Friday, November 6, 2015

Father-daughter dance creates memories

Jenna and Jason Shultz
More than 200 Girl Scouts and their dads—or uncles, grandpas, or stepfathers—will enjoy a night of food, fun and dancing at a special father-daughter dance hosted by Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) on Friday, Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m., at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 4376 West Lake Road, Erie.

Girls and their dates will enjoy a delicious catered dinner and dancing to music provided by a local DJ. A King and Princess of the ball will be randomly selected from everyone in attendance. Dads, girls and friends can commemorate the evening with pictures from the photo booth.

The event offers girls more than just a fun Friday night dance. It’s a chance for fathers and daughters to connect and make great memories. “We want to encourage strong father-daughter relationships and provide a quality experience to spend time together,” said Amber Carson, Girl Experience Specialist at GSWPA.

Jason Shultz, father of Girl Scout Jenna Shultz, enjoyed the dedicated time with his daughter when they attended last year. “We generally don't get a chance to do things together without her brothers there,” he said. “This allows me to spend one-on-one time with her.”

Jenna loved having a great time with her father along for the fun, noting her favorite moments were “dancing with my friends and dad” and being crowned King and Princess. Both are looking forward to going again this year.