Del Mar Hills students create auction-ready pieces for HillsFest

Poppies, missions, desert scenes — and, of course, the bear from the California state flag. This month, Del Mar Hills 4th graders created two sets of serving platters and dessert dishes (thanks to the generous support of Ceramic Café)

that they painted with images inspired by their California studies.

The items will be auctioned off at HillsFest, the school PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. HillsFest will be held on March 23, starting at 6 p.m., at Arterra in the Del Mar Marriott. The evening — where, this year, guests are invited to wear their favorite wigs — will feature an auction, food and drink, and dancing.

Tickets for the evening are $50 per person if bought in advance and

$60 at the door. All proceeds help fund vital programs and equipment at

Del Mar Hills Academy.

The PTA is also welcoming advertisers for the event, to be featured in the

auction catalog. If you’d like to advertise or buy tickets, please contact

Kim Bruch at Del Mar Hills PTA is a

registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.