Fathers and daughters dance at West Boulevard Elementary

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.West Boulevard Elementary School hosted a Father Daughter Dance on Jan. 19 in the school cafeteria. The PTA organized the event.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The PTA of West Boulevard Elementary School organizes a father/daughter or mother/son event each year. Pictured are Lexie and Adam Treharne enjoying the father/daughter dance.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Robert Senn Photography had an area where they took pictures of the couples at the Father Daughter Dance on Jan. 19.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The PTA had a craft table set up at the Father Daughter Dance where children decorated a cup and the PTA filled the cup with candy.



West Boulevard Elementary School hosted a Father Daughter Dance on Jan. 19 in their cafeteria.

The PTA hosted the event. They alternate between father/daughter and mother/son events each year. They have put on a parent/child event for more than 15 years.

Lynda Beichner, the organizer of the event, said they wanted to give the fathers and daughters a night together and that the dance had been popular in the past. They chose a winter theme for the dance because it is festive time of year and the children can show off their Christmas clothes another time.

The school’s cafeteria gave the school their dance floor. The area had a Christmas trees, some with fake snow beneath them. Large snowflake decorations hung from the ceiling. In one corner, they had a facade of a brick building with Christmas lights and that looked to have snow on it. In the back half of the cafeteria, they had tables out so the fathers and daughters could eat.

Along with the dance, the children could make a snowman cup craft, which the PTA filled with candy. The Robert Senn Studio provided a photography area for the fathers and daughter to get their picture taken. The PTA also had a dinner organized for the attendees and gave each daughter a wand with a snowflake at the end.

Beichner thanked principal Al Cervello and his staff for organizing the event and getting the cafeteria prepared after school. She had 14 members of the PTA at the event to help. She also thanked Robb Kale for helping with decorations and Jamie’s Dance Force for loaning the PTA props and decorations for the event.

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