BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School’s Sweetheart Dance was a magical night, as girls danced with their special dates and spent time with their friends at the Taylor Pavilion.

In addition to bringing their dads or someone special to the February 7 dance hosted by the Belmar Elementary PTO, they enjoyed pizza and ice cream sundaes, as well as taking snapshots in a St. Valentine’s photo booth. 

And it's not every day that girls have a reason to wear their party attire — dresses in so many styles and colors that they made the festive occasion even brighter. 

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Donating food, flowers, decorations or providing other assistance were Federico’s, Spring Lake Community Theater, Jersey Shore DJs, Belmar Teachers Pride, Megan Mills at Wildflowers Florist and Gifts, and Belmar Elementary Peer Leaders.

Led by a PTO dance committee chairs Alli Ross and Jackie Dahrouge, parent volunteers included Carol Turano, Gina Colucci, Kendy Thompson and Sue Trogu, as well as BES staff members Patricia Glab, Laurie Diffley, Kerry White, Bruce Blattner, Jen Lawrence and Maura O'Brien.

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