Father, Dad, Daddy, Grandfather, Uncle, Dear Family Friend– whatever the title may be, most of us are fortunate enough to have that man in our lives that holds the position of patriarch. He’s often the guiding compass for the home, the voice of sound reason, and our strong force when needed. He may not be the one handling all the daily hustle, but hopefully, he’s the support we can count on when we need that trusted piece of advice, an extra hug, or even, occasionally, a stern look.
What a great relationship to have, to nurture, to press into, and to pattern for the next generation! What a precious gift Our Father patterns and longs for us to have in our earthly relationships.
The 2023 Father-Daughter Dance is just around the corner and is such a sweet time to celebrate this gift. Tickets are already on sale, sponsorship links are ready, and planning is fully underway.
But you may be wondering: what role do I play in this event? Maybe you have a household of all boys, or your girls have all grown up and are no longer in your home. But since your school community still hosts this event designed to honor this relationship, what might it look like for you now?
I may be a little bold in saying this, but your role is still so important! Guess what? You are raising future fathers. Your daughters will one day introduce you to the father of your future grandchild and so there’s still great work to be done bringing up this generation.
Oh, and one more thing…This is our school’s largest and primary fundraising event!
Last year’s dance raised over $95,000 to meet our budgetary gap- setting a new record. We sold over 1,800 tickets and had 2 of the 3 events completely sell out! The 2023 event is expanding space-wise at WEC, and we will host two, 3-hour dances.
We need your help, not just the weekend of the event to cover shifts and clean up, but letting the community at large, and businesses we frequent, know of this opportunity to help make our event even better. This investment isn’t just for a night, but more importantly for years to come as Ambleside Ocala continues to provide the best education we could ask for.
Links will continue to be shared in the coming months, but below is a link to purchase tickets and sponsor online. Checks can still be accepted via the school office. Don’t be shy. Share this amazing gift our school has the privilege of hosting for our community!