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Lamont School District celebrates love for farm worker families

Posted: 10:26 PM, Feb 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-21 18:17:43-05

LAMONT, Calif. — For some, Valentine’s Day is about romance. But the Lamont School District put their own twist on this sweet holiday—this time for the little ones.

“Tonight we have our Valentine’s dance for our parents,” said Lucina Navarro, a lead teacher with Lamont School District’s Lamont site. “This is our second year where we do something for them and it’s a hit. They love it.”

Faculty with the district say the dance was created to benefit farm worker families who don’t always get to celebrate holidays with their families.

“This type of event helps us to not only bring the families together but also make some time for all of our farm worker parents who don’t really get experience this type event,” said Navarro. “So, they have this type of event to come out and dance or have a little bit of time with their kids.”

Dance they did—to the "Cha-cha Slide, the Cupid Shuffle, and even to Spanish nursery rhymes. The dance emphasizes the importance of love that is not only romantic, such as familial love.

“With family, with the community, with friends, so this is a great example of celebrating that love as a community and as family.” said one parent in attendance, Susana Cardenas. “It’s not just about couples. It’s about everyone together.”

This is the second year the district has put on this dance, but staff and faculty say it won’t be the last.