Eight-year-old Claire Boyette started a month ago hinting to her father, Adam, about a return engagement to the annual Daddy/Daughter Valentine’s Dance in his boyhood hometown.
“Claire gets so excited about it she can hardly go to sleep,” said Boyette, a structural engineer and father of two, who has been taking his only daughter to the annual dance since she was a toddler.
This year’s theme was a Night in Hollywood. There were three dances, one on Friday and two on Saturday. All three dances sold out their 500 spots in advance.
Held at the Compass Center, Night in Hollywood included theater treats, the red carpet treatment, dancing, dinner, desserts and crafts.
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Although Boyette’s immediate family includes his wife Sarah and 6-year-old son Paul, only he and his daughter shared the special Hollywood event.
“We went on Saturday and my wife and son had a mommy/son outing and played Putt-Putt,” said Boyette, a graduate of Grapevine High School.
But mom played an important part in taking her daughter shopping for a new dress, something that wasn’t in daddy’s wheelhouse.
“What’s the dress look like? It’s blue — I can tell you that,” he said. “I’m a dad. I can’t tell you anything more about it.”
Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367