Rivers Club Hosts Magical Night for Fathers and Daughters
The Rivers Club has focused on being a family friendly establishment, welcoming those of all ages since 1983.
Since then, the Rivers Club has hosted an event every year specifically to honor the bond a father has with his daughter: the Father/Daughter Dance. Typically drawing in more than 75 guests, it has become a much-anticipated event for daughters who enjoy the special date with their Daddy. General Manager Jack Kimbell even recalls a few current members who attended with their fathers as youngsters.
“It’s been truly heartwarming to watch our members grow within the Club—now bringing their families to share in the memories,” said Kimbell. “This is an extraordinary bond we cherish here at the Club and we enjoy having a way we can celebrate it with our members.”
Member Sean Girdwood had the opportunity to take his three daughters to this year’s Father/Daughter Dance on September 20. His daughters, Addison (8 years old),
Ava (6 years old) and Allie (4 years old), had been looking forward to the dance since the summer. It was Addison’s third year attending the dance.
Nothing could stand in the way of this night for his girls. Girdwood’s oldest daughter, a pee wee league cheerleader in Mars, had to choose between the dance and a rescheduled game that evening. She wholeheartedly chose to attend the dance with her father and sisters.
The theme this year was from the ever-popular movie “Frozen,” including an appearance fromPrincess Elsa & Princess Anna. Girdwood noted his youngest daughter wore a dress similar to Elsa’s and she thought the woman at the Rivers Club was the real Elsa.
More than 100 attendees enjoyed this year’s special event—complete with balloon artists and tiaras. Many described it as a fun wedding reception-like atmosphere with just dads and their girls.
And, of course, there was dancing.
“The girls owned the dance floor this year,” said Girdwood. “In years past, the dads were on the floor too. Not this year—except for slow dancing.”
Girdwood enjoyed a memorable slow dance with each of his daughters—sometimes dancing with all three simultaneously. The girls were able to enjoy quality time dancing with Elsa the princess as well.
Girdwood noted his girls particularly enjoyed the milkshakes and desserts—and he enjoyed letting them eat and do what they wanted that evening.
“As usual, it was a great night. We stayed until the end and had fun dancing and being silly,” he said. “In fact, the Club staff had to throw us out,” he joked.