Keep the Father/Daughter Dance Tradition in Cranston, RI
  • Petitioned Barack Obama, Allan Fung, Dr. Judith Lundsten

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Keep the Father/Daughter Dance Tradition in Cranston, RI

    1. julie cacchiotti
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      julie cacchiotti

      Cranston, RI

Growing up as a kid we always looked forward to that day. To dance with your dad, uncle, grandpa, or the man in your life that is your hero. These days some families have 2 moms, or 2 dads, or no mom or no dad, but anyone who you love including mom can step in and go with your little girl. That's one of my best memories from growing up, and my little girl got to attend her first dance for herself last year. She loved dressing up and getting her hair done and put on the 'princess' dress. A woman complained about being offended about some kids not having a dad, or male figure, or that not all girls want to go to dances as not all little boys want to go to baseball games, which is true but on the notice we got for my daughters dance it said anyone could attend. Banning the dance for these girls is mean and heartless,. Please don't let them stop a tradition that we've had for so long, after all we are the same state that had to take out a prayer monument in our high school. Its getting out of control.

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    • tammy drake MILLERSBURG, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      When I was a kid I went to my father daughter dance & loved it. I think its a great thing & certain customs should remain!

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    • Peter Orlinski CRANSTON, RI
      • about 2 years ago

      Email the govenor about state funding to givve these little girls a fun nite to remember.

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    • Peter Orlinski CRANSTON, RI
      • about 2 years ago

      LIttle girls grow into women. They need a loving father figure in their lives. So screw you Mayor.

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    • Heather Pearson CRANSTON, RI
      • about 2 years ago

      This is a special dance for Daddy and daughter "time". Dad's spend most of their time away from their family working. Life goes by way too fast!! Little girls LOVE their daddies!! Just one night of appreciation for Daddy and Daughter!!!!!!!

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    • Kimberly Hiltermann CRANSTON, RI
      • about 2 years ago

      these are traditions set into place for decades. there have been plenty of former students who didn't have their biological mom or dad. no one complained then and those students grew up perfectly fine. younger siblings look forward to these dances every year. how can you just take away tradition? We're supposed to be making a better future for our children and theirs, not coddle them and cushion reality every step of the way. my best friend in elementary school and her 2 sisters didn't have either parent but they had a loving uncle who escorted them. follow suit.

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