PHOTOS: A night for toddlers, parents

From left, Tiffany Malean and her daughter Audrey Malean, Bella Wernofsky and Amy Young-Stoekl pose in the photo booth at the Dungeness Community Church’s Toddler Prom this past Friday. Malean, one of the organizers and volunteers at the event, said, “We are just trying to create opportunities for moms in the community.” Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen

Johanna Aksamit, three, and her mother, Megan, pause for a picture in the bubbles outside of Sequim’s Dungeness Community Church on March 11, on their way to attend the Toddler Prom. Aksamit said she has a new baby at home and she wanted to do something special with her older daughter. “(It’s) something we can do together.”

From left to right, Tiffany Malean and her daughter Audrey Malean, Bella Wernofsky and Amy Young-Stoekl pose in the photo booth at the Dungeness Community Church’s Toddler Prom this past Friday. Malean, one of the organizers and volunteers at the event, said, “We are just trying to create opportunities for moms in the community.”

Bella Wernofsky chooses stickers for a crown with her dad, Ryken Wernofsky, at Dungeness Community Church’s Toddler Prom in Sequim on March 11. “I did a daddy-daughter dance with my oldest, and now it is this one’s turn,” said Wernofsky. “I thought it would be a special night for her.” Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen

Bella Wernofsky, three, pauses from choosing stickers for a crown with her dad Ryken Wernofsky to gaze at Tiffany Malean and Amy Young-Stoekl, who dressed as characters from “Frozen” as part of their efforts to make Dungeness Community Church’s Toddler Prom a success. “I did a daddy-daughter dance with my oldest, and now it is this one’s turn,” said Wernofsky. “I thought it would be a special night for her.” Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen

Johnnie Cooper and her daughter, Oaklee Cooper, three, choose stickers for a crown at the Dungeness Community Church’s Toddler Prom in Sequim on March 11. “We’re here just to celebrate her; I thought it would be fun to do something just for her,” Johnnie Cooper. Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen

Johanna Aksamit, three, and her mother, Megan, pause for a picture in the bubbles outside of Sequim’s Dungeness Community Church on March 11, on their way to attend the Toddler Prom. Aksamit said she has a new baby at home and she wanted to do something special with her older daughter. “(It’s) something we can do together.” Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen

From left to right, Tiffany Malean and her daughter Audrey Malean, Bella Wernofsky and Amy Young-Stoekl pose in the photo booth at the Dungeness Community Church’s Toddler Prom on March 11. Malean, one of the organizers and volunteers at the event, said, “We are just trying to create opportunities for moms in the community.” Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen

By Emily Matthiessen

Sequim Gazette

Bella Wernofsky chooses stickers for a crown with her dad, Ryken Wernofsky, at Dungeness Community Church’s Toddler Prom in Sequim on March 11. “I did a daddy-daughter dance with my oldest, and now it is this one’s turn,” said Wernofsky. “I thought it would be a special night for her.” Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen

Bella Wernofsky chooses stickers for a crown with her dad, Ryken Wernofsky, at Dungeness Community Church’s Toddler Prom in Sequim on March 11. “I did a daddy-daughter dance with my oldest, and now it is this one’s turn,” said Wernofsky. “I thought it would be a special night for her.” Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen

Johnnie Cooper and her daughter, Oaklee Cooper, three, choose stickers for a crown at the Dungeness Community Church’s Toddler Prom in Sequim on March 11. “We’re here just to celebrate her; I thought it would be fun to do something just for her,” Johnnie Cooper. Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen

Johnnie Cooper and her daughter, Oaklee Cooper, three, choose stickers for a crown at the Dungeness Community Church’s Toddler Prom in Sequim on March 11. “We’re here just to celebrate her; I thought it would be fun to do something just for her,” Johnnie Cooper. Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen

Johanna Aksamit, three, and her mother, Megan, pause for a picture in the bubbles outside of Sequim’s Dungeness Community Church on March 11, on their way to attend the Toddler Prom. Aksamit said she has a new baby at home and she wanted to do something special with her older daughter. “(It’s) something we can do together.” Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen

Johanna Aksamit, three, and her mother, Megan, pause for a picture in the bubbles outside of Sequim’s Dungeness Community Church on March 11, on their way to attend the Toddler Prom. Aksamit said she has a new baby at home and she wanted to do something special with her older daughter. “(It’s) something we can do together.” Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen