LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you from the Young Professionals

Thank you from the Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac to all of the community sponsors, volunteers and attendees who made the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance a success. For the sixth year in a row, hundreds of fathers and daughters enjoyed an evening of music and dancing, crafts, refreshments and more.

The $1,500 raised from the event will be put toward the YPGD’s pavilion fund, an effort to construct a shelter at Russom Park for families around Dowagiac to use during sporting events and throughout the year. We are now more than 25 percent of our goal and look forward to breaking ground!

Thank you to Bakeman Barbers, Image, Blue Print Photography, Tru Entertianment and Honor Credit Union for their donations; to the Dowagiac District Library for graciously providing for our printing needs; and to the Baker’s Rhapsody, Miss Michele & Company, Lifestyle Nutrition and Bakeman Barbers for selling tickets. Additional thanks to Tru Entertainment for supplying DJ services and to Honor Credit Union for sponsoring and staffing the ice cream bar.

Thanks as well to Miss Dowagiac and her court, Miss Dowagiac 2020 contestants, Miss Teen Lake Michigan and the MMC Competition Dance Team for their presence and help at the dance. We’d also like to throw a shout-out to Emily Smith for making a special appearance as Olaf.

Special thanks to Dowagiac Middle School for hosting the event and to the custodial staff there and Dowagiac Union Schools Superintendent Jonathan Whan.

Lastly, thanks to Wood Fire Trattoria, Round Oak Revisited, Pizza Hut, Lindy’s, Sister Lakes Brewing Co., Booth’s Country Florist, Bakeman Barbers, Britt’s Beauty Boutique, Front Street Salon, The Hairitage, Studio 204, The Mane Attraction and Caruso’s for providing deals for the fathers and daughters who attended to enjoy before and after the event.

We so appreciate everyone who helped us put on this fun evening for community members and look forward to hosting many more!

Rachel Breden

The Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac