The brand new fundraiser for the Dallas AfterSchool Network, Recess! is already past the halfway mark for selling out. Limited to only 250 guests, there are only 100 tickets left according to Co-chairs Julie Bagley and Kate Rose Marquez.
Perhaps it’s the fact that it’s at a fabulous mansion. Or, maybe it’s the fact that it’s centered around everyone’s favorite part of the school day — Recess!
And what kind of recess is planned for this adult gathering? According to Kate Rose, “The intent is to have a fun, casual evening called Recess! for adults. You can buy chances to dig in the sandbox for prizes (our version of a raffle). Shop our silent auction full of fun field trips, play casino games and cash out your winnings for chances to win great prizes. There will be great food, cocktails at the Monkey Bar, scotch tastings at the Hop Scotch Bar. For those V.I.P.s, a Teacher’s Pet Party. All in Faye Briggs’ beautiful backyard. The attire is casual spring cocktail – no jacket required!”
Ringleaders for the antics will be Honorary Chairs Sally and Forrest Hoglund. Other activities and playground monitors will include:
- Field trips — Jenna Turner Alexander and Dawn Spalding
- Sandbox — Skye Brewer
- Snacks and Games — Hadley Galt
- Yearbook — Suzanne Droese
- Troop leader — Leigh Anne Haugh
- Goodie bags — Nancy Gopez
- Arts and crafts — Kristi Cole and Katherine Coker
- Playdate hosts — Ginny and Conner Searcy
- Attendance — Janet Mockovciak
Silliness and fun aside, it’s important to note that the evening will benefit DASN, providing education, arts and safety for local programs including LeTot, Trinity River Mission and Vickery Meadow Learning Center. More than 12,000 low-income children in Dallas County are served by DASN’s efforts.
If you prefer stuffy, black-tie functions where everyone’s upper lip is quite stiff, then this one isn’t for you. But if you were a scamp on the playground or wanted to be, then hurry on up and get a ticket for the Friday, April 19.
Photo courtesy of Dallas AfterSchool Network