As non-profit organizations continue to find ways to raise money for financial sustainability, the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert has created a unique event that is sure to grow once the word gets out.
Over 50 fathers brought their daughters on a special dinner and dancing date to Desert Horizons Country Club on Thursday, May 8 for the inaugural Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance. Some dads even wore a tie and bought corsages for their little dates who wore beautiful and stylish outfits for this special occasion. The dance floor was always busy as the very engaging DJ kept the music entertaining for both the girls and the dads with throwback hits and current chart- toppers that had the girls dancing and singing every lyric.
A fun photo booth was donated by Dad and CDMOD board member Ethan Kaminsky who stated, "We wanted everyone to leave with special memories and having a photo booth to capture moments with the ability to email copies to Mom back at home in real-time was a fun way to include her. "
Executive Director, Betsy Adamson exclaimed, "We’re so happy the Children’s Discovery Museum could offer this special evening for fathers and daughters to spend time together. The girls were bursting with excitement, fathers were beaming and the slow dance was absolutely charming."
This idea came from the Special Events committee which includes Mollie Walz, Jill Kreizenbeck, Vince Whittaker, Ryan Wilson, Susan Burger and Amber Spinello who stated "the energy in the room was overpowering and we all looked at each other and said we're on to something. Let's make it huge next time and maybe do a Mother and Son event, as well."
In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to innovation as the way to ensure a prosperous future. The Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert is developing programs around science, technology, engineering and math (popularly referred to as STEM) as well as new interactive exhibits in their Rancho Mirage location serving all the desert cities. Celebrating 26 years, CDMOD is an important resource in the Coachella Valley for visitors and residents. New family memberships will be offered in the fall, daily admission is $8.