The Me and My Guy Dance was originally planned as a domestic violence prevention effort, with the intention of promoting healthy father-daughter relationships. Statistics show that high levels of father involvement are correlated with sociability, confidence and high levels of self-control; which are all characteristics beneficial to one’s ability of making good choices for themselves in regards to future relationships. It has further been proven that children who have involved, positive, male role-models are less likely to act out in school or engage in risky behaviors as adolescents.
Over the years, the event has grown into the largest event for the Monroe STOPe program, presented by the Monroe County Health Council Prevention & Wellness Coalition. In years past, the event has been held at the First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater, TN and at The Eclectic Vibe Centre in Madisonville, TN.
The 2017 Me & My Guy Dance was themed "An Evergreen Evening" and was held at the breathtaking Tsali Notch Vineyard in Madisonville, on December 2, 2017 from 5-7pm. We had a wonderful turnout, and an even greater time. If you missed it, there's always next year!!
"You are setting great standards for your little girl by treating her to this enchanted evening full of laughter and love, and it is an honor for the Monroe County Health Council to play a part in your doing so. Thank you for your interest in this event. We hope that should you attend, your special lady will forever remember and be impacted by the memories you make." --Heather Rhymes, Community Outreach Advocate for Monroe STOPe