If you’ve been watching the TV newscasts, then you’re sure that Dallas is indeed entombed. So, three of the MySweetCharity elves ventured. One put on skis and headed to the market to pick up fixings for gumbo, brownies (the edible type) and Tabasco.
The second one hitched up the unicorns to their sleigh and took off slowly for the feed store. Seems the dodo birds needed new socks and the miniature whale wanted a muff.
Within an hour, the first two were back with all their list complete.
The third elf decided to scout out the Hilton Anatole to see how dicey the parking lot was. Not! Evidently the hotel staff has gone in to hot overdrive by clearing the driveways and parking areas. They’ve even arranged for an area for Uber to park their vehicles. The walkway leading from the valet drop to the hotel is covered and has a bank of heaters.
So, if you’re going to leave home-sweet-home for CCB or for your feed store, here are some tips:
- Use common sense.
- The biggest challenge will be getting out of your neighborhood. The main streets are relatively clear, but stay in the center lane.
- Drive slowly. Duh!
- Don’t park under a tree if possible. The trees are having a very rough time with the weight of the ice.
- Have a full tank of gas. You just don’t know if you’ll be stuck in some kind of traffic jam.
- Put a blanket or two in the car. You probably won’t need it, but it will look so comfy and cozy.
- Be generous with your valet parker. They’re out in frigid conditions to make sure that you and your car get together safely.
- Drive slowly. Oh, did we already say that?
If you’re that worried about the conditions, stay put. Your safety is paramount to all of us.
Crystal Charity Ball’s “Magnificent Manhattan” Gears Up For Children’s Charities Despite Ma Nature’s Cold Shoulder
Just returned from the Hilton Anatole where Crystal Charity Ball preparations are way underway. Like who needs to fly to NYC when we’ve got “Magnificent Manhattan” here.
By Saturday night, a major case of cabin fever will have set in, so why not take your pretty, sweet time and head on over to the area’s biggest fundraiser for children’s nonprofits?
And that is what it’s all about — the children. Whether it’s teaching children how to swim or addressing the issue of suicide among youngsters, the CCB 100 are raising money for them. You may never know one of the children who benefit from this amazing fundraiser. That’s not the point. The goal of such fundraising is to help others, not to receive thank-you notes from the individuals who benefit from the effort.
And if you’re one of Saturday’s sell-out crowd in attendance, look around. Among the hifalutin types in long gowns and tuxedoes, look for the ones who are on the frontlines of helping the kiddos. They are the beneficiaries of 100 women, who have spent the past year raising millions of dollars to support their efforts to make “a difference for good.”
“Due to impending weather conditions, New Friends New Life Home Tour organizers cancelled Sunday’s event. The safety and well-being of our volunteers, homeowners, sponsors and patrons are our utmost concern. Thank you for your understanding. We are grateful for your support of our mission to restore and empower formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children.”
This is another heartbreaking decision, but again it has been made with wisdom. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact New Friends New Life at 214.965.0935 .
The brutal ice may look spectacular from inside your home, but it’s not nice at all. For this reason, the Dallas Arboretum folks have decided to remain closed through Saturday.
We’ll let you know about Sunday once a decision has been made.
The brutal ice may look spectacular from inside your home, but it’s not nice at all. For this reason, the Dallas Arboretum folks have decided to remain closed through Saturday. We’ll let you know about Sunday once a decision has been made.
Once again wisdom has prevailed. The announcement has just been made that the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon has been canceled. Like the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade, the Marathon was to benefit a hospital for children. The well being of others trumped the need to hold the event. So, when making your holiday donations, please consider […]
Despite the below-freezing temperatures, the Crystal Charity Ball at the Hilton Anatole is still on for Saturday. Insiders report that guests are booking rooms for Saturday night. Interesting idea! Check in Saturday afternoon in your “grubbies” (you do have some, don’t you?), get all dolled up, go up to SĒR’s bar for a cocktail and […]
Due to the inclement weather, the memorial services for Margaret Folsom have been rescheduled from today to Monday.
According to Ronald McDonald House of Dallas CEO Jill Cumnock, “Children eagerly peak through the glass as a bright electric train engine zips down the track. The cars rattle and dance as they pass through Times Square, the New Mexico desert, and the Texas State Fair. An annual Dallas tradition, The Trains at NorthPark brings […]