The MySweetCharity elves were caught asleep at the keyboard and let this write-up about the 2018 Chick Lit Luncheon Kick-Off party on Wednesday, February 28, miss its posting. Too bad because it took place at a real bookstore — Interabang Books. While the event is long gone, Interabang Books continues to be a treasure trove of tales. Here’s a belated report from the field:
2018 Chick Lit Luncheon Chair Mersina Stubbs and Honorary Chair Nancy Perot were joined by supporters and host committee members on Wednesday, February 28, for a kick-off celebration of the upcoming 12th annual luncheon benefiting Community Partners of Dallas.
Held at Interabang Books, guests arrived and mingled while enjoying wine and light bites as they perused the offerings of the recently opened bookstore. On view was a selection of favorite books of Katie Holmes, this year’s featured Chick Lit Luncheon speaker.
CPD President/CEO Paige McDaniel gathered the crowd mid-way through the evening to thank everyone in attendance for their support of this year’s fundraiser, including presenting sponsors Dr. Robert and Lara Tafel, Mersina, Nancy and underwriting chairs Cate Ford, Callan Harrison, Brooke Hortenstine and Lynn McBee.
In closing, she encouraged everyone to purchase a table for the soon-to-be sold out luncheon which will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Hilton Anatole.
As guests like Candace Winslow, Francie Mancillas, Elizabeth Gambrell, Evelyn and Mark Costolo, Greg Nieberding, Angela Nash, Kate Newman, Melissa Wickham, Juliette Coulter, Laura Braun, Helaine Blizzard, Bela Cooley, Lisa Cooley, Ciara Cooley, Melissa Anick and Michelle Alden departed, they were each gifted a Chick Lit Luncheon 2018 T-shirt.
The 12th annual Chick Lit Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Anatole. The event will include a wine reception followed by a seated luncheon, recognition of Partners for Children Award recipient Jan Rees-Jones, and remarks by Katie Holmes. Tables begin at $2,500 and are on sale now; individual tickets will go on sale in late March if space permits. For more information, visit communitypartnersdallas.org.
* Photo credit: Rhi Lee