2013 Partners Card Co-chairs Annika Cail, Katy Duvall and Sara Friedman wisely decided to postpone the kick-off party of the 21st Family Place fundraiser back on May 21. With tornadoes sweeping through Oklahoma like a Roomba and threatening weather in North Texas, they realized that many would be fearful to face potential chancy conditions.
So they held the event at the Westin Galleria on Wednesday, June 5, not knowing what the headcount would be. After all, some had already taken off for vacations.
Surprise! The place was packed. Since the indoor party was adjacent to the hotel’s pool, many changed from their very proper business attire to more casual but not too casual. For instance, some of the gents still wore their suit jackets but doffed the ties. The gals like Rhonda Sargent Chambers and Holly Davis were baring shoulders in cute sundresses. And opened-toed wedges showcased a rainbow of painted toenails with last year’s favorite black being replaced by a soft teal. As one person pointed out, “Toe cleavage abounds this time of year.”
Cary Deuber decided that her hair needed some instant “oomphing,” so instead of going to a blowout, she gathered her hair in a ponytail on top of her head, applied a “contraption” with faux hair, undid the ponytail and had a glamorama head of curls and swirls.
Unfortunately, one of those who couldn’t make the event due to previous out-of-town commitments was The Family Place head honcho Paige Flink.
What did she miss? Details about this year’s Partners Card program, which takes place from October 25 to November 3, providing a “20% discount at more than 780 Dallas-area retailers and restaurants.”
Once again the good folks at Bank of Texas will be the presenting sponsor.
As soon as the cards go on sale and it’s revealed which stores will be participating, we’ll let you know.
In the meantime, start making your shopping list of Partner Card opportunities.