MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC)- On Friday night over 600 young girls and their fathers got together for the annual ‘Daddy Daughter Dance’ in Marquette.
This is the sixth year for the event, hosted by the Superior Hills Association of Parents and Educators or SHAPE.
All Marquette area elementary girls were invited to bring along their dad, step-dad, grandpa, older brother or any other father figure.
The girls wore corsages, glow necklaces and danced the night away in their own version of a little girl prom.
Patience Doherty, the PTA President for SHAPE, started this event six years ago and enjoys watching it grow over the years.
Doherty says the girls aren't the only ones who love the dance.
"I think the dads really think it's a special date night for them and their daughter, it doesn't happen a lot anymore we are all really busy with our lives, kids are busy with sports and school,” said Doherty. “So this is a very special event where they get to be just all about them and their daughter and I think that's really special."
Doherty thanks all of the volunteers and the community for making this event possible, and the Marquette Senior High School for letting the dance be held in their gym.