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Under the Big Top

Friday, August 24, 20124:55 PM

Dancing Daughters Covered by Doting Dads

100 people crammed into a warm Room 104/105 for the annual Father-Daughter dance on Saturday evening, August 11. With the circus theme, “Under the Big Top,” the Bible Class room was transformed into a carnival atmosphere for three hours.  There were carnival games with stuffed animal prizes, a cupcake walk, Ron Thompson’s fun balloons, candy on the tables, corn dogs for dinner, churros, Snowie shaved ice, and, of course, dancing.

Most of the girls were out there dancing to the pop tunes sung by current stars like Katie Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez. A handful of dads bravely joined the line dancing songs; but several more dads finally ventured out to the dance floor when the 80s music started! Ok, not a huge surprise.


Kevin Linton began the tradition a few years ago. By assisting him, Kevin Payment learned how to run the event. This was the fourth dance coordinated by “KPay,” who skillfully organized previous themes like a Hawaiian Luau, Country Night, and Disco. He assembled a fantastic team of volunteers to help with food, games, and setup/cleanup. (Actually, it seemed that a few of the volunteers were moms hoping to catch a peek of their honeys and their little ladies having a tender moment.) Kevin and those helping him really made for a splendid night for everyone.

Besides a great time spent together, every couple received a number of beautiful photos taken throughout the evening. These will definitely be great keepsakes.


As with every year, the most touching moments for the fathers occurred when the live DJ from Doug Buggle Rocket entertainment played two slow songs:

  • Butterfly Kisses (Bob Carlisle).
  • Cinderella (Stephen Curtis Chapman)

Both songs have to do with dads dealing with their little girls growing up and getting married. Many older eyes were glistening at times during the special night.

More importantly, each father left the event, holding his girl’s hand, knowing that rejoicing over her was time well spent. And each dad seemed more intent on cherishing the time he still has with his princess.

Someone recently raised the point on their I AM HERE comment card, “Hey, why isn’t there a Mother-Son dance at CBC?” Well, the answer simply is that we need a coordinator who will make it happen. Is this on your heart?

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