By Karen Billing
Carmel Del Mar School Dad’s Club is welcoming alumni and their fathers to its 10th annual father-daughter dance, to be held on March 10 at the Del Mar Marriott.
Darryl Gordon, now in his sixth year of planning the dance, wanted to do something cool to commemorate the 10th year of the event and thought bringing the whole community of CDM past and present together would be make the event extra special.
“We’re on a mission to find all of our graduates and their dads,” Gordon said.
Gordon said every year he fields requests to make the dance longer and while they can’t because it’s a school night, this year the event will start earlier at 4:45 p.m. with a pool-side reception.
The reception will feature appetizers and a special, nonalcoholic pink “signature drink” for the young ladies called “The Dragon” after their school mascot. The girls and dads will then head into the ballroom for dancing and music provided DJ Rob, fun activities and prizes.
“My biggest wish is that all eight schools in the district would do the dance,” said Gordon, noting Del Mar Hills and Torrey Hills hold dances. “It’s such an amazing bonding event and it creates memories for a lifetime.”
Registration is online at dmusd.org/cdm. For more information, contact Darryl Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Karen Billing