PRINCETON, Ind. (WFIE) – Oasis Assembly of God in Princeton held the town’s first Daddy-Daughter dance on Saturday.
Organizers say the idea was to try to regain a sense of family after the long stretch of many events getting canceled by COVID-19, which caused many people to miss out on getting together.
Community members made enough donations to make the dance free. Children from Kindergarten through fifth grade danced from 4-6 p.m. Sixth through eighth-graders then danced afterward from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
“We’ve got a bunch of giveaways for other businesses that have said they want to give a part to what we’re doing,” John Spencer, lead pastor at Oasis Assembly of God said. “Our hope is to let this be the kick-off, and then if we’re able to give someone a gift certificate to go to dinner, a dad will take his daughter to dinner and continue spending time together and building that relationship.”
Even though the event is called a Daddy-Daughter dance, organizers say that mothers, sons, uncles, nieces and other members of the family were welcome to attend. They say around 200 people were at the K-5 dance.
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