Mother/Son Dance this Saturday

To raise funds for after-school program

By Derik Vanderford -

UNION — A fundraiser this weekend will invite mothers and sons to have a special night out together.

Pooh’s Playhouse — a local after-school program — will host its first Mother/Son Dance from 6-10 p.m. this Saturday, March 12, at the Union County Recreation Department, located at 111 Thomas Street, Union.

Wyshell Garrett, director of Pooh’s Playhouse — located in Suite L of Nixon Center, at 708 Duncan Bypass, Union — said the dance will be a fundraiser for the program, which has been going great so far.

“We have a wonderful after-school program,” she said. “We are trying to raise money to purchase eight computers, one large printer and four-five tables, so we can assist kids with their after-school studies and take-home projects.”

Garrett said the program’s purpose is to help children build their vocabulary, reading and math skills as part of the Homework Matters campaign.

“There have been a couple of father-daughter dances in the past several months, but you don’t hear much about mother-son dances,” Garrett said. “There are lots of mothers in town — married or single — who would love to have a special night out with their sons and hopefully start a tradition that will last.”

The dance will be hosted by Danny Diaz of the WPEG Power 98 radio station and “DJ Big” Dean Gregory will provide music for the event. There will also be photos available from Angels Portrait Studio, free food, and a $500 raffle.

Admission to the event will be $25 per couple and $7 for each additional child. Advance tickets may be purchased at Lil Angels or by calling (864) 426-3800.

Garrett said she wants to make sure anyone and everyone in the county knows they are invited to attend.

“This isn’t for any one group of people,” Garrett said. “We want this event to be one of diversity and togetherness, not just for the mothers and sons but for the community as a whole.”
To raise funds for after-school program

By Derik Vanderford

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or

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