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Eugene Royal Ball puts fathers, daughters in step

Eugene Royal Ball puts fathers, daughters in step

February 25th, 2018 by Allen Fennewald in Local News

Young girls dance during the Eugene Father/Daughter Dance Saturday night. The dance was for PreK-6th grade girls and their dads in the high school cafeteria.

Photo by Mark Wilson /News Tribune.

The young ladies of Eugene Elementary adorned their best princess dresses Saturday for the Valentines-themed Royal Ball Father-Daughter Dance.

The festivities filled the Eugene High School cafeteria with the musical selections of DJ Jim Logan, of Jim Logan Audio Services. The music included a mix of hit pop music, classic dance hits like the "Electric Slide," and a selection of songs about fathers and daughters.

Female students from preschool through sixth grade and their male guardians were invited. Parent-Teacher Organization President Jen Colvin expected about 125 people to attend. The event was organized by the PTO, which hopes the dance will become an annual tradition.

"We got the idea from other schools who have done it, but we just love the idea of being able to honor our fathers and daughters who are in the school," Colvin said. "It's a really cool, unique experience for them and a really fun night."

The Royal Ball originally was scheduled for the weekend before Valentine's Day but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Although the event excluded male students, Colvin said a similar event for mothers and sons might be planned.

A Muffins with Moms event will take place 7:30-8:30 a.m. March 9 at the elementary school.