Longtime St. John residents might have noticed a dance troupe with a lot of unfamiliar faces in the St. John Festival parade on July 4, but the girls of Lakes Region Dance in Meredith, N.H. appeared right at home on the parade route.

Their confidence was surely due in part to the bonds they’ve formed with the Dynamic Dancers, a group they connected with following Hurricane Irma due to the charitable efforts of a group dubbed St. John Kids.