Youth organize citizens dance

KENNEWICK, Wash. — For six years now, youth of the Windsong Ward, Kennewick Washington Stake, have organized a Valentine's Day dance for the local Association of Retarded Citizens. This year, the dance was held Feb. 17 and was organized as a Young Women service project by Laurels Lisa Child and Danielle Kessie.

The dance is sponsored to bring smiles and happiness to those in attendance, said Harriett Sutherland, multi-stake public affairs media assistant. Originally begun with a small group of attendees, the dance has expanded to approximately 200 participants. In a letter to the Church News, Sister Sutherland wrote that Lisa and Danielle, both 16, contacted local merchants for food donations, made the lollypop corsages, festive balloon table decorations, arranged for a live band, and added some new games this year with the help of 43 youth volunteers from their ward.

Virginia Toolson, ward Young Women president, said, "All the youth sign up, and everyone comes."

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