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Indiana Fathers Take Part In Annual Daddy-Daughter Valentine Dance
February 10, 2012
The turnout was impressive for an annual father/daughter Valentine Day-themed dance in the small town of Logansport, Indiana. 84 fathers and 101 daughters took to the dance floor at the Logansport Parks and Recreation Department’s Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance. For both dads and daughters, the dance has created bonds that will last a lifetime.
“It’s like a prom with your dad,” shared activities director Vicki Ward with paper Pharos-Tribune. “A lot of them will go out to eat first, and then they come in with their little wrist corsages, and then they spend an hour and a half with their dad. You can’t beat it.”
One pre-teen girl and her father certainly cherished the moment. “It’s a tradition, and I love being with my dad,” 12-year old Anna Kesling said at Thursday’s dance while accompanied by her father, Robert.
One father approached the dance with the knowledge that his daughter is growing up fast, relishing moments like this for long as he can. “This is just the last stop before boys and high school,” said Courtney Justice of his 12-year old girl. “It’s bittersweet. It’s a never-ending joy, having a daughter.”
Robert Kesling remarked on the dance with a keen observation, perhaps echoing a sentiment shared amongst all the dads at the dance.
“Next year, it’s going to be dances with boys, I suppose,” Kesling said while looking at his daughter on the dance floor. “But Dad won’t be far away.”