Texas Discovery Gardens celebrated the 2018 Flora Award honorees on Sept. 20 at the home of Stephen and Karen Jones – son and daughter-in-law of Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones.
(ABOVE: Laura Chancellor Black, Allie-Beth and Pierce Allman, and Kelly Cantu Dees. Courtesy photo)
The award went to Allie Beth and Pierce Allman, operators of reality company Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Among those in attendance were agents Doris Jacobs and Lillie Young, 2017 Flora honorees Marilyn Waisanen, Janet Smith and Bettye Slaven, TDG Chairman of the Board Michael Bosco, and the Flora co-chairs Kelly Cantu Dees and Laura Chancellor Black. Dick Davis, executive director of TDG, Dick Davis, noted that it was “a great honor” for TDG to spotlight the Allman’s for “their lifetime of civic duty to Dallas.”
“Through Flora’s fundraising, TDG is able to offer world-class garden expertise with the new management of Fair Park to combat the overwhelming amount of asphalt,” he said. “Through native, organically grown plants we can further foster beauty and pollination in this popular tourist attraction and way beyond.”
The jade anniversary of the Flora Award Gala will be held on October 25 and will give a special recognition to past honorees including Peggy and Carl Sewell, Senator Kay Baily Hutchison, Dee and Charles Wyly, Lady Bird Johnson, Laura and President George Bush, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Margaret and Trammell Crow.
For tickets or to donate, visit txdg.org/flora/.