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Ethan 'Knight for a Princess' dance a 'special night' for father-daughter pairs

ETHAN -- Dozens of "knights" and "princesses" filled the Ethan school's gym Saturday night, for an event highlighting father-daughter relationships. Hosted by the Ethan High School Student Council, "A Knight for a Princess" was a formal event for...

Jarod Klock, center, dances with his three daughters, Leah, Rachel and Anna, during the Ethan Student Council's "A Knight for a Princess" dance Saturday night at the Ethan school. (Submitted photo)
Jarod Klock, center, dances with his three daughters, Leah, Rachel and Anna, during the Ethan Student Council's "A Knight for a Princess" dance Saturday night at the Ethan school. (Submitted photo)

ETHAN - Dozens of "knights" and "princesses" filled the Ethan school's gym Saturday night, for an event highlighting father-daughter relationships.

Hosted by the Ethan High School Student Council, "A Knight for a Princess" was a formal event for all pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade girls in the district, who were invited to bring one adult "date" - dad, grandfather, uncle or friend. The couples were treated to a flower, desserts and drinks, three photo stations, a dance and pictures with two characters from the Disney movie "Frozen," Anna and Elsa.

Approximately 55 couples attended Saturday's event, raising money to be donated to the Children's Miracle Network, according to Ethan Student Council Adviser McKenzie Frerichs.

"I truly believe that each couple had a great experience filled with memories they will forever cherish," said student council member Kacey Bartscher, a senior. "It gave the little girls the special opportunity of feeling like a princess for the night, and it helped the men spend quality time with their princesses."

Student council members spent five months preparing for the event, holding early morning and after school meetings to brainstorm ideas and finalize details, according to junior student council member Jessica Endres. She said the original idea was for a "daddy daughter dance," which student council members liked, and the idea snowballed and grew into a larger-scale event.

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And all of the hard work paid off.

"Having girls tell you, 'this is so fun,' or, 'thank you for having this,' was the most successful part of it all," Endres said. "And having girls smiling the whole night was very special because it shows we did something to make someone's night. It was also very important to me because the little girls got to look up to us student council members and see us ... being leaders for them to look up to."

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