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Premier Father/Daughter Event of the Year!

Premier Father/Daughter Event of the Year!

Article by Cathie Mouring and Photos by MaryAnn Ketcham

GraceWay Village presents the premiere Father/Daughter Dance of the year, Butterfly Kisses, on February 9 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the stunning Pelican Yacht Club, located on the intracoastal in Fort Pierce. Ideal for princesses from 3 to 11 years old, along with their handsome escort (father, grandfather, uncle, godfather, or older brother), they will enjoy a variety of activities that include crafts, photo play, delicious food, games, and dancing. The ever-entertaining DJ, Chris Calvo of Next Level Entertainment, will keep all entertained with dancing and games. Locals love this well-known annual event, and those who drive in from surrounding areas definitely find it is worth the drive! All attending are assured a lifetime of memories!

Once the fathers and grandfathers see the fun their princesses have at this event, they come back year after year. GraceWay Village Board Member, Dana Binsbacher, said of the event last year, “Little did I know how much fun my daughter would have! I should have brought her last year, but I will be back next year!” 

All proceeds go to the work of GraceWay Village, feeding our neighbors who are hungry and clothing children in need. Each Sunday night, the food kitchen, Matthew's Café, serves hot dinners on site, as well as sending out teams to deliver the meals to seniors and disabled adults living in specific public housing communities. In 2019, close to 8,000 St. Lucie residents were fed through the food kitchen. The clothing boutique, Hope's Closet, is open on Wednesdays where parents and guardians may come shop for children and teen clothing. Over 3,000 children were clothed in 2019.

Cathie Mouring, GraceWay Village's Executive Director, puts it quite simply: "This event guarantees a wonderful time for those who attend, and at the same time provide funding to help our neighbors in need. It's what I call a two for one!"  More information, as well as ticket purchase options, may be found at




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