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Daddy-Daughter Dance brings New Orleans flavor

Dance will include Cajun dinner and New Orleans-style music


by: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - Two Old Time Fair princesses dance in a circle with younger girls at the Parks and Recreation Daddy-Daughter Dance last year.Nestled high up in the southwest corner of Rosemont Summit, the West Linn Adult Community Center is about as far from “down South” as a place could be.

Yet for one night on Friday, just in time for Father’s Day, the quiet one-story community center will transform into a hub of New Orleans-style entertainment during the seventh annual Daddy-Daughter Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Put on by the city parks and recreation department, the event is $35 for West Linn residents and $40 for anyone from outside city limits.

A single ticket is good for one adult and one child; additional children can enter for $10 each.

The theme this time around is “Down in New Orleans,” and aside from dancing, the event will include a Cajun-style buffet dinner, a professional disc jockey and craft activities.

“It’s another community event to bring families out,” Recreation Coordinator Tarra Wiencken said.

The Old Time Fair Court will attend the dance, and Wiencken said the princesses are always a popular attraction for the younger crowd.

“The girls love the tiaras,” Wiencken said, “and dancing with the princesses.”

Given the confines of the space at the Adult Community Center, the event will be limited to around 60 people, Wiencken said, though she added that there are often a good amount of last-minute registrations.

Tickets are available at westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec using class number #3000.301, or by calling 503-557-4700.

by: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - A group of girls and a dad bust a move at the dance June 15, 2012, which was held at the Sunset Fire Hall.



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