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Enchantment under the sea

August 19, 2019
Amy H. Peterson - Staff Writer ( , Estherville News

The Father-Daughter Enchantment Under the Sea Dance will take place Sunday, Sept. 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Estherville. Tickets are $5 per person and available at Estherville News, Dr. Williams DDS office, Estherville Chamber of Commerce, Estherville Printing, the Regional Wellness Center or from Dawn at 712-362-4743.

Four service clubs in Estherville: Elks Club, Kiwanis, Rotary and Wa Tan Ye, wanted to enhance connections between parents/guardians and children and provide safe, fun things for them to do together. This was the push behind the rotating annual events, the Father-Daughter Dance and the Mother-Son events that have taken place in Estherville since 2015.

Bob Leifeld, event chair, said, "We wanted to market the event this year with a fun theme. We looked at other events: proms, the Avera Holy Family events, other dances, and the discussion was, 'we need a theme.'"

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Hence, this year activities, crafts, refreshments and music will all carry through the Enchantment Under the Sea theme.

The dance is open to all ages. Leifeld said adult women have brought their elderly fathers, and while the crafts may be geared to younger girls, the music and memories provide fun for all ages.

Proceeds from ticket sales go to a special project on which the service clubs have collaborated. Leifeld said the group wants to add the sound of music to the upcoming new playground at the RWC's splashpad.

"Every community service group wanted to give something back, and we've chosen a musical chime designed for the outdoors to enhance the playground area planned for a spot near the RWC's splashpad," Leifeld said.

With the service organizations' commitment to families, Leifeld said the donation for the chime is a perfect missional fit.



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