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West Fargo girls get ready to 'Sparkle and Shine'

Stylist Becky Wood applies lip stick and make up to Sawyer Riveland, 7, after getting her hair done Saturday, Feb. 1, at Cloud 9 Salon in West Fargo in advance of the Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance that night. Dave Wallis1 / 2
Ten-year-old Megan Ericson enjoys the special treatment as she gets her hair done by Jaclyn Rankin and nails done by Chelsey Winter at Cloud 9 Salon. Dave Wallis2 / 2

Over 150 couples consisting of little girls with their fathers, uncles or grandfathers filled Cheney Middle School for the annual West Fargo Park District Father-Daughter dance.

Park District employees along with National Honor Society students volunteered to help during the Saturday event.

The event included a grand march, corsages for the girls, dance with music by Powerplay DJ, photography by Scherling Photography and refreshments.

Miss West Fargo, Faye Stromberg, and last year’s Miss West Fargo, Carly Lehr, helped with grand march and took pictures and mingled with the girls during the dance.

Girls could for the second year sign up to get pampered before the event at during the Sparkle and Shine time at Cloud 9 Salon in West Fargo.

“We thought it would be a fun activity for the kids and an opportunity for the parents to have their kids get ready for the dance at a more affordable rate,” Kim Wangler, recreation specialist with the West Faro Park District said. “This year’s event grew significantly from last year.”

Carrie Snyder
Carrie Snyder has been a staff photographer for The Forum since 2007. She grew up in Fargo and attended Minnesota State University Moorhead.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to .