Teenage brothers organize benefit dance

Proceeds from the dance go to the Cache Community Food Pantry  

HYRUM – With the school year coming to an end, youth ages 14-18 can celebrate at the “First Night of Summer” dance this coming Saturday, May 25. The dance will occur at Elite Hall in Hyrum from 8 pm to 11 pm. There is a small fee to attend the dance. The cost is $5 or $3 with a can of food. Proceeds from the dance go to the Cache Community Food Pantry.

Not only is the dance for a good cause but the creators of the dance are certain it will be an enjoyable time for everyone involved, especially since they are the same age as the youth who will attend. Arden Odt (17) and Cy Odt (15) have spent the last four months organizing the event.

The idea for the dance came to the Mountain Crest students after attending a handful of dances that they weren’t satisfied with. “We thought, ‘Hey, we can throw a better dance party in our living room. So let’s get some bigger speakers and invite everyone out,’” Cy Odt said.

Arden Odt said that while their main focus has been on the youth in the southern part of Cache Valley, they encourage all youth that hear about the dance to come out and celebrate the end of the school year.

“At a lot of other dances the music is too mainstream and it’s not exactly dance music. At this dance you’ll hear a lot more dubstep, house, and electronic. It’ll be that sort of genre rather than just Top 40.”

Around 20 chaperones will attend Elite Hall for the event. The brothers will also deejay the dance.

Planning fundraising events like this can often be stressful. So how did the two brothers manage to not argue? “We work together pretty well,” Cy said. “The only thing we argue over is music.” Older brother Arden was quick to chime in, “But not very often.”  

The brothers also created a Facebook page for the dance. You can find it by searching for “<a href=”https://www.facebook.com/events/420361924725627/” target=”_blank”>First Night of Summer</a>”.

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