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Fathers and daughters have a night out at Purdue University

The annual Cinderella Ball took place on Saturday at the Purdue Memorial Union.

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 7:29 PM
Updated: Aug 19, 2019 9:21 AM

PURDUE UNIVERSITY, Ind. (WLFI)—The annual Cinderella Ball took place on Saturday at the Purdue Memorial Union.

Girls 5-10 years old girls enjoyed an evening with their father figures.

The event is put on by Willowstone Family Services along with many sponsors: 

WLFI, Old National Bank, Greater Lafayette Graphics, Purdue Memorial Union Catering Services, Tempest Homes, Alex & Rosie Gonzalez, Abstract Technology, Arni's Market Square, Blackbird Clinical Services, Cardinal Copier, Dance Magic, Defouw Automotive, Drive Sober of Greater Lafayette, Evonik Laboratories, 1st Source Investments, Huth Thompson LLP, Landis & Gyr, NorthPoint LLC, Old National Bank, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Soller Baker Funeral Homes, Sycamore Springs: Changes, UpLync Communications,

The event included dinner, a horse and carriage ride, fun crafts, a ballroom dance lesson.

This was the first year the ball had three horse carriages.

Father and Daughter Ana & Allen Nugent said they look forward to this magical event every year.

"I went on a huge party and danced a lot and ate food," Ana Nugent.

"And we just really enjoy a father-daughter experience and when you actually get to see some of these dads cute loose, it's a lot of fun," said Allen Nugent. "And the girls really enjoy it, we love it, this is my tenth year doing it, absolutely wonderful."

On Saturday the Cinderella Ball had a recording breaking 190 princesses and 345 guests. Final totals aren't complete but Executive Director for Willowstone, Jenni Murtaugh, says this years total will surpass last year's $11,000.

The goal of the agency is to strengthen individuals and their families by addressing and preventing adverse childhood experiences to create a healthier community now and for the future. To learn more click here. 

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