The Depew High School Leo Club’s annual father-daughter dance was dog-gone fun for 220 Cayuga Heights Elementary students.
The theme of this year’s event, Father-Daughter Dance Paw-ty, was quite the hit. Girls in kindergarten through fifth grade were escorted by a father, male figure or significant adult in their life.
In addition to the dance, there were numerous fun activities, such as portraits, crafts, face painting and snacks included in admission. Donations of pet items were accepted at the door for reduced admission to benefit Opens Arms Rescue of WNY, a small, grassroots rescue organization.
Open Arms Rescue of WNY is entirely run by unpaid longtime volunteers with the goal of saving dogs from local unwanted situations and shelters and finding them loving forever homes.
Representatives from Open Arms Rescue were on site at the dance with information about adoption and pet care. Three adoptable dogs and four six-week old kittens were also available for the kids to enjoy and cuddle.
Overall, the night was a huge success with Leo Club students collecting 5 boxes of pet supplies, ranging from cleaning products to bedding. A $1,000 donation from the DHS Leo Club was also made to Open Arms rescue from the proceeds of the event.