GHPRD to host mother/son dance in Huntington

With the annual Father/Daughter Valentine Dance growing to 500 participants over just three holidays since its beginning in 2015, the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District will be adding a new event based on three years of requests asking for a similar, yet opposite, dance for the rest of the family.

"Every year, we had a little bit more of a response asking when we were going to have one for mothers and sons," said Stacey Leep, recreation coordinator with the GHPRD, which will host its inaugural Mom and Son Prom on Friday, March 10, at Camp Mad Anthony Wayne in Huntington.

While Huntington isn't the first to host a mother/son dance, Leep said they're few and far between, especially when compared to the fairly common father/daughter dances that pop up across the country.


The semi-formal dance will be modeled relatively similar to the annual father/daughter dance, including the same live DJ, commemorative photos, refreshments including chocolate fountains, and a special rose for each mother.

Leep added that the father/daughter dance also began at Camp Mad Anthony Wayne but outgrew the roughly 300-capacity venue in just one year.

"I really hope that families buy into this like they did the father/daughter dance," she said.


Tickets are $20 a pair and $5 for each additional son and can be purchased either online at or at the GHPRD office at Heritage Station in Huntington. Skeffington's Formal Wear in Huntington is offering tuxedo rentals for $59.99 with the mention of the Mom and Son Prom.

Camp Mad Anthony Wayne's lodge is located at 2125 Spring Valley Drive near Huntington's Westmoreland neighborhood.

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