Wow! Larkspur sure knows how to throw a party!
Saturday night's Volunteer Firefighters' event at the Escalle Winery featured the awesome Dick Bright Orchestra. It was great fun. There was dancing under the stars on a beautifully lit dance floor. Sliders, garlic fries and Caesar salads were from Marin Joes in Corte Madera. There was wine, beer, and a wonderful community of people, all celebrating a beautiful late summer evening.
What with the huge dance floor and lights, it seemed like so much work for just one night for the organizers, who were chaired by the amazing Dennis Gilardi. When the brightly clad volunteer firefighters sent us on our way (way too early) at 11:00 pm, we were sad to know the dance floor would soon be hauled away.
Many of us left the party wondering why that beautiful spot along Magnolia can't just go ahead and become a permanent place where we can gather to listen to music and dance the night away, while we raise money for good causes? The last Rose Bowl was held a couple of years ago for Larkspur's 100th birthday. These dances were once a staple fundraising event for the City, in the early and mid-20th Century. Wouldn't it be nice if they would once again become a regular communty tradition?
If you are lucky enough that Larkspur does schedule another Rose Bowl Dance, do not miss the next one! This past Saturday was one of the most beautiful evenings ever with good friends we have known for years. I know everyone loved it, because even husbands who are notorious for never dancing were out there dancing.
These times call for more dancing under the stars. I for one will be keeping my fingers crossed that it happens.
Here's a link to the individual photos online. Let me know if you want me to delete any that you are in. (I edited out the crazy and unflattering ones.) https://picasaweb.google.com/116958666214640150879/LarkspurRoseBowlDance2012