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By Courtney Green
Special To Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Saturday evening, February 21, the ladies of Nu Omega Omega of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Incorporated hosted “An Amazing Evening for a Father Daughter Dance,” for all fathers and their daughters of Madison, to enjoy each other’s company.
The dance took place at the North Florida Community College Student Center. Over 200 people attended. The affair began at 6 p.m.
Fathers and daughters were dressed in their finest attire as they indulged in an evening of fun, dancing, and great food.
“We’re looking forward to having an exciting night,” said Peggy Williams, Nu Omega Omega chapter president. “It’s always a good thing for fathers and daughters to get together.”
Fathers of all ages brought their daughters and granddaughters as their dates for the evening. Participants ranged from ages two to adult.
Chad Mitchell brought his daughter, Shaniyah Livingston, to enjoy the night’s festivities.
“It’s important,” said Mitchell, “To let them know you care about them and to show support.
After seeing a need for an event promoting the love between a father and daughter in the Madison community, Nu Omega Omega decided to host the father-daughter dance. The event has occurred for the past four years.
“We had noticed that a lot of organizations were doing father-daughter dances and we didn’t have anything in Madison,” said Regina Nash, co-chair of the dance. “So, we decided to host one for our community.”
The event aligns with one of the sorority’s International Program Targets of Family Strengthening. Proceeds from ticket sales from the dance will go to a scholarship.
“We’re big on education,” said Nash.
Remaining proceeds will go to educational enrichment activities for graduating high school seniors in the community.