On Feb. 12, St. Peter and Sacred Heart School had their first annual Father-Daughter Dance at St. Philip’s Church Hall in Auburn. The affair gave girls from the school an opportunity to attend with their father’s and grandpa’s, in pretty dresses and fancy hair.

A school committee of mother’s organized the dance. The two heads of the committee were Barbara Girardin and Heather Emery. Mrs. Girardin said, that they started planning for the dance about six weeks prior, and that the idea came from all the other Father-Daughter Dances in and around the Lewiston-Auburn community. Tickets for those dances would sell out so quickly that some people would be left with no ticket for the dance, so St. Peter and Sacred Heart School decided to have a dance of their own.

About 50 girls and 40 dads attended the dance. The night was filled with dancing and hanging out. Pictures were taken of the girls and their fathers in front of a pretty set-up of unicorns. Girls as soon as they arrived got a rose lollipop and corsage both made by Lori Rioux. The hall was decorated in pink and red for Valentines Day with hearts hanging from the ceiling and floating heart candles in the center of the round tables.

There was a food table set up with cupcakes, fruits and vegetables, and to drink there was a punch. Mike Girardin, father of Hailey Girardin in sixth grade said, “The dance was great. It’s nice to take time out of my family’s busy life and hang out at something that’s formal with my daughter. All the girls had fun too. Emily Rioux in fifth grade said, “it was a fun night for fun and dancing and hanging out with my dad”.

There was a great turnout for this years dance, and everybody can’t wait until next years. You looked beautiful ladies and dads you looked very handsome.

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