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4-H to hold father-daughter dance this weekend

It may be too cold to be dancing in the streets, but the Washington County 4-H is calling all kindergarten through fourth-graders to bring that special guy in their life and come to the father/daughter dance on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m., in Dallmeyer Hall – lower level on the fairgrounds.

4-H Youth Coordinator Amy Green says the dance started as a fun new activity and has become a tradition over the past five years.

“When we started it was just something fun that we’d seen done somewhere else and thought we could do that but now that we’ve done it, it is rewarding to see the girls with that special person,” she said.

This year the theme is “Let it glow” and it is open to all girls in kindergarten through fourth grade and any guy-- dad, grandpa, brother-- in their life. In adition to dancing, there will be a photo booth, a corsage for all the girls, snacks and games.

Before the dance, the high school leadership team, County Council, will be helping girls with hair and nails. Appointments are available from 3-6 p.m. and allow the girls a chance to get “spruced up” before the dance.

Green said having the opportunity to make the girls feel special and provide a fun experience where people can make lasting memories is what’s most special to her.

“I think it’s a time where those girls get to feel very special,” she said. “They just get to feel like they are the most important thing. I love to see that on their faces and with their expressions. I love to give those fathers and daughters those times to have those memories and that fun together.”

Registration is required but can be done so at the door. With any questions, contact Amy Green at the Washington County Extension Office at: 319-653-4811.