Fenton — Large snowflakes fell gently on suits, dress shirts, tiaras and dresses as daddy-daughter dance attendees walked up to Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School (AGS) on Saturday, Feb. 1.
As they lined up for the doors to open, three Fenton Fire Department (FFD) trucks lined up on Donaldson Drive, from which 10 firefighters in dress blues and their 11 daughters exited.
This was the first time all the FFD daughters attended together, transported by fire truck. Lt. Josh Sturgis had the idea. “It’s our first time to bring them all together, so we thought we’d give them the full treatment,” he said.
These were among approximately 900 attendees for the annual North Road Elementary School PTO (parent teacher organization) event. Tickets were $30 per couple plus $10 per additional child.
PTO Vice President Kelly Jobe said the dance is open to all Fenton Area Public School students and families, and is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Couples took photos, ate snacks and danced. While most were fathers and daughters, there were also grandfathers, uncles, guardians and women. “They have a blast, they love it, they look forward to this event for a long time,” Jobe said.