Fathers, daughters bust a move to eliminate tetanus

Published 3:00 am Friday, April 10, 2015

Local fathers and daughters are invited to participate Troy Kiwanis Club’s second annual Princess Ball on April 11, a night of fun and of support for the effort to eliminate tetanus worldwide.

According to Bart Wallace, a Troy Kiwanis member, the project is one of the main causes for Kiwanis International.

The organization and UNICEF have been working together to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, a disease that kills 60,000 each year.

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“All of our proceeds go towards the Eliminate project,” Wallace said. “The ticket is $25 for a father plus all the daughters, nieces and granddaughters he has.”

Wallace said the ball is named the “Princess Ball” because every little girl is her daddy’s princess.

The event is designed for young girls, from toddlers to pre-teens, and their fathers.

Wallace said there would be a DJ at the ball and a lot of dancing.

“We had around 80 to 85 girls last year and we raised around $1,500,” Wallace said. “And the goal for this year is to exceed that. We just hope everybody would come out and have a good time.”

Kenny Green said there would be food, dancing, photographs, and a whole lot of daddy daughter time at the Princess Ball.

Wallace said Troy Kiwanis Club has the support from people through out the community “People support us by donating goods and getting paid sponsor,” “The people who buy tickets to the ball also a great help for our cause.”

Wallace said the sponsor for the even includes Chick-fil-A, Jean’s Flowers, E+Me, Joel William Law Office and more.

Tickets for the ball are available at E +ME, Joel Williams Law Office, and Edward Jones financial office.

Princess Ball will be held at the Emporium located at 112 West Walnut from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 11.