Girls ask guys to Sadie Hawkins dance

Quincie Atchison, staff writer

The Sadie Hawkins dance is right around the corner. Girls ask guys, not guys ask girls!  It will be 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Nov. 19, Saturday, GHS cafeteria. Juniors, their parents and sponsors, and whoever else wants to help is putting it on.

“I hope everybody has a good time and the Junior class raises a lot of money,”  junior Amanda Hightower, class president, said. 

It will cost $20 for a couple and $15 for a single. Juniors will serve Coke floats for $2, and there will be snacks and drinks out.

The theme will be a country style, and students have to be in the school dress code. If you go with somebody you are encouraged to wear the same colors so you match, but if you don’t have a date, still come. There will be a DJ, and they will play all different kinds of music including the Electric Slide!

This is the first year to be doing this dance. It is to help raise money for prom this spring. The money will go to the Juniors’ account for decorations.

The Sadie Hawkins was “the homeliest gal in all the hills,” according to She was in a comic strip called Li’l Abner which was set in the hillbilly culture. The dance was named after her because her dad made it up so his daughter could get married. Unmarried women would chase after bachelors, and if the women caught one they would get married.

Some colleges started to mimic the dance and mock weddings, the website said. Now days for the dance, girls just ask the guys instead of  girls literally chasing the guys.