Checks Presented to Local Charities from KAPPA Tablescapes

BACK ROW: Kay Weeks (KKG National Foundation), Mike Brown (Senior Pet Assistance Network), Cheryl Jones (Visiting Nurse Association/Meals on Wheels), Susan Jenevein (Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep), Murphy Sears (Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center), Julia Palmer (Genesis Women’s Shelter), and Margaret Weinkauf (Akola Project). (Courtesy photo)

The Dallas Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma recently presented checks to the beneficiaries of their annual fundraiser, Kappa Tablescapes. Co-chairs Beth Dike and Mary Hubbard presented a record-breaking $230,000 to representatives of local charities Akola Project, Camp Summit, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support, Seniors’ Pet Assistance Network, Town North YMCA, Visiting Nurse Association (Meals on Wheels) and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.

“Mary and I are so honored to have been part of this event,” states Kappa Tablescapes 2017 co-chair Beth Dike. “The beneficiary organizations work tirelessly on behalf of our community, and we are thrilled to present these checks to further their excellent work.”

Dallas Arboretum Presents Easter Weekend Activities

If your Easter plans are still “to be determined,” or you’re looking for a fun event to add to the agenda, the Dallas Arboretum has planned a weekend full of exciting activities including music, festive treats, children’s activities, and a garden full of floral backdrops perfect for Easter photos.

Attention: Catfish Company Recalls 34.5 Tons of Fish

The discovery of a banned substance in a massive delivery of fish has forced a Mississippi Delta-based fish company to issue a recall of its product.

These items were shipped to retail locations in Texas, as well as Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, and Illinois, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Wilderness Women

A new exhibit hosted by SMU’s DeGolyer Library features narratives and memorabilia of women who faced massacres, famine, and blizzards in the American wilderness. “OK, I’ll Do It Myself” opened in January and runs through March 28. The exhibit also features 144 books, photographs, and manuscripts by 101 women, dating from 1682 to 2015.