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Bloomingdale Dance Brings Families Together

Families dance together at one of the Municipal Drug Alliance's Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Balls in Bloomingdale.
Families dance together at one of the Municipal Drug Alliance's Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Balls in Bloomingdale. Photo Credit: Bloomingdale Drug Alliance

BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. — Bloomingdale Municipal Drug Alliance members hope to create some family time and lasting memories with the annual Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Ball Thursday, Feb. 11.

The fifth-annual dance usually has around 100 guests each year, alliance coordinator Cyndy Hopper said.

"We're not a very big community but the more and more we have done this event the dads look forward to it," Hopper told Daily Voice. "It's something very special and different."

There will be plenty of music and dancing for the dads or male guardians, plus a photo booth to capture the moment.

The fathers will then present their daughters with necklaces that say "love you more," Hopper said.

All Bloomingdale girls in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to the dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Butler. Tickets are $10 per daughter and registration flyers were distributed at school.

The alliance will host a similar event for mothers and sons in April, Hopper said.

Since the Municipal Drug Alliance sponsors the dance, they add some education.The organizers teach the crowd about the "Parents Who Host Lose the Most" campaign about the dangers of underaged drinking.

The dads are asked to sign a pledge not to allow underaged drinking in their homes, Hopper said.

"We encourage the young ladies to remember this when they get older," she said, "to remember how much fun they had with their dad and they didn't need alcohol to have a good time."

MORE INFO: Email bloomingdaledrugalliance@hotmail.com.

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