Tickets available for the Father Daughter Dance |

Tickets available for the Father Daughter Dance

by Caryn Haller

Since the first father-daughter dance in 1998 Dewayne Allmett and his daughters have attended every year except one when they didn’t buy their tickets in time.

This year, Allmett was sure to get his tickets early.

“It’s something that’s just for me and them. We make a night of it and go to dinner,” he said. “They like to dress up and do some dancing, and I really enjoy it.”

Although his daughters are ages 13, 14 and 21, the annual dance is something they still look forward to.

“Every year we pull out the pictures from each one, and it’s fun to see how they’ve aged. It’s neat to have a night out with just my daughters.”

Allmett’s 14-year-old daughter, Savannah, said she’ll never be too old to dance with her dad.

“Getting to spend quality time with him is special because we don’t get to do it every day,” she said.

Alexa Hala, 20, has been attending the dance with her grandfather, Roger, since she was 5 years old.

“It’s the only night of the year I get to have my own little date night with my grandpa. He’s my best friend,” Hala said.

“When I was little he used to swing me between his legs until I got too heavy.”

She also said her and Roger’s favorite dance is the “chicken dance.”

Sponsored by the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, the father/daughter dance is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4 at St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville.

Cost is $20 per couple and $8 per additional daughter.

Because of the popularity of this event, early registration is recommended.

Tickets are available at the Recreation Division located at 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

For more information call the Recreation Department at 782-9828.