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No Wallflowers In This Town

Parents hustle Tuesday to sign up for Holmdel Recreation's Daddy-Daughter and Mother-Son dance.

Update: On 9:15 a.m. Jan. 18, the Daddy-Daughter dance sold out.  But as of 3:15 p.m. Jan. 18, there are 20 more couples' tickets left for the Mother & Son Dance.

On Tuesday, it was the hottest ticket in town.

All day long, parents swung through the doors at Holmdel Parks and Recreation to purchase $80 tickets to the new Mother and Son Dinner Dance on Feb. 25 and the ever-popular Daddy-Daughter "Sweetheart" Dance on Feb. 26.

The annual event pairs young ladies and gentleman in grades 3-6 with their fathers or mothers for a memorable afternoon of dinner and dancing at the Holmdel Community Center next to Town Hall.

But there is only enough room for fifty couples at each dance. (Additional siblings are permitted to attend with their parent for $25 each.)

By 3:30 p.m., organizer Deborah Dow said that half the tickets to the Mother-and-Son had been snapped up, and nearly all of the Daddy-Daughter.

Paula Schienvar flew in to pick up tickets for her 10-year old Samantha to attend with husband Steven. "This is the second year," she said. "They had a great time last year. We got all the girls together and did their hair. It was like a mini-prom," she said.

The Recreation office is on the bottom floor of Town Hall, next to the Library. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Note to busy parents: Bring cash or a checkbook. They do not take credit cards.

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