Bedford Parks Department Father-Daughter dance packed the dancefloor Friday night

BEDFORD – After being delayed from the original February 4th date due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Bedford Parks Department saw droves of families attend the annual Father-Daughter Dance Friday night.

Fathers and their daughters dancing together

A total of 432 tickets were sold to eager fathers and daughters according to Bedford Parks Director, Jimmy Jones, as they made their way to the photographer before heading to the dancefloor to participate in the evenings events.

Jeff and Kallie McIntyre enjoying the dance

Jeff McIntyre and his 5-year-old daughter Kallie have made it a tradition, making their way to their fourth straight dance in order to spend quality time with one another.

“We have made it a tradition by coming out to the dance each year, it gives us something to look forward to. It is a great way to spend time together and is always a great father-daughter date night,” said McIntyre.

Everyone enjoying the music

The dancefloor was packed as the pairs made their way into the crowd, dancing to great music together with other families and friends in attendance.

Kendall and Sutherlin during the dance

Kendall Reid, along with his 3-year-old daughter Sutherlin, was able to participate in their first dance this year, hoping to make an everlasting memory together.

“This is our first dance together, so we wanted to enjoy the evening and have a nice night together,” Reid said.

Air-guitar participants

The crowd engaged in a dance-off, an air-guitar contest, and a hula-hoop contest during the two-hour event, before returning to the cold to head home, waiting for next year to arrive, to do it all again.