The bubble was bubbling Thursday, April 16. “Close family and friends” and big-buck donors were hunkering down at a tented dinner to celebrate the Meadows Museum’s 50th anniversary. That had the fine set dashing in and out of other fundraisers like:
Women’s Auxiliary of Equest Fashion Show Announcement
Emilynn Wilson had beau coups of announcements for the Women’s Auxiliary of Equest fall fashion show. Luckily she made the news at Carolina Herrera in HP Village. Don’t you know it was a showplace of OMG fashions with spring colors that could have held its own with the Arboretum.
For even vet Herrera types, the bridal shop still amazes with all the white gowns that make wedding bliss perfect.
But back to the Equest news of the day. Plans call for the annual fashion show to take place at Brook Hollow and the theme would be Caring Hands. Emilynn even had the logo despite the designer, Di Johnston’s daughter, was MIA due to be under the weather.
Then Emilynn revealed that the honorary chair would be longtime philanthropist Carolyn Lupton.
At this point Women’s Auxiliary founder Louise Griffeth told the crowd that both Carolyn and her daughter Carol Huckin had been dedicated and under-the-radar supporters of Equest for ages.
Emilynn’s final announcement was that the Equest Award for Community Service would be presented to Helen McGraw. Past award recipients have included Louise (2000), Sandra Cude (2001), Pamela Dealey Petty (2002), Carol Huckin (2003), Linda Secrest (2004), Lydia Haggar Novakov (2006), Dian Moore (2007), Linda Perryman Evans (2008) Dee Wyly and Emily Wyly (2009), Mar Nell Bell, Connie Hardin and Patti Brown (2010), Jan Myers (2011), Karen Shuttee (2012), Nancy Carter (2013) and Debbie Oates (2014).
Besides announcements, there was a slight collision of fashion. Louise Griffeth and Tricia George arrived in the different outfits but the same print. Thank heaven, they accessorized differently.
Less than a block away and an hour later, Town & Country filled the Ralph Lauren store with a jam-crammed party benefiting AWARE.
Co-Hostess Lynn McBee did a quick change from her outfit worn at the Equest announce party. She was on her way to the Meadows Gala with husband Allan McBee outside in the car with the engine running. Despite surviving on two hours of sleep, she looked wide-eyed and ready-to-go.
Another co-hostess, Mersina Stubbs, was still raving about Katherine and Bob Penn’s house where the Under the Moonlight patron party had been held the night before.
One round-the-bout vet complained upon hearing about the Penn home, “Gee, why haven’t I seen it?”
Others supporting AWARE and checking out the newest Ralph Lauren fashions was Ramona Jones talking about the Vonlane luxury busline, Paul Divis waiting for wife Tiffany and heading to another event, Christie Carter in a darling white leather jacket , mom Billie Leigh Rippey and Tricia Besing being greeted by old friends and fellow co-hostesses Stephanie Bray and Debbie Wilson being photographed.
Paws Cause Kick-Off
Just down the road on Cedar Springs, the Paws Cause humans and critters got together to kick off plans for the upcoming fundraiser for SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair. Here’s a report from the field:
Amid stunning artwork, glittering jewelry, fabulous hats, over-the-top perfect gifts and one-of-a-kind décor pieces, the SPCA of Texas held a kick-off party for Paws Cause 2015 at Flower Reign by Shane Walker. A delightful array of delectable hors d’oeuvres and champagne refreshed attendees, a photo booth captured the evening’s fun for the guests to share and a highly talented caricature artist sketched guests with whimsy and just a little bit of cheeky playfulness.
Flower Reign donated 20% of the purchase price of all products purchased that night. Special thanks to Flower Reign by Shane Walker for hosting the party, to Kristen & Scott Greenberg for providing the beverages and to Food Glorious Food for providing the delicious hors d’oeuvres.
This year, Paws Cause is celebrating its 20th anniversary of supporting the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair in South Dallas, where spay/neuter surgeries and wellness care are provided in high-need neighborhoods to help moderate the stray animal population. Each year, the Mary Spencer Clinic performs more than 11,000 low cost spay/neuter surgeries and your generosity allows us to continue positively affecting families and their furry companions.
Paws Cause 2015 is shaping up to be most successful, thanks to Event Chair Phyllis Comu. To celebrate its 20th year, Paws Cause is inviting all past honorary chairs to again be honorary chairs.
The honorary chairs include Jane Arrington, Rebecca and Jim Belew, Diane and Hal Brierley, Andie Comini, Terry Cook and Steve Yevich, Wynne McNabb Cunningham, Barbara and Steve Durham, Holly Forsythe, Gwen Echols, Cassie Evans Decker, Janelle and Larry Friedman, Gemma Galeoto, Brenda Gray, Hillary Hurst, Susan Jones, Whitney Keltch, Stacey and Don Kivowitz, Lynn Knox, Ann Marcus, T. Boone Pickens, Madeleine Pickens, Martha and Larry Powell, Gigi and Roy Salley, Sarah Potter, Melinda and William Rathke, Mary Spencer, Mary and Skip Tremble, Karen Urie, Karol Wilson and Cheryl Wyly.
Paws Cause 2015 will be held on Saturday, June 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, a state-of-the-art animal shelter facility in the heart of West Dallas. The summer cocktail-themed evening will feature catering by Food Glorious Food, musical entertainment by The British Are Coming, a silent auction, the famous “Bone Appetit” restaurant drawing, and more. For more information, please visit pawscausedallas.org.