Houlton school holds father-daughter dance

Posted Feb. 10, 2011, at 8:21 p.m.
Jeremy Wedderman of Houlton is all smiles as he dances with his daughter Olivia during the third annual “Daughter Dance” held Feb. 4 at Gentle Memorial Building. Sponsored by the Houlton Parent-Teacher Organization, the event was held for girls from Houlton Elementary School and their “dates.”
Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Jeremy Wedderman of Houlton is all smiles as he dances with his daughter Olivia during the third annual “Daughter Dance” held Feb. 4 at Gentle Memorial Building. Sponsored by the Houlton Parent-Teacher Organization, the event was held for girls from Houlton Elementary School and their “dates.”

HOULTON, Maine — The Gentle Memorial Building was transformed into a Valentine’s Day paradise Friday evening as the Parent-Teacher Organization of Houlton Elementary School held its third annual “Daughter Dance.”

More than 100 students and their “dates” attended this year’s event, which serves as a fundraiser for the PTO.

“The event went very well,” said PTO member Cindy DeLucca. “We changed the location to the rec center to provide more space.”

D.J. Norton provided the music for the evening and kept the youngsters engaged with the “Chicken Dance” and the “Cha Cha Slide” while mixing in popular dance songs.

Sweets for the evening were baked by many HES families, while large fruit, veggie, meat and cheese platters were donated by Andy’s IGA. Grand Rental Station also provided a punch fountain, and Daniel’s Florist provided carnations at wholesale cost.

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