City to host Rocky Mount Holiday Event for Valentine’s Day

The Parks and Recreation Department will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by sponsoring not just one Rocky mount Holiday Event, but three separate dances. The department will recognize the bond between mother and son with the its first ever Mother & Son Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Booker T. Theater in downtown Rocky Mount.

“As we thought about what we wanted to do for our community for Valentine’s Day, we knew we wanted something different,” said Heather White, recreation supervisor for the city of Rocky Mount. “Many of us are parents, or hope to be parents, and we recognize how important the mother and son relationship is for a young man. We thought this would be a great way to highlight that.”

This Rocky Mount Holiday Event  is for women with boys ages 5 to 15. Tickets are available in advance or at the door for $20 per couple. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Music will include a live DJ and solo artist Evan J.

“We are very excited and look forward to all the memories that will be made,” White said.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Summer Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 252-467-4925.

The department also will sponsor a Rocky Mount Holiday Event with Valentine’s Day dances for students in middle and high school.

The dance for high schoolers will be from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and the middle school dance will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 14. Both dances will be held at the South Rocky Mount Community Center at 719 Recreation Dr.

Community Center Supervisor Duane Ashmon said each Rocky Mount Holiday Event and all these dances are about celebrating the holiday and having fun.

“We want to give our students a safe environment where they can enjoy the event with their friends, listen to some music and have a great time,” Ashmon said. “We are excited about being able to offer these events to our community.”

A live D.J. will be playing music and refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets to the events are $5 for high school students and $3 for the middle school dance. Students are strongly encouraged to dress to impress as there will be a best dressed contest with prizes.

Backpacks and bookbags are prohibited. Security will be provided by the Rocky Mount Police Department. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Summer Scholarship Fund.

For more information, call 252-972-1169.