The gently experienced clothes have been collected. Event producer Jan Strimple is putting together the finishing touches on the runway action. The reservations keep coming in. But on Monday, April 9, the 2018 Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show And Luncheon Chair Lisa Singleton took time out to join The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command fundraiser patrons at the home of Margaret and Barry Hancock. Here’s a report from the field:
The 2018 Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show And Luncheon Chair Lisa Singleton, along with Honorary Chair Michal Powell, welcomed more than 50 of the luncheon supporters like Underwriting Co-Chair Candace Winslow, Heather Randall, Carol Seay, Sue Justice, Kelly Perkins, Kristen Sanger, Bela and Chase Cooley, Lisa Cooley, Ciara Cooley, Underwriting Co-Chair Nikki and Crayton Webb and Betsy and Richard Eiseman to an evening reception held in their honor on Monday, April 9, at the home of Margaret and Barry Hancock.
Upon arrival, guests mingled as they enjoyed light refreshments. At the appointed time, Singleton gathered the crowd to thank all in attendance including presenting sponsor Anne Davidson, and the many other sponsors and supporters of this year’s Fashion Show And Luncheon which takes place on Wednesday, May 9. She also recognized two extraordinary women who will be honored this year for their exemplary service and dedication to the work of The Salvation Army: Michal as well as Jan Pickens, the recipient of the 2018 Margot Perot Service Award. Additionally, she recognized Margot Perot for her vision in founding the Women’s Auxiliary and for her continued support and involvement with the organization.
Lisa then extended her gratitude to the Auxiliary volunteers, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the success of the Fashion Show And Luncheon as well as the Wearhouse Sale, which takes place in the days following the luncheon and also raises important funds for The Salvation Army’s programs.
The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command Major Barbara Rich followed adding her thanks to the many individuals involved in the success of this year’s fundraiser, which supports the important programs provided by The Salvation Army addressing poverty, homelessness and addiction, as well as offering after school programming and summer day camp programs. She shared a recent example of their work in the Fort Worth community where they were asked by the mayor of Fort Worth to help find shelter for 12 homeless families with children. They were not only able to provide shelter, but also additional resources to ensure the families have food, clothing and more.
In closing Singleton thanked Margaret and Barry for hosting the evening’s event and reminded everyone of the upcoming Women’s Auxiliary 2018 Fashion Show And Luncheon which will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in the Dallas Arts District.
Event highlights will include an opening reception, silent auction, a first view of the runway collection and shopping in the Chic Boutique, where gently worn or never-worn designer clothing and accessories donated by some of North Texas’ best dressed and finest retailers are available for purchase. Attendees will enjoy a runway fashion show styled and produced by Jan Strimple Productions, featuring donated and new couture clothing which can be bid on following the show. Afterwards, patrons will enjoy a seated lunch and final bidding on silent and runway auction items.
The shopping will continue Friday, May 11 (10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) thru Saturday, May 12 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), at the annual Wearhouse Sale, which is open to the public and includes both new and donated items at deep discounts. The sale is held annually at The Salvation Army’s Christmas and Disaster Center located at 9216 Harry Hines in Dallas.
Fashion Show And Luncheon sponsorships and individual tickets are available here. For additional information, contact Tina Trejo at 214.637.8121.
* Photo credit: Dana Driensky