Inverness Vineyard Church’s Daddy Daughter Dance is June 16

HOOVER – Inverness Vineyard Church started the Daddy Daughter Dance, but the way Executive/Worship Pastor Steve Cole sees it, the event belongs to the community now.

“It’s gone past our church,” Cole said.

This year’s edition will be held in the church auditorium from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16—Father’s Day weekend.

Inverness Vineyard Church is located at 4733 Valleydale Road.

The event is open to all ages. Fathers with young daughters are common at the dance, but there will also be older fathers with adult daughters.

Grandfathers are also welcome.

The cost to attend is $30 for a father or grandfather and one daughter.

Each additional daughter attending costs $5 more, but the maximum is $40, so fathers with four, five or more daughters can bring them all.

The event is not intended as a fundraiser, Cole said, as the church usually breaks even or has to contribute its own funds.

“It started as a church event, and other people started hearing about it and it grew out of that,” he said.

Themes for the event are usually borrowed from Disney films, and this year’s island theme is from the film “Moana.”

Doors will open at 6 p.m., and after a “luau” dinner at 6:30 p.m., guests will be invited to dance, take pictures and participate in other fun, family friendly activities.

Cole said the event has been held for at least five years, as he recalls bringing his daughters, now ages 9 and 10, to the event as 4- and 5-year-olds.

“The little girls love it, and the older girls love it too,” Cole said.

For more information and to register, visit InvernessVineyard.org.