Friday night was the first Mother-Son Dance held at Red River Elementary School. Mothers of students and their sons turned out to fill the gymnasium at the school.
Doors opened at 6:00 pm and everyone filed in. Many got tickets for pictures. Everyone was dressed for the formal occasion. And many sons enjoyed a dance with their mom or grandmother Friday evening.
Principal Shenell Deville told The Journal over 80 students bought advance tickets. The gate workers said more than that showed up for the dance.
The gym was decorated in the same “Under the Sea” theme as the Father-Daughter Dance the prior Friday night. The balloons had been refilled and were mounted on tall towers bracketing the dance floor. By 6:30 the balloon towers had been disassembled by the boys and balloons were being tossed about. Deville said, “I thought the balloon towers would have lasted longer than they did!”
Participants formed a long line to have their photos made to commemorate the occasion. And there was a long line at the buffet table so dancers could dine on Swedish meatballs, sausage rounds, chips, cookies and lots of gummy bears.
This is the first year the Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances have been held at Red River Elementary. They were fundraising events put on by Beta Club to fund an upcoming trip to the National Beta Convention this summer. Judging from the comments of organizers, workers and participants they were huge successes. It appears that a new tradition has been born at Red River Elementary.