This week’s “Thankful Thursday” would like to commend Van Buren, Arkansas School Resource Officer Corporal Nick Harvey for making second grader Avey Cox’s dream come true by escorting her to Central Elementary School’s daddy-daughter dance. Avey always dreamed of going to the daddy-daughter dance, but after her dad passed away during the holidays, she didn’t think she would be able to attend.
Corporal Harvey says it’s a night he will never forget because they made a lot of memories on and off the dance floor. “I embarrassed myself a little bit – I can’t dance at all,” he said. For Avey, the pictures and the dance moves were her favorite parts with Corporal Harvey.
Corporal Harvey has three daughters, but they’ve all aged out of the daddy-daughter dance. He looks forward to going to these dances again now with his new friend, Avey.