Daddy Daughter Dance set today 

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Abby Caruso dances with her dad, Darin Caruso, at last year's Daddy Daughter Dance. This year's event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Noble High School Commons.

NOBLE -- When the music's hoppin', dads and daughters get boppin' at the annual Daddy Daughter Dance in Noble.

This year's event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Noble High School Commons, 4601 E. Etowah Road.

The Noble Public Schools Foundation for Academic Excellence is sponsoring the event, and Troy Archie Photography will take professional pictures for $5 each.

Funds raised at the event will go toward operating capital for the foundation as it sponsors funding for teacher grant proposals.

Bob Wallis, vice president of the foundation board and assistant basketball coach, welcomed everyone to the event.

"If you're a dad, and you have a daughter, you're welcome," Wallis said. "We've had dads bring 2- and 3-year-olds and we've had dads who bring their middle school and high school daughters."

Wallis said when his daughter was elementary school age, the daddy daughter dance didn't exist, so he decided to take matters into his own hands.

"I brought her (his daughter) two years ago when she was 31 years old," Wallis said, "and at the time, she was a teacher at the high school. I made sure I had a chance to take my daughter to the daddy daughter dance."

Regardless of participant age, the event is popular. Guardians, grandpas and great uncles are all welcome to bring their special girl to the dance.

"It's probably my favorite event," said Kristin Caruso, president of the foundation and event volunteer. "It's so wonderful to see all the dads who are spending time with their daughters and in fellowship with other dads. Watching the kids dance is the cutest thing on the planet -- all while supporting Noble Public Schools."

Board member Kim Adams said, "It's a great way for families to bond while supporting our school district."

Tickets cost $5 each. For more information, contact Noble High School at 872-3441.