As weather guessers predicted that all types of scary storms were headed to the North Texas area, the nonprofits hustled up and held their scheduled event on Tuesday, March 24. Over at the Winspear, the Dallas Opera key supporters enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by a dinner onstage. Elsewhere the following events were taking place as the skies above remained true-blue with nary a cloud in sight:
Can Do! Luncheon Kick-Off Reception
Is there any better four-letter word than “Sale”? OK, yeah, the word “Free” may trump “Sale,” but hardly. At Tootsie’s the Wilkinson Center fans were checking out the racks of adorables for the kick-off of the Can Do! Luncheon. Wilkinson Center Executive Director Anne Reeder was looking rather surprised at the news that The White Party Kick-Off Party at Hotel ZaZa on Thursday, April 30, already had 1,300 RSVP’s.
Don’t tell Anne, but according to Wilkinson Center Marketing Director Vodi Cook, the number is actually up to 1,500.
But the evening at Tootsie’s wasn’t just cute gals sipping white wine and champagne and eyeballing the clothes, especially since a portion of the sales benefited The Wilkinson Center. Board Member Craig Innes seemed to know everyone. Rumor has it that Craig has never gotten off a place without a fistful of business cards.
Christie Carter left early with purchases, as Pam Busbee headed upstairs to try on some possible future residents of her closet.
Linda Secrest told Tiffany Divis and Beth Thoele that she was undergoing the preventive skin cancer program. Surprise: Her skin looked flawless. The program must be working beautifully.
Can Do! Luncheon Chair Leslie Diers revealed the luncheon will be held at the Dallas Country Club on Tuesday, May 12, honoring Carlin Morris and the Communities Foundation of Texas with the Can Do! Award.
Friends Of Dallas Arboretum
Timing is everything, and the friends of the Dallas Arboretum couldn’t have had better timing. Less than 24 hours before all types of storms hit the area, the “friends” partied at tables covered with white tablecloths and chairs with white padding on the grounds aside the DeGolyer mansion.
The Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans’ array of tulips, cherry blossoms, azaleas and the rest of the pristine acreage overlooking White Rock were picture perfect even if Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings couldn’t make the event. He was in Washington, D.C., but provided an audio apology.
But the folks who were there included Gillian Breidenbach, Joan and Alan Walne (her foot was still enclosed in a temporary cast), Ban Bywaters and Dallas Arboretum President/CEO Mary Brinegar.