Lafayette Christian to host Daddy-Daughter Dance to support football team

Published 9:30 am Friday, January 6, 2023

Lafayette Christian School’s father-daughter dance will return in February to help support the school’s varsity football team.

LCS will host the Daddy-Daughter Valentine’s Dinner and Dancing on Feb. 4. Tickets for the event include dinner and dessert along with an evening of dancing.

The school has hosted the dance several times in the past but has gotten away from the event in recent years.

The dance isn’t just for Lafayette Christian students, anyone can attend, said LCS Community Relations Valerie Harpe.

“We are partnering with parents as they raise their kids, so we really try to do what we can to foster good family relationships and have good, fun events that they can come to,” Harpe said.

Harpe said they host a Grandparents Day and “Donuts with Daughters” and other similar events to provide opportunities for dads to support good father-daughter relationships.

It’s a wholesome event for students at LCS to attend as well, she said.

“It’s a good way to really model the Christian family unit,” Harpe said. “It fosters the importance of family and the Christian understanding of what the Lord has given us.”

Harpe said they are expecting girls through high school senior age. Very young girls can also attend if their dad wants.

“We are letting real little ones come too, 2 to 3-year-old range, if their dads want to bring them. They know their daughters, so if they feel like they would enjoy it, then they would be able to participate,” Harpe said.

She said they are not planning to have highchairs or stuff for changing diapers though.

Girls can bring their dad or another father figure, Harpe said.

The dance will benefit the LCS varsity football program.

Head football coach Jarred Pike said they have held the dance to support the team before but have stopped recently for the pandemic.

“We’ve done it in the past. The last one was a couple of years ago,” Pike said. “I think with COVID we kind of stopped.”

“I just thought it was a good way to reach out to the community for different fundraising opportunities and get students involved and people involved,” Pike said.

Pike said the dance will help pay for helmets to be refurbished and new uniforms.

The coach added that they are also looking for money to build a press box, so they can improve the football facility.

“You just need stuff every year. You need tape, you need pre-wrap, you need a lot of stuff,” he said.

The dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lafayette Christian School gymnasium.

Tickets can be purchased at the school office by Jan. 27.