Once again, the dance floor was a state of pandemonium as disc jockey Scubasteve’s tunes drove 130 little girls into a frenzy. Rink Murray coordinated the event again and gave credit to his team of volunteers, especially his wife, Kristi Murray, who organized the league of hard-working mothers, including Amy Tolson, Allison Foster, Debbie Wilson, Leah Daniel and decorator extraordinaire Karen Leavengood.
Karen decorated the club with gigantic balloons covered in netting and strewn with tassels and glitter (all things little girls like, according to Rink Murray). At the end of the evening, the fabulous centerpieces were raffled off free of charge to the thrilled girls.
The coveted awards were given amidst much fanfare and excitement. Read Taylor won the Best Dressed Dad award, while Robert Bade (in a suit adorned with red and white hearts) brought home the Worst Dressed trophy. Jamey Hurst and his daughter Adelaide won the Best Dancer Couple with their rendition of the hitchhiker. Paul Daniel won Father of the Year. Rink Murray said this is the fourth year Paul arranged the music and lighting, transforming the club into the magical venue it was.
Rink Murray will step down as principle organizer next year, but said the event will be in Brady Garvich’s capable hands.