According to The Spirit Of Taos Co-Chair Meridith Myers Zidell,
“Supporting Wilkinson Center is a family tradition in the Myers family. My Co-Chairs Sloan Looney Dix, and Stephanie Taylor and, I all grew up in Lakewood and all of our moms have been active in the Friends of Wilkinson Center for many years. They passed on their passion and commitment to the mission of providing Pathways out of Poverty. Stephanie’s mom, Missy Huber, is the current president of the Friends of Wilkinson Center and my mom, Melanie Myers, is the immediate past president of the Wilkinson Center Board of Directors. We are proud to represent the next generation of Friends and we hope to pass on the fun of voluntarism and the importance of community service to our children. We support Wilkinson Center because they serve over 10,000 individual each year by providing food, emergency services, adult education and job connections for working poor families in Dallas.
“The 2016 honorary co-chairs are Cathy Brittingham Saxon and Steve Saxon. Cathy (mother of Friends member Natalie Nihill) helped Missy create and chair the first Spirit of Taos in 2014. Since many of their friends escape to New Mexico each summer, they decided to channel that cool Taos vibe to entice poor Texans who were sick of the Dallas heat. The resulting laid-back celebration of fun, food, friends and music has been sold out each year to guests who were happy to trade tuxes for boots. The 2016 Spirit of Taos will be held at The Lot on Friday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. Individual tickets can be purchased here. For sponsorships and tables, please contact Vodi Cook at 972.284.0305 or email her at [email protected]. Hope you will join us!”
* Photo and graphic provided by Wilkinson Center