Daddy Daughter Dance to benefit Little Theatre

Show are participants in one of The Little Theatre On The Square's previous Daddy Daughter Dance fundraisers at Sullivan Elementary School.

SULLIVAN -- The Little Theatre On The Square is scheduled to hold hold its Daddy Daughter Dance fundraiser Saturday evening.

Organizers reported that this fourth annual event is expected to be bigger than last year's dance, which drew more than 250 participants to the venue at Sullivan Elementary School.

“We added several new things last year that were popular, including a raffle,” theater board member and dance organizer Amanda Standerfer said in a press release. “We love having the dance at (the school) because we can create spaces for the different activities and make the entire night very special.”

This year’s theme is “Magic Under the Sea,” evoking images of mermaids and underwater castles. The dance is set for 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan Elementary School.

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The dance will once again feature cupcakes from Sullivan Bakery, a make-and take craft, photo opportunities, and dancing. In addition, Standerfer said the raffle will again feature a new American Girl doll, plus other goodies.

“Every year is so much fun and the event continues to grow,” said John Stephens, The Little Theatre’s executive producer.

To obtain tickets, visit www.thelittletheatre.org or call the box office at 217-728-7375. Tickets are $25 in advance per couple. For dad’s wanting to bring more than one girl, it’s $10 for each additional child. After Tuesday and at the door, tickets are $30 per couple.

“It’s such a fun evening for the girls. We encourage all dads and father figures to bring the special girl in their life,” Standerfer said. The dance is open to girls of all ages, but Standerfer noted that most are between the ages of 18 months and seventh grade. More information is available via  aestanderfer@yahoo.com.

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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