FATHER DAUGHTER BALL
In 1997, a small group of women from Christ Lutheran Church had a vision of hosting an event that would strengthen father/daughter relationships. This was the start of the "Annual Father/Daughter Ball." With encouragement from the congregational members, we took a leap of faith and God opened doors. The first "ball" was held in the Marshall School cafeteria and had a DJ for the music.
The ball has grown substantially since then. In 1999, we moved to the Greysolon Plaza Ballroom and gradually began adding additional evenings to accommodate the increasing interest. By 2006, we expanded the Father Daughter Ball to four evenings with just over 1400 guests! In 2007, tickets for the ball sold out in just over an hour! God is good! When Greysolon Plaza Ballroom was sold, we made the decision to change our venue. We began hosting our event at the DECC Lake Superior Ballroom in 2009. We are now able to accommodate 950 guests per evening and we hold the event two evenings each year.
The Father Daughter Ball has been blessed to be able to sponsor men and their daughter's from the Duluth branch of the MN Adult and Teen Challenge to attend the event one of the evenings. This is a blessing for the Dads as they rebuild their relationships with their families on their road to recovery.
2024 will mark our 28th Annual - dates are 2/10/24 - 2/24/24. Each year we continue to be encouraged by the wonderful response and are thankful for the continued help and support from our church family at Christ Lutheran Church. We are amazed at the workings of Christ and praise Him for the success of this event. From humble beginnings with 150 guests to our current total of over 1900 our desire remains the same; for fathers (father Figures) and daughters in our area to enjoy an evening together that they will treasure forever and that the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is felt.