily Times

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February 9, 2013

Annual father-daughter event under way in Valdosta

VALDOSTA — The 17th Annual Father-Daughter Valentine Dance started off strong in its first night of the new year.  

Around 2,450 daddies and daughters showed up to celebrate the meaning behind treating a girl or young woman with respect.

Rodney Bullard and his two-year-old daughter Sydney, came out to the dance for their “first date.”

“It’s our first time at the dance and it’s awesome,” Bullard said.

As the fathers and daughters enter the James H. Rainwater Conference Center, they are greeted by the dedicated staff and First Presbyterian Church family.

Once tickets are collected, the couples can hardly contain their excitement as they make their way under the red valentine arches.

“This is our fourth time,” Brent and seven-year-old daughter, Mabry Hart said. “It’s a very special time, every year.  She tells me we can keep coming back until I’m 70 years old.”

As past dances are reflected upon, new memories are created by those experiencing the dance for the first time.

Charles Askew traveled over one thousand miles to treat his two princesses, Eva, 6, and Ansleigh, 4, to a night on the town.

“We’re having a great time,” Askew said. “It’s our first time, all the way from Albany, N.Y.”

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