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patricia romero (Psr)
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 10:06 am:   

I was disappointed when I called for tickets to the daddy/daughter dance and was told it sold out in 4 days! My daughter has been looking forward to this - even though I knew it was popular last year, I didn't realize how hard it would be to get tickets! I hope you will consider some alternatives so that more daughters can attend. The city is growing and we need to make sure events like this grow with the city.
Also, I never saw any advertisements for the dance - can you tell me where to look for information like this in the future.

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec (Rick)
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2002 - 10:45 am:   


Thank you for your comments and questions regarding the Daddy-Daughter Dance.

For the past six years we have been very fortunate in having the community embrace this event so well. In 1997, we had two dances at the Sixth Grade Center cafeteria that totaled 325 guests.

We then moved to Staley Middle Schoo where we sold out two dances for a total of 600 guests. We have hosted the dance at Frisco High School for three years now and have increased the number of dances to three. Our total capacity allowed for each dance is limited to 600 and with three dances in one day, we host 1,800 guests.

I can assure you and others that our staff is continually looking at ways in which we can serve a greater number of participants for this event. Most other communities have capped their total numbers with the next largest such dance in the State of Texas being a total of 700 participants in the City of North Richland Hills.

While we do not have the ability to provide another dance for this years event, we are currently exploring another additional site for the 2003 event. This would allow for additional capacity for the dance(s).

In answer to your question regarding advertisement for the Dance, I would offer the following means in which the city publicized this event.

Information was available through the City of Frisco Web Site during the months of December and January.

Information was also provided on the Public Access Cable Channel 6.

Community News briefs identified the dance in the Frisco Enterprise.

The Dallas Morning News advertised the dance within their Plano Section every day for a week prior to the selling of tickets on January 5, 2002.

The City of Frisco published our Fall Frisco Fun magazine for the Parks and Recreation Department. This was distributed in August to all FISD elementary and middle schools, Chamber of Commerce, Library, Alumni Hall Fitness Center, and City Hall.

Flyers were distributed to all FISD elementary schools and middle schools prior to the Christmas holidays for students.

The Parks and Recreation Department placed over a dozen yard type signs at major intersections beginning in December and just recently removed after the dances had sold out.

It would be our intent to follow this same procedure this next year.

I am truly sorry that we could not provide additional opportunities for you and others this year. I feel certain that we will be in a position to enhance the Seventh Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance in 2003 for those looking for additional opportunities.

Should you have any additional questions or if I can be of any further assistance, please let me know.

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
(972) 335-5517

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 09:05 am:   

There was a suggestion to have two dances one on Saturday and then another on Sunday or Friday night. Could that be a possibility next year?

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec (Rick)
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 09:12 am:   

Dear Anonymous,

Our staff is currently looking at various ways in which we can provide additional participation for the next Daddy-Daughter Dance.

Any additional dances would likley have to be provided on a Saturday evening. Fridays are not possible because of the limited amount of time for decorating a facility from the School District and the difficulty in ensuring that parents and children could get home from work in time to come to an early dance.

At this point, we would probably discourage Sundays because many of the school sites are utilized by various churches during the day and the fact that school would be offered the next day.

We have also looked at other possible locations such as an area hotel with ballroom facilities. Unfortunately, the cost to reserve such a facility would drastically change the cost structure that we currently offer and is not a viable option at this time.

My staff and I appreciate all of the ideas and suggestions that have come about over the past couple of weeks. We will continue to do everything we can to provide as many opportunities for this next year's event.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.


Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
(972) 335-5517

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