Offering local fathers and father figures the chance to make memories with their daughters, the Susanville Police Explorer Post held the inaugural Tiaras and Ties Daddy Daughter Dance Saturday, March 24.
The dance, which sold out shortly after tickets went on sale, according to Police Explorer advisor Terra Avilla, helped raise funds for the Explorer’s uniforms and badges.
Avilla said the event made about $1,500 profit.
During the event, attendees could get their picture taken, do some crafts, dance and there was even a hula-hoop contest.
“It was really fun,” said Avilla.
Leading up to the event, many attendees posted pictures to the event’s Facebook page of the fathers and their daughters getting ready for the inaugural dance.
“What a great event. Thank you for making my daughter’s night,” wrote Amanda Elaine.
Another parent wrote about surprising her daughter with the dance.
“He surprised our little princess today by asking her if she wants to go to a dance with him. Rang the doorbell and everything. She was surprised to see daddy waiting on the other side of that door,” wrote Johanna Bonnell of Jeremy Bonnell asking their daughter to the dance.
The Susanville Explorer Post enables youth to become responsible individuals by teaching positive character traits, career development, leadership and life skills, according to the groups mission statement.
The training program includes the participants learning about radio codes and procedures, report writing, California penal and vehicle codes, traffic control, self-defense, first aid and CPR and traffic accident and crime scene assistance.
The Susanville Police Explorer Post is a nonprofit organization.