The Father-Daughter Dance movement began in 1993. The idea came from a father, Jim Massery, of Massachusetts after hearing Dr. Dobson in a “Focus on the Family” broadcast discuss the importance of fathers/father figures and daughters having strong, healthy relationships.
When Dr. Dobson said, “A young girl will seek her father’s love first at home and if she doesn’t find it, she will seek it elsewhere", Massery was struck with an idea for a father-daughter Valentine’s dance filled with decorations, refreshments, and girls with corsages where daughters could learn how a gentleman should treat a lady by observing their father’s or father figure’s actions.
“A young girl will seek her father’s love first”
The aim of the Marion County Father-Daughter Dance
is much the same.
We are delighted to hear stories of just how special this event has become for both fathers/father figures and their daughters.
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