Daughters enjoy night out with their fathers

Published 12:08 pm Monday, March 12, 2018

Many little girls see their dads as heroes — ready to fight the fiercest of dragons.

And as time passes, many of these women will grow to revere the man who raised them.

Father and daughter relationships — they are as unique and special as each father and daughter.

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On Monday, the Purks YMCA held a Father-Daughter Dinner Date to celebrate the relationship between little girls and the main man in her life.

“I thought this would be a great opportunity to spend a little time with my daughter and do something special just for her,” Mike Woolsey said.

His daughter Grace said the Father-Daughter Dinner Date had been a surprise for her.

“I was just told we were going out to eat somewhere, so when we drove into the Y and when I saw it, I saw that it was a big thing,” 10-year-old Grace Woolsey said.

This is the second year the YMCA has sponsored the Father-Daughter Dinner Date, YMCA membership director Lauren Coulon said.

The special evening started out with each young lady receiving a wrist corsage.

Then to add to the fun, fathers and daughters were asked to fill out a little quiz, which asked questions about the other.

The dinner itself was held at the Beechwood Restaurant and Lounge, and to get there, all were driven in a party bus that was decked out with lights and music.

There was a red carpet rolled out for the restaurant’s special guests and moms were on handing snapping pictures.

“The moms just get to come to take pictures on the red carpet, but once the girls and dad’s get in, no moms are allowed,” Coulon said.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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