Pops & Lollies dance delights at BRE
Article by Elean Gersack with photos courtesy of Cari Ogg
On Friday, April 13, more than 200 fathers and daughters filled the Buffalo Ridge Elementary School gymnasium for the school’s first Pops & Lollies daddy-daughter dance. David Bowman, director of the school’s before and after school enrichment program (B.A.S.E.) organized the event, which turned out to be huge fun for all.
Doting dads sent flower-grams to daughters on the day of the dance. In fact, one special parent made sure each and every girl at school received a flower – even those who were unable to attend the dance. As school let out, flowers filled the halls and all of the girls felt special.
A short time later, girls in pretty dresses, painted nails, and styled hair accompanied their dressed-up dads to the dance. Many had dinner reservations first and many local restaurants had an early full house. Once at the school, girls were greeted with lollipop – themed decorations, trendy music, scrumptious snacks and a prize-filled raffle.
Third grade friends, Karlie and Julia, shared their favorite parts of the evening – lollipop cookies, wearing mommy’s pearl earrings, getting their hair done, having dinner with friends and dancing all night.
“I just had pink all over!” shared Julia. “My favorite part about the dance was the raffle drawing even through I didn’t win. Also, I liked not having my brother around – it was just me and my dad,” said Karlie.