Luckily, the visit by President Donald Trump didn’t interfere with guests making their way to Crawford’s emporium. Folks taking the Dallas North Tollway north weren’t as lucky, with traffic making way for the presidential entourage of black vehicles heading from the Adolphus to Love Field.
But back to Korshak. After guests were greeted at the ground entrance by the music of a couple of Young Strings grads, as well as members of the DSOL, they made their way to the luxury store’s third floor for cocktails and the presentation.
Mingling in the crowd of future debs and their parents were new Dallas Symphony Association President Kim Noltemy and Development Director James Leffler, as well as Korshak’s Mackenzie Brittingham and her bridal brigade, all in classic black dresses with pearl necklaces.
According to Crawford, since Mackenzie had come on board, bridal sales had gone through the roof… Honor Guard advisor Mark Averitt and the guys were sporting the Guard’s signature neckties… Randy Cooper said that daughter Carly was participating in both the DSOL deb presentation and the upcoming La Fiesta de Seis Las Banderas program. However, Randy said, he put his “foot down at the Tyler Rose Festival!” Seems it can be the most expensive of all the deb do’s.
DSOL President Lisa Laughlin Loy managed to get Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller on board as the honorary co-chairs, thanks to Lisa’s and Ann’s being classmates at Highland Park High School.
Once the presentation program got underway, Crawford, Kim and Lisa addressed the group, and Lisa presented the Barbier-Muellers with an orchid. Then DSOL Presentation Chair Carla Leffert introduced DSOL Presentation Founder Tincy Miller, who shared the fundraiser’s storied history.
After the introduction by emcee Stan Gardner of the Dallas Assembly and the Honor Guard, the class of 2019 debs was presented — Carly Cooper, Savannah Crow, Avery Davis, Kathleen Gamso, Natalie Groves, Mary Margaret Jaynes, Alix Lippincott, Elizabeth McIlyar, Megan Molthan, Coco Murchison, Mindy Osler, Cassandra Polley, Elizabeth Reid, Ann Robertson, Lauren Schnitzer, Nicole Smith, Emily Stone, Samantha Sullivan and Ava Wall.
Unfortunately, debs Maddie Basso, Katy Callewart, Katherine Fraser, Gracie Hunt, Georgia McGill, Caroline Mulligan, Hattie Newton, Kristen Romano, Lily Schiff, Olivia Scott and Whitney Wheeler were unable to make it due to graduations, vacations and prior commitments.
But they’ll all be onstage at the Meyerson on Saturday, February 9, in white ballgowns for the 33rd DSOL Presentation Ball.
For more photos of the debs, their parents and friends, check out MySweetCharity Photo Gallery.