Fathers, daughters try on their dancing shoes


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  • Russell Teague is shown with his daguther, second-grader Rachel Teague, 8.




  • Grace Thomas, 5, is shown with her father Eric Thomas of Wantage.




  • Second-grader Sofie teitsma, 7, leads the conga line.




  • From left, Abby Lanza, Juliana Johnson and Jordyn Faber, all 6, are shown at the Father Daughter Dance.



Fathers from the Clifton E. Lawrence School enjoyed learning some new dance moves from their young daughters at a Father-Daughter Dance sponsored by the Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.

The girls, who are enrolled in kindergarten through third grade, enjoyed dancing, refreshments, crafts and ice cream sundaes. Each family received a commemorative photo of the evening. Music for the events were provided by professional disc jockey Brandon Quinn.

The Father-Daughter Dances were coordinated by the Parent Advisory Board of the Sussex County Family Success Center, which is located at Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton; services are offered in Newton and at locations in Hopatcong and Sussex-Wantage.

“Giving families the opportunity to spend time together is an important component of the programs offered by the Family Success Center,” said Deborah Berry-Toon, executive director of Project Self-Sufficiency. “We are grateful for the input provided by the members of the Parent Advisory Board and for the assistance we received from the Sussex-Wantage school district in putting this event together. We are looking forward to sponsoring it again next year.”

— Photos by Viktoria-Leigh Wagner

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