MIDLOTHIAN, TX - October 19, 2014, Donna Dixon
For Maddie's Sake, Inc. presented its seventh inclusion dance to the greatest people on earth in Midlothian, Texas on October 18, 2014. Over 100 people prepared to be amazed at the sights of our dancers and magnificent circus-like performers.
We started off the night with some funky circus tunes by DJ Carl of Fire Bird Entertainment while everyone enjoyed yummy pizza from Sam's Pizza & Pasta, popcorn, cotton candy, animal crackers, and cookies brought in by our wonderful volunteers. Thanks to the lovely tattoo-like artists, children of all ages got their very own circus tats; temporary ones of course.
The dance floor was filled with children and adults of all ages. It was so awesome to look up and see several of Maddie's school friends, classmates, her educators and therapists. We hold these dances semi-annually for the community while we enjoy meeting many new people at every dance. Keep telling your friends so we can continue the fun for everyone for years to come.
THANK YOU TO OUR ENTERTAINMENT
Before we ended the night's festivities with the ever-so-popular door prizes, the amazing circus acts showed us their stuff! We had Ruby the Clown (Amy Jordan) showing us her tricks and pulling her red wagon with two stuff dogs; the amazing Hoop Dancer, Sarah Keane, who showed us what hula-hoop dancing is all about in style and with great poise; and the infamousUnicyclist, Tricky Ricky (Rick Lipsius) who reminds us of a little band called One Direction. What troopers they were to come entertain us with their charming talents.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS
Popcorn/sweets donors/servers: Hannah & Vickie Simpson, Tracy Newton, Christine Lowrance, Sheila and Bubba Williams, Rachel Dixon & Roger Acosta, Leigh Ann Fox, Megan Salmon, Linda Keane
Tattoos donor: Jill Hannebaum; placed by: Victoria Tacker, Gabriella Tacker, Sunny
Dance setup crew: everyone listed above plus Pat DeWeese, Jill Hannebaum, Robert Lowrance, Paul Newton, Tori Harris, Meleah Cushman, Richard & Donna Dixon
Door prizes donors: Vickie Simpson, Gay Lollar, Chris Williams
Prize drawing helpers: Victoria Tacker, Gabriella Tacker, Tori Harris, Donna & Richard Dixon
"My name is Maddie and I'm a small teenager who enjoys life and has fun wherever I am!"
"There's more to me than just my special needs and my diagnoses. People are very curious about me and I don't mind sharing.
I was born with a rare disorder Feingold Syndrome which consists of my most noticeable characteristic,
Microcephaly (small head). Mommy says mine is cute and petite...just like me!
"God gave it to me, so I thought I'd wear it."