Here are the deets:
- Ann and David Sutherland are co-chairing the event.
- All the former chairs are on board.
- The date is Saturday, April 23.
- Todd Fiscus has been too on-the-road to lock down the final reveal of the decor.
- Cassandra Fine Catering will provide the eats.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned as more info is available.
As Stephen King’s JFK mini-series “11/22/63” filming in downtown Dallas winds down this afternoon, it couldn’t happen soon enough. Not only will it relieve the traffic congestion of the past few days, it will allow room for the invasion of Longhorn and Sooners to get underway for the Red River showdown.
Just to play it safe, be doubly cautious about partying. If you have a designated driver in your group, buy ‘em dinner and make it worth their while. If you can’t find a designated driver, then consider splurging and taking advantage of paid transportation.
Team Connor was partying among the butter-soft Bottega fashions at NorthPark on Wednesday, September 23. Just down the NorthPark way at Pirch’s glamorama kitchen, the goodies were being served up on trays and an array of glasses were filled with vino.
Among the first to arrive were Trains Co-Chairs April Cook and Jennifer Tobin and Bank of Texas’s Senior VP Pat Brockette and Ronald McD’s CEO Jill Cumnock.
While adorable personalized mini-trains were stationed next to favors (conductor’s whistles, of course), Pirch’s Kasie Jacobs, NorthPark’s Lona Crabb and Ronald McDonald’s Diane Fullingim talked about the 2015 location for the mammoth choo-choo exhibition.
It’s a huge space adjacent to Nordstroms on the upper level. With NorthPark filling up to capacity and its 50th anniversary, it’s amazing that there was one square foot of space available.
The trains start chugging on Saturday, November 21, and will continue to run until Sunday, January 3. That’s when 2016 Co-Chair Annika Cail and Sara Friedman take over for the Ronald McDonald fundraiser.
Ran into Dallas Film Society’s Lee Papert at the Obelisk Awards announcement last night. More about that later.
But despite best efforts, Lee still wasn’t fessing up on who would be headlining the 2015 Art of Film. Of course there was a lot of groveling and cajoling, but still Lee raised his chin and held fast. He would not share who it would be. Finally, with all the swell folks gathered in the Mayfair Sky Club, Lee bowed his head and insisted he couldn’t divulge the name until the ink is dried on the contract.
Ah, come on. Who uses a quill pen to sign deal nowadays?
Let’s just say that some changes are a foot.
Get your box of buttery popcorn out because Lee promises it’s gonna be a second generation legacy whoo-ha!
Drat! Where are the bamboo shoots to dig under Lee’s nails to get the deets?
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