For the first time in a very long time in this area, believes Angel Matson of Old Town and several of her friends, little boys will have a special Valentine’s Day dance just for them and their moms or the significant ladies in their lives.
The Mother-Son Valentine Dance is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Milford Town Hall and is for boys from kindergarten through grade five.
Admission is $10 a couple and includes music, food and a rollicking good time for all who attend.
Tickets will be sold at the door and reservations are not needed but, just to be sure there is room for everyone, Matson would appreciate it if you could e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you are coming. Information also is available by searching events/Mother-Son Valentines Dance on Facebook, she said.
Because everything from the site to the food, music and photography has been generously donated, all proceeds will benefit the town of Milford fuel assistance fund.
Additional donations will be accepted for the photography, Angel said, “so that some moms who might not have extra money with them can have a photograph of this special day, too,” and those proceeds also will benefit the fuel assistance fund.
Just in talking with her, it’s obvious that Matson and her friends are having a grand time pulling this together.
For one thing, she told me that anyone who has ever been inside Milford Town Hall “will never recognize it” when they finish decorating.
“It will not look like it does now,” she said.
“We’ll have lots of surprises in store for anyone who’s ever visited Milford Town Hall.
“It’s a pretty plain room, but we’re going to transform it into a Valentine Fun Land.”
The music will be special, too, since that’s in the capable hands of former Old Town resident and current Farmingdale Fire Department firefighter Christopher Brissette and the On Fire DJ Service, composed of Farmingdale Fire Department members.
“He’s coming up with all his equipment,” Matson said of the lights and music that will help “entertain those boys like crazy.”
The food is being made by local mothers and grandmothers, so I’m guessing it will be absolutely delicious.
And this might attract a few more attendees: There is no dress requirement.
Matson wants to “let the boys be what they want to be” and let the moms-significant ladies be what they want to be, too.
If you want to get your little boy all dressed up, and he agrees, that’s fine.
If he wants to come in his jeans and you want to get all gussied up, that’s fine, too.
Whatever makes both of you comfortable works for this event.
Matson stressed that the only real caveat is that although this is identified as a mother-son dance, everyone understands that all little boys don’t necessarily have their moms in their lives, so their very special ladies should accompany them.
Matson said she and her friends decided to host this dance because, while there are others in the area for families and fathers and daughters, she hadn’t heard of one specifically for boys.
One of her acquaintances told Matson she had taken her son to a mother-son dance, “but he’s in college now, so it’s been awhile,” Matson said.
“Daddies always get all the fun, and moms have a special bond with their boys,” so that’s what this dance is all about.
Matson and her son, 5-year-old Jacob, will be there, and she hopes you come, too.
“My boy is quite a dancer,” she said. “I can’t wait for this.”
Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; email@example.com; 990-8288.