Daddy Daughter Dance draws big crowd

The Greater Abbeville Chamber of Commerce's Daddy Daughter Dance drew a big crowd Friday night to the Abbeville Civic Center, in an event which helped provide a bonding experience for fathers and their young daughters.


There was good food, and DJ Bobby Hamby played some tunes that simply begged to be danced to, and those in attendance seemed to be having a good time.


Proud grandfather Ernest Coleman was there with his granddaughter Olivia Martin of Abbeville.


Olivia's father had to work, so her grandfather filled in.


"It's nice," Coleman said. "Good turnout."


Nearby was Eric Callaway of Abbeville, who was there with his daughter Taylor.


Eric remembered how The Press and Banner took their picture several years ago at a Daddy Daughter Dance.


Ben Ashley of Abbeville was there with his daughters Jaden, 11, and Sadie Lou, 5, and Ashley, and the family was having a most excellent time.


"It was an amazing success," said Chamber administrative assistant Julie Wilson Monday. "It was a great turnout."


Wilson estimated that there were as many as 250 people there.


"It was a 'sold out' event," she said.


You could tell that the little girls had a great time, she said. That was clear from the enthusiasm with which the little girls danced.


"Without our ambassadors and board members, this event would not have been possible," she said.


The Chamber's next big event will be in May, with the annual Chamber banquet.


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