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Silver Bay Father Daughter Ball 2024

The evening of April 6th, music and dancing filled the gym of the Mary MacDonald Center. An annual tradition, the Silver Bay Father Daughter Ball is a special evening for dads and daughters to spend together.

Doors opened at 5:30 p.m. A welcome, message, and prayer were offered at 6:00, followed by dinner at 6:15. Dinner was served buffet style, with at­tendees filling plates from the tables set in the hallway out­side the gym. Specialty breads accompany salad, meatballs, mashed potatoes, and more. A chocolate fountain was just inside the doors, with black­berries, pineapple, kiwis, and strawberries to be covered. Colorful cupcakes were placed on each decorated table.

This year’s decor was in light blue and white, with plenty of little lights and other elegant touches. Tables were set along two sides of the gym, with space in front for dancing.

Girls came in a wide variety of fancy dresses, from princess ball gowns on some young­ girls, to formal evening gowns, cocktail-style dresses, and semi-formal wear donned by the older daughters. Col­ors ranged from bright pink to muted tones to classic white. Gold and silver colored tiaras were given to girls, making them feel like princesses, and a professional photographer was on hand to capture the memo­ries of the evening.

The dancing officially began at 7:00 p.m., with the song “But­terfly Kisses”. This slow song was followed by some more upbeat, popular tunes, as well as a few favorite Disney tunes that were much enjoyed by the youngest girls.

Older sisters encouraged younger sisters to dance, and girls time and time again pulled their dads onto the dance floor. At one point, some girls con­vinced most attendees to join a giant circle on the dance floor and laughed as they created their own circular dance.

It was a sparkly evening to begin April, and a night of memories for those attending. The updates for next year’s Father Daughter Ball can be found at https://www.facebook.com/FatherDaughterBallSilverBay.

Haley Searls
Haley Searls
Hello! My name is Haley Searls. I’ve loved writing from an early age, though my nonfiction writing at five years old consisted mainly of weather and gardening reports. I still have some of those early articles: “It’s sunny.” “It’s still sunny.” “It’s raining.” I’m glad to say my writing has improved since then. I wrote a guest post for the Silver Bay Public Library blog, and was the writer/editor of the newsletter for my American Heritage Girls troop. I have been writing for the North Shore Journal since June 2022. Besides writing, I love reading, drawing, photography, music, and spending time with family and friends. Two books that have really influenced my writing are Reforming Journalism by Marvin Olasky and Writer to Writer by Bodie and Brock Thoene. As a journalist, I want to share positive community interactions and inspire people to make lasting connections. Article topics that interest me are ones which show community activities and involvement. Such articles include community events, youth accomplishments, library programming, small businesses, local history, local artists and authors, art programs, and cultural events such as theater and dance. If you have an article idea, email the North Shore Journal with my name in the subject line! I look forward to hearing from you!
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