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Part of the fun of the 17th annual Father-Daughter Valentine Dance is getting lots of pictures of the special event. Cory Wilford and his two daughters, 4-year-old Ollie and 2-year-old Ainslee, get their portrait done by Randall Photography. The dance was held Friday night at First Presbyterian Church.

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Coming into the entrance of the 17th annual Father-Daughter Valentine Dance, the girls are awestruck by all the decorations and treats provided by the sponsors. The event took place Friday night at First Presbyterian Church.

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Walking into the 17th annual Father-Daughter Valentine Dance, the girls are awestruck by all the decorations and treats provided by the sponsors. Dads and daughters joined in the event at First Presbyterian Church.

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From left to right, Richard Andrews and 9-year-old Georgia Andrews and Stein Ericsson and 10-year-old Jordan Ericsson get down to some tunes at the Father-Daughter Valentine Dance held at First Presbyterian Church on 17th Street.

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Young and old alike kick up their heels to a variety of music at the 17th annual Father-Daughter Valentine Dance held at the First Presbyterian Church on 17th Street on Friday. The dads and daughters filled the age spectrum.

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Rod Thornburg / Special to The Californian

Kids danced with each other once they wore out dad at the Father-Daughter Valentine Dance held Friday night at First Presbyterian Church on 17th Street.

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Some dads had two or more dates to the Father-Daughter Valentine Dance held Friday night at First Presbyterian Church on 17th Street. There were dads and daughters from young to old.

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Kids danced with each other once they wore out dad at the Father-Daughter Valentine Dance held Friday night at First Presbyterian Church on 17th Street.

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Even line dancing works its way into the Father-Daughter Valentine Dance held Friday night at First Presbyterian Church on 17th Street.

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Line dancing works to keep fathers and daughters moving at the Valentine's Dance Friday night at First Presbyterian Church on 17th Street.

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Even the oldie but goodies music like YMCA work to keep fathers like Ben Dalto and his two daughters,12-year-old Leah and 9-year-old Elise, moving at the Valentine's Dance held at First Presbyterian Church on 17th Street.

Dads and daughters danced the night away at a special Valentine's dance meant just for them.

The 17th annual Father-Daughter Valentine Dance took place Friday at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Bakersfield.

Photographer Rodney Thornburg shares these images from the event.