More than 1,000 guests will head to the sixth annual Father-Daughter Ball on Saturday night at the Crossroads Arena, and according to event chair Ken Weeden, those who don’t yet have tickets to the fundraiser event are still in luck.
“We will be selling tickets, photos and sponsorships until 11:59 p.m. on Friday night,” said Weeden. “We want to make sure we give everyone an opportunity to buy tickets, even the day before the ball.”
Set for 6 to 9 p.m., the special evening presented by the Corinth Kiwanis Club is for fathers, grandfathers and father-figures to carry their princesses to the ball for a night of endless fun.
“Our theme this year is ‘Denim and Diamonds’, which gives folks the opportunity to dress in western wear if they want,” said Weeden. “Although, I know we will still have a large number of couples dressing in suits and dresses.”
The ball will include dancing, music, food, Meet the Princesses, Face Sticker Station and Make a Cupcake for Dad Station.
Tickets are $60 for the first couple and $10 for each additional daughter and can be purchased online only at corinthkiwanis.com.
A 5x7 professional photo taken and printed in seconds by Bill Avery and presented in a special keepsake folder can be purchased, as well. Photo prices are $15 for the first photo and $10 for additional copies. Doors open one hour early at 5 p.m. for those couples who would like to get their photo taken early. Entry into the ball will begin at 6 p.m.
The local civic club has given funds raised from the ball to several charities in the past, including Excel By 5, the county and city school district, Lighthouse Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi.
For the last two years, the club has donated $2,500 to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis on behalf of the Father Daughter Ball.
“It’s turned into a great event over the years,” added Weeden. “We have many families who have been coming to the ball since it started. They’ve turned it into a tradition of sorts.”
Weeden said all participants will receive a email on Friday afternoon with final event details.
“We are very thankful for everyone who has purchased a ticket and to all of our sponsors,” he added. “It’s going to be a very special night for some very special girls ... everyone is going to have a real blast.”
(For more information, to purchase tickets or sponsorship packages, visit corinthkiwanis.com.)