Building positive father-daughter relationships was the talk of the evening.
The Ambassador Brothers of Lorain County hosted a third annual Father and Daughter Dance June 16 at Lorain County Community College Spitzer Conference Center in Elyria.
Complete with Founder Aric Bowens arriving in a horse drawn carriage, the evening was themed “A Royal Affair.” Guests had the opportunity to enjoy music and dancing, and the chance to win a number of prizes.
In addition, the evening featured the “Move it Dance Project” and guest speaker Alicia Smith.
President Ethan West with his three-year old daughter, Elyana West, said the event is about giving fathers a platform to showcase what being a good father is all about.
“We always want to be our daughter’s first date so there is no better way to do it,” West said. “Each year we see the girls growing up on us; and daddy’s still daddy and we’re going to keep it that way.”
Ambassador Brothers formed in 2014 to make a positive impact in the community, especially among youth.
“You always want to start with the youth. One day they’re going to take care of us so you want them to be strong and better off than we were at their age,” West added.
“There is a lot work behind the scenes but it’s all worth it when you see the product and see the girls’ smiles. I think that’s the best thing.”
Vice-President Stephen Gettis agreed.
“We understand that our daughters, and as a father we are their first hero, we are their teachers. We’re their everything. So we want to create the aspect of integrity and respect in relationships. We’re just trying to create a positive atmosphere for the young ladies.”
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