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Daddy Daughter Dance a night to remember

Adam Dunham danced with daughters 8-year-old Olivia, left, and 6-year-old Elaina, right at the Daddy Daughter Dance Saturday, March 1. The Dunhams were three of around 638 dads and daughters to attend the dance, according to Community Education Coordinator Monique Squire.2 / 7
Greg Sayler swings his daughter Rose in a circle at the Daddy Daughter Dance. Rose, 6, is a first-grader at Greenwood Elementary. Greg Sayler said many of his daughter's classmates were at the dance with their dads.3 / 7
Six-year-old Lauren and dad Kevin Tlougan enjoy the Daddy Daughter Dance. Lauren is a first grader at Rocky Branch.4 / 7
River Falls dad Mike Dexheimer holds 4-year-old daughter Leila on his shoulders while dancing with 9-year-old daughter Elena. Both girls attend St. Bridget Parish School. 5 / 7
Alan and 7-year-old Jaydan Hanson enjoyed the Daddy Daughter Dance. Hanson said it was very special for him to have time with his daughter, as his job often keeps him from being able to spend time with her. 6 / 7
Andrew Kluck said he and his 3-year-old daughter Inara were "having a blast" at the Daddy Daughter Dance. 7 / 7

The River Falls High School commons were crowded with girls in fancy dresses, accompanied by their fathers for this year's Daddy Daughter Dance, the second event put on by River Falls Community Education.

Community Education Coordinator Monique Squire said this year's event drew around 638 dads and daughters--an increase from about 400 last year.

Squire said the dads and daughters all seemed to have a lot of fun at the event, which she siad was made possible with the help fo about 60 volunteers.

For more photos and information, please see the March 6 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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