It was an event more than two years in the making Saturday, as the Rotary Club of Canby and other partnering organizations came together at the Ackerman Center to host the long-awaited, first annual Daddy-Daughter Dance.
The rescheduled event was held on Saturday, March 12 — the first day the statewide mask mandate was lifted in Oregon, signaling the nearest return to normalcy many Oregonians had experienced in more than two years.
“Smiles shared, special connections strengthened, and a love for life celebrated,” Rotary Club President Ray Keen said as he reflected on the event. “We couldn’t have possibly hoped for more!”
The debut event was a sellout several days ahead of schedule, with more than 300 local parents and daughters coming out to enjoy a festive evening of music, dancing, balloon animals, face painting, a chocolate fountain, photos and a live magic show by illusionist Scott Anderson — in keeping with the night’s theme, “A Magical Evening.”
The Rotary Club of Canby wishes to thank the event’s sponsors, including the Backstop Bar & Grill, Brown Insurance, Canby Car Wash, Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Columbia Distributing, Cornerstone Wealth Management, Cutsforth’s Market, DirectLink, Hawksoft, Kahut Waste Management, Kathleen Jordan, Millar’s Point S Tire and Auto, Reif and Hunsaker and Roth Heating & Cooling.
Other sponsors included Wilson Construction, Willamette Valley Country Club and RE/MAX Equity Group, Terri Schneider, Puddin’ River Chocolates, Active Media, Canby Fire District, Canby Police Department, Canby School District, Canby Sign and Graphics, Gwynn’s Coffee House, Scott Anderson and The Canby Center.
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