The Gordon Barbour Child Care Program began holding the annual Father-Daughter Dance in 2004 and now partners with the Orange County Youth Council to host this special event. In general, this dance is held annually on the Saturday after Valentine’s Day in the cafeteria at Orange County High School (In the event Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday, the dance is held the following Saturday, February 21st.). Girls in the grades K-8 can come and enjoy an evening with dad, or other special male in her life. We have had dads, brothers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. attend with the young ladies and they have had a blast! Attire for past events ranged from casual to formal, with some men showing up in full dress military uniform and tuxedos. We ask you to wear whatever makes you comfortable to make the night special for you and your little girl(s).
Each year, the dance attendance has grown forcing the Office on Youth to split the dance into two (2) sessions, one (1) for K-2nd grade and a later dance for 3rd-8th grade. This split has worked very well and attendance continues to grow each year.
Admission to the dance is $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door (please check flyer for specific dates). The admission price covers entrance for the young lady and her date, and light refreshments. Additional guests (daughters) are an additional $5.00 each. In the event that there are two (2), or more, girls in the family that fall into the two (2) different age brackets for the dances, the family has the option to attend one (1) dance all together or they may attend the individual dances with each girl separately. A photographer is also on-site to capture the event; however, they do charge their own fees. In addition, glow bracelets or necklaces and/or stuffed animals are for sale as they are very popular with the girls when available.