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The Preston Hollow Early Childhood Association kicked off the new year with a party at Preston Hollow Park on Sept. 21. The event featured Stanley the Steam Engine, the Hamburger Man, games, face painting, and other activities. PHECA collected new and gently used books for kindergarten to fourth-grade reading level to donate to Reading Partners. (Photos: Chris McGathey)
Dallas CASA's 19th annual parade of playhouses kicked off Aug.3 with housewarming party at Build a Bear Workshop at NorthPark. Eleven playhouses were raffled off to support the volunteer organization. CASA volunteers are trained and supervised to advocate for the best interests of abused children in court.
Supporters of the inaugural Stars and Stripes Film Festival gathered on Aug. 27 at the Highland Park Village Theatre. Lynn and Allan McBee are co-chairing the festival, which runs Nov. 6-9 and will benefit the Sons of the Flag, a Dallas non- profit founded by for- mer Navy SEAL Ryan “Birdman” Parrott.
Guests gathered for the opening of the Speedflex Center in Preston Center, the first such facility in the U.S., on June 11. The Speedflex training system provides resistance based on the amount of force applied by the user rather than the addition of weights. Speedflex trainers were on hand to show guests first-hand how the revolutionary machines work.
On Saturday, May 10, we celebrated our second annual 30M Gala at The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, which provided not only a chance to raise money for The Salvation Army, but was also an opportunity for those who serve this organization to come together across generations, working towards the same goal. (Photos: Courtesy of Echelon)
More than 500 guests gathered at Southfork Ranch on May 3 for Equest’s Triple Crown Gala, co-chaired by Maggie Kipp and Shay Geyer. Equest is an internationally recognized therapeutic riding center for children and adults. Equest clients and their horses showed off their skills while guests sipped cocktails and mint juleps. Guests also participated in a derby hat contest, judged by Louise Griffeth, founder of Equest Women’s Auxiliary, Jeff Byron, Kersten Rettig, Blake Stephenson, and Lezlie Noble. (Photos: Kristina Bowman)
The 2015 Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Debutantes and their mothers and guests gathered at Neiman Marcus downtown for a reception and gown presentation on May 31. After the presentation the girls were invited to try on the dresses. Fashion designer, Austin Scarlett made a special appearance and was available for personal consults with the debutantes. This weekend marked the start to their nearly thirty parties as DSOL Debutantes. (Photos: Claire Casner)
Class Three students from Providence Christian School and West Dallas Community School got together for ‘Texas Day’ on April 17. Students from the sister schools wrote to each other before meeting at Farmers Branch Historical Park to tour an authentic log cabin, a garden, and a chuckwagon. A barbecue lunch and sing-along full of Texas tunes followed.
Southwestern Medical Foundations “Leading the Conversation on Health”, had their second in a series of “Fireside Chats”, in the Pecan Room at Old Parkland on Monday, April 7, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. These conversations are designed to bring together a diverse community of thought leaders focused on the future of health and provide a means to better understand the extraordinary strides being made in academic medicine, education and clinical care in the Dallas area, especially at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Following tradition at The Lamplighter School in north Dallas, Scottish bagpiper Don Shannon greeted families and friends of the School as he led a parade of students through campus. Shannon and the children kicked off the “world class” trip around the globe for the Lamplighter Parents’ Association’s eleventh annual International Night event on April 10. Students "toured the world,” sampled food, participated in craft projects, and enjoyed live entertainment. After picking up a passport, travelers young and old made their way through more than 20 “countries,” studying maps and photos, creating artwork, sampling exotic foods, and learning a few words of a new language.
In honor of the centennial celebration of Children’s Medical Center, 100 women – all current or former volunteer leaders, trustees, board members or supporters – each committed to give $10,000 to Children’s last year as a 100th birthday present. Their collective contributions have established a $1 million endowment for Child Life, which focuses on the psychological, emotional and social needs of children and their families.
Houston Kinkaid defeated St. Mark's, 59-45, in the Southwest Preparatory Conference title game last weekend. The teams combined for more than 1,000 yards of total offense that included big play after big play. In the end, it was Kinkaid's ability to run and pass that scored the Falcons the coveted trophy. (Staff photos: Chris McGathey)