Oakman to host Daddy Daughter Dance this month


OAKMAN — The Town of Oakman has set a date for its annual Daddy/Daughter Dance.

The dance will be held Friday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oakman Middle School gymnasium. This is the third year Oakman has held the event that serves as a special evening for fathers to bond with their daughters.

"We've had a good turnout every year. It's been really nice," Oakman Mayor Cory Franks told the Daily Mountain Eagle on Friday.

Admission is free to Oakman's Daddy Daughter Dance, and each father and daughter can get their picture made free of charge.

Franks said photos will be printed and can be picked up at a later date at Oakman Town Hall. Photos may also be distributed at Oakman Middle School.

Light refreshments will also be provided at the dance, and a DJ will entertain the crowd.

Franks said Oakman's dance is convenient for people in Oakman and neighboring communities to attend since many can't travel to other dances in the county or pay admission costs.  

"We just try to make it convenient and give the people around Oakman and in Oakman, and the kids, the opportunity to share that moment with their family," he said.

When Franks became mayor of Oakman, he started the annual tradition of the Daddy Daughter Dance.

"I have daughters of my own, and I know that being a working dad, we miss out on a lot of things because we're trying to provide for our family," Franks said. "We do this in the evening time so that the dads can have their daughters away from the mom and can spend that quality time with them by themselves. It gives them a memory and the girls will always remember it, too."