By Margaret Bashour, special to the Monitor
There’s nothing like the relationship between a father and daughter, and families looking for ways to spend time together will be able to celebrate this special union at the first-annual Daddy-Daughter Dance next month. Hosted by the Monroe Boys & Girls Club, the flyer boasts a long list of activities for the night, including a live DJ, an ice cream sundae bar and a magician.
As a part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County which started in 1946, the non-profit organization in Monroe is there to provide a safe and positive place for youth ages 5-18 to spend their time before and after school and during the summer. They also host various events throughout the year, including career fairs and sports clinics; activities aimed to put kids on the path to success.
Marta Miller, Program Director, is excited to be hosting the event in May so that the community can get to know this resource in their area.
“It is our hope that this event builds a stronger Monroe community,” she said. “We hope this event will give local families the opportunity to create a family memory with their loved ones, and better acquaint the community with the Boys & Girls Club and the services we have to offer.”
Athletic Director Nancy Lothrop came up with the idea from an event she’d heard about previously and collaborated with Marta to create the first ever event Monroe. The purpose is to unite the community and, for this reason, not just fathers, but father figures, as well, are invited to participate and dance the night away (or at least until 9 p.m.).
The event starts at 7 p.m. on May 4 and costs $25 per father/daughter couple. Participants are encouraged to dress in their Sunday best and come early for pictures, where they will also receive a free 5 x 7 photo to remember the special occasion.