By: Betty Holcomb
With princesses, ball gowns, dancing, and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime, the Clay County Golden Delicious Festival hosted a Princess Ball, tailored specifically around Daddies and Daughters. Volunteers, Mrs. Greenlee’s high school class, and the CCGDF crew came together and gave the young ladies of Clay a night of their lives.
Those entering the Clay County High School on Saturday, April 1 were met with glimmering lights and fancy decorations, complete with a beautiful balloon arch, made by Marissa Holcomb, and a feast that was prepared for the guests to enjoy.
As little girls arrived on their date’s arm, debuting their best dresses and ready for a night of dancing and laughter, it was apparent that all the hard work put in by so many had paid off and this was going to be the “best night ever” for so many of the counties young ladies.
When speaking to Zoey Edgar, the 3-year-old daughter or Shay and Josh Edgar, about her night she said, “I danced, danced, danced with my hands in the air, air, air and me and daddy ate thiiiissss much!” Miss Zoey’s favorite part of the night was her big stitchy, stitchy dress.
Now the food and drinks were the favorite part of Stevie Jo Lee, Tinley Lane, and Emery Wriston’s night. They also enjoyed playing and dancing with their friends. Every little girl felt like a princess, and every dress was unique to their personality and style.
Harper Faulkner, the 8-year-old daughter of Scott and Autumn Faulkner, was giving off some runway vibes in her all black number with rhinestone jewelry, red lips, and nail polish. “My favorite part of the night was getting all dressed up and dancing with my daddy,” said Harper.
“I’ve never seen my daddy in a suit before,” said 8-year-old Raegen Holcomb. “They played all the music I liked too.” Safe to say, she enjoyed her night of dancing, and so did 4-year-old Cam McKinney. “They sang the gummy bear song to me and we danced like ice skaters, and so did Daddy!”
There are so many people that make these girl’s lives special, Marissa Atha and Emery Wriston tell us a little about their night with their special dates. Marissa Atha loved when they danced to Tootsie Roll with Bonus Dad, Jeff Turley. All the dads and daughters were lined up on each side of the floor and they had to walk in between them dancing. “I loved getting dressed up and wearing my glitter Chuck Taylor’s and spending time with Jeff, watching him dance to the Git Up.”
“My Uncle Bub is who I got to go with, but he’s kinda like my dad too!” said Emery about her uncle, Ryan Thomas. In her eyes, Uncle Bub can’t be beat and she was ecstatic to be out with him for the evening.
Everyone came together to do an amazing job on making this event one that won’t be forgotten by so many young ladies.
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