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Heartfelt Memories Made At Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball

Published: February 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

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At the Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball, attendees enjoy a night full of dancing with their special valentines in the Newtown High School cafetorium on February 2. (Bee Photo, Silber)
At the Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball, attendees enjoy a night full of dancing with their special valentines in the Newtown High School cafetorium on February 2. (Bee Photo, Silber)
At the Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball, on February 2, Aaron Arbesman and his daughter Julia, 10, lit up the dance floor with her colorful shoes. (Bee Photo, Silber)
At the Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball, on February 2, Aaron Arbesman and his daughter Julia, 10, lit up the dance floor with her colorful shoes. (Bee Photo, Silber)
David Stott and his daughter, Ainsley, 8, dance together at Newtown Parks & Recreation's Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball on February 2. (Bee Photo, Silber)
David Stott and his daughter, Ainsley, 8, dance together at Newtown Parks & Recreation's Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball on February 2. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Pictured from left is high school junior Simone Paradis and middle school students Emily Litke and Erin Kornhaas of Girl Scout Troop 50371 who volunteered their time pouring drinks for guests at the Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball on…
Pictured from left is high school junior Simone Paradis and middle school students Emily Litke and Erin Kornhaas of Girl Scout Troop 50371 who volunteered their time pouring drinks for guests at the Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball on February 2. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Pictured from left at the Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball are friends Amelia Nash, 8, and Pearson Previdi, 7, eager to begin their arts and crafts project making Valentine's Day-themed picture frames. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Pictured from left at the Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball are friends Amelia Nash, 8, and Pearson Previdi, 7, eager to begin their arts and crafts project making Valentine's Day-themed picture frames. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Eric Ekman and his daughter, Adlien, 10, were excited to be attending their second dance together at the Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball, February 2. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Eric Ekman and his daughter, Adlien, 10, were excited to be attending their second dance together at the Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball, February 2. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Ten-year-old Sara Heinen and her father Eric clink glasses together in celebration of the Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Ten-year-old Sara Heinen and her father Eric clink glasses together in celebration of the Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Thirty-one couples celebrated Valentine's Day early this year, at the Newtown Parks & Recreation's Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball that took place on the evening of Friday, February 2, in the Newtown High School cafetorium.

Young ladies, ages 8 to 12 years old, and their fathers or father-figures (grandfather, uncles, etc) arrived dressed up for a special night full of dancing, games, and entertainment.

Eric Heinen and his 10-year-old daughter Sara were among the attendees excited to be attending their first daddy-daughter dance.

"I'm looking forward to the dancing, the food, and spending time with my dad," Sara said at the beginning of the night.

The DJ played popular slow-songs like "My Girl" by the Temptations and "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder, as well as fast-paced numbers like "The Twist."

Over at the arts and crafts table, children could make custom Valentine's Day cards and picture frames for their loved ones - perfect for placing the couples' photos from the ball taken by Sandra Lynn Photography.

Newtown Parks & Recreation sponsored the Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine Ball with support from local businesses including Sal e Pepe, Carminuccio's Pizza & Subs, Big Y, Sandra Lynn Photography, Franco's Pizza & Pasta, Caraluzzi's, The Burrito Shack, Cover Two Sports Café, and Red Rooster Pub.

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