Local Fathers Serenade Daughters At Maywood School’s Annual Dance

Sunday, May 6, 2018 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Fathers dance with their daughters during the May 4 Father-Daughter Dance at Garfield school. | Shanel Romain 

On May 4, the Garfield Elementary PTO hosted its second annual Father-Daughter Dance at the school, 1514 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood.

“At Garfield, we try to provide an atmosphere for fathers and daughters to come together and spend quality time together,” said Vernell Brown, the PTO president.

“Fathers are always working,” he said. “This gives them an opportunity to show their love and appreciation for their children.”

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This was the second annual Father-Daughter Dance at Garfield school in Maywood. | Shanel Romain 

Brown said that the PTO came up with the idea of a Father-Daughter Dance to help build a family-oriented environment at the school. The dances, school officials said, are highly anticipated each year by local fathers.

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A Garfield student bonds with her father during the May 4 dance. | Shanel Romain 

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Garfield PTO Vice President Vincent Fields, a Garfield staff member Craig Robinson and PTO President Vernell Brown. | Shanel Romain 

“We are proud of the work of our fathers and our PTO and we look forward to many annual dances in the future,” said Garfield Principal Marsha Alexander.

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A father dances with his daughter during the May 1 Father-Daughter Dance at Garfield school in Maywood. | Shanel Romain 

“We also want to thank our staff at the school and everyone else who helped to host the event each year,” she said. “Every year, our fathers anticipate this event, which allows us to celebrate fatherhood.” VFP 

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One thought on “Local Fathers Serenade Daughters At Maywood School’s Annual Dance”

  1. Great to see this positive event. Hope to see more like it throughout 89 and 209

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