Mom, would you like to dance?

Jan Menard and her 12-year-old son Zachary Fair exchange smiles as they enjoy dancing to some slow country music during the Annual Mother/Son Dance held May 10 at the Goodfellow Events Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Jan Menard and her 12-year-old son Zachary Fair exchange smiles as they enjoy dancing to some slow country music during the Annual Mother/Son Dance held May 10 at the Goodfellow Events Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Eight-year-old Nehemiah Jackson gives his mom, Levette Little, a kiss on the cheek. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Eight-year-old Nehemiah Jackson gives his mom, Levette Little, a kiss on the cheek. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Moms and sons boogie on down by dancing the “Twist” during the Annual Mother/Son Dance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Moms and sons boogie on down by dancing the “Twist” during the Annual Mother/Son Dance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Holly VanCamp and her 5-year-old son Blaise try to capture the memory of the evening by posing for a couples’ photo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Holly VanCamp and her 5-year-old son Blaise try to capture the memory of the evening by posing for a couples’ photo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- About a dozen of Goodfellow's youngest and most energetic bachelors spent an evening filled with laughter, smiles, food and and fun all while being accompanied by their own special guest: their moms. 

The 17th Services Division sponsored the Annual Mother/Son dance, which took place May 10 at the Goodfellow Events Center. 

This year's dance marks the fourth consecutive time the base has hosted the dance.  This year's dance had a country-western theme. 

"Every year the number of moms and sons attending the event increases," said Kelly Kazura, event coordinator. "It just keeps getting bigger and better." 

Guests enjoyed dancing to various music types, from 60's rock n' roll to contemporary country music. 

Guests also enjoyed eating a full-course meal which included chicken cordon bleu as the main entree and strawberry shortcake for dessert. 

The event featured a country western-style backdrop for couples photos. It also featured a drawing for a $50-gift certificate to a day spa for a lucky mother. 

The event received positive feedback from guests. 

"This is a great event because it provides moms with an opportunity to spend quality time with their sons in a festive atmosphere," said Carolyn Garrison, one of the mothers attending the event. 

"My favorite part was getting to dance with my mom. It's a fun way to celebrate Mother's Day," said Ms. Garrison's 10-year-old son, John Garrison. 

The Events Center will host a similar event for June for for Father's Day. The event is better known as the "The Daddy/Daughter Dance." It's scheduled to take place June 14. 

For information on this and other upcoming events, call the Events Center at 654-3252.