Little girls will have the chance to enjoy “A Night at the Ball” as the Van Buren School District hosts its annual Father Daughter Dance on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Benefiting the District’s IMPACT meals program, the event will give elementary age girls a true fairytale experience, according to Tom Watkins, IMPACT program coordinator.

The evening will include dancing and refreshments, along with photo ops with various Disney princesses. Upon arrival, attendees will have their name announced by two princes, with each lady also receiving a complimentary tiara.

The dance is open to girls in grades Kindergarten through fifth in the Van Buren School District. It will be held in the Van Buren High School Commons Area, located at 2001 Pointer Trail, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Father Daughter Dance serves as the main fundraiser for IMPACT, which was implemented by the Van Buren School District in the spring of 2016. The project provides “meals at critical times,” including extended breaks at Thanksgiving, Christmas and in the spring. In recent months, IMPACT has also expanded its efforts, providing a meal pack to students during long weekend breaks. The program will coordinate a total of ten meal distributions during the 2017-2018 school year.

“During its short history, the Van Buren IMPACT project has distributed more than 18 tons of food and has reached over 1,500 VBSD families,” Watkins said. “The project’s funding is exclusively provided by this large fundraising effort, a few community donations, some small state grants, and the school district’s staff payroll donations. No school district money is used to provide this assistance.”

Tickets for the dance are $10 each and can be reserved with a debit or credit card online at Individuals may purchase them using cash only at the VBSD Administration Building, located at 2221 Pointer Trail. Parents will also be able to purchase tickets at the door using cash. No credit cards will be accepted.

For more information, call (479) 474-7942.