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Friday Fright Night: The 2019 Father-Daughter Dance

Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble. Something’s brewing in the cauldron and it’s not what’d you’d expect!

Throughout October, Davis High School's National Honor Society (NHS) has been hard at work in preparation for the biggest event of the Halloween season: The Friday Fright Night Father-Daughter Dance.

On October 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Davis Cafeteria will be converted into a “spooky lair” where families and children of all ages can come with their fathers to share the holiday spirit. There will be dancing, exciting activities, concessions, and even a haunted house.

And for those dads who enjoy dancing with their daughters, there will be a "Father Dance Off" where dads can compete with each other to win the title of best dancer. Prizes will be awarded, not only for the dance off but also for other events such as the night's  costume contest.

Perhaps the best part of the Friday Fright Night Father-Daughter Dance is that all the proceeds from the event will go to local charity and animal shelter Wags to Riches -- part of the Davis National Honor Society's efforts to support service efforts for the community.

"We are doing something fun for the community to enjoy with their families and also helping animals that truly need it," said NHS member Mirian Barrios-Callejas, a senior at Davis. "The dance is a way for us to give back. Wags to Riches will be so happy. The dogs, too”

Attendees at the Father-Daughter Dance will be able to obtain information about the animal adoption process, so they can consider eventually bringing a cute critter home.

“Adoption can save these animals from being put-down, and bring someone a new friend,” Barrios-Callejas explained.

Tickets for the NHS-sponsored Friday night of frights and dancing will be sold at the door for $5 per parent and $10 per family.

Cute dogs, a night of dancing, trick-or-treating, and service to the community. Now doesn’t that sound fangtastic?

• Amy Bailon is a senior at Davis High School and a member of the Yakima Herald-Republic's Unleashed program for teen journalists.