By ADRIENNE BISH
Fathers and daughters had an opportunity to bond at the Father-Daughter Hoedown at North Elementary School on March 14.
The event, which alternates with Father-Son night every year, is put on by North’s Parent-Teacher Organization so students can have a special night out with dad.
PTO mom Jen Szolek, who had two daughters attending the event, enjoys the event.
“It’s a great opportunity for girls to have a night out with dad and have some fun,” said Szolek.
The event included dinner, various games, dancing, a cookie frosting and a craft station, where father-daughter duos made a picture frame with their hand prints together.
In addition, Teri Nobbs from Stage Door Dance and Theatre Arts Academy donated her time to teach the attendees line dancing songs, including “Achy Breaky Heart” and “Cotton-Eyed Joe.”
The girls also participated in a raffle for a chance to win a chip and dip plate customized for each classroom or a bag filled with Justice items.
T.J. Assion and his daughter, Kailyn, attended the event together for the second time.
“I enjoy being able to hang out with her in her environment — in her school with her friends,” said Assion.
North’s principal Tracy Kaschak’s favorite part of this event is that fathers get to spend more time with their daughters.
“It’s great to see dads and daughters spending time together outside of the normal school day,” said Kaschak.