Tanya McDonald’s right hand is probably in rehab after a two-day letter signing effort. She wanted to get the word out before people head out of town for the summer about the 2018 Mission Ole benefiting Trinity River Mission. Luckily, she wasn’t alone in applying the John/Joan Hancocks to the letters. Folks like Brandon Jones and Grant Laughlin settled down in the McDonald’s dining room with its beautiful handscraped floors and fabulous paints to tackle the stacks of letters.
The letters should be hitting mailboxes this week. If you haven’t gotten yours, here’s the lowdown — Tanya and husband Ken McDonald are co-chairing with Honorary Co-Chairs Adrienne and Dan Strodel the 19th Annual Mission Ole that will be returning to Chicken Scratch and The Foundry. But instead of preceding Halloween like years past, this year’s Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) will take place on Saturday, November 3.
The night will be festive to say the least with guests in painted faces, loads of food and drinks from Chicken Scratch and Smoke, live music, outdoor fire pits and mariachis. It’s a night that means leaving the tuxedoes and couture gowns in the closets along with the stilettoes. Instead it’s a perfect time to show off everything from dreamy denims to ever-fashionable long vests.
This event is Trinity River Mission’s biggest fundraiser for “the volunteered-based community learning center in West Dallas serving over 570 disadvantaged children, teens and their families.”
If you haven’t gotten your letter, don’t sit by the mailbox. Go ahead and get your sponsorship and reservations ASAP. And just if you want to talk to a real, live person, contact Stephanie Sierra at 214.744.6774, Ext. 109.