On the evening of Wednesday, January 16, the weather provided just a slight chill thanks to a 60-degree temperature and a breeze. At Christine and Frank Scardino’s Preston Hollow mansion, a fellow made his way to the fireplace in the living room and den to make sure fires were well in place.
In the sitting room, Soup’s On featured speaker/ author Regina Calcaterra, The Stewpot Alliance President-Elect Emily Turner, Kelly Garlock, The Stewpot Alliance Executive Director Brenda Snitzer and Rebecca Eldredge were preparing for the 2019 Soup’s On patrons to arrive.
The Stewpot Alliance fundraiser was perfectly timed, according to Brenda. She reported that due to the Arctic Stampeded expected within a couple of days, the organization had been contacted by area shelters in need of food for what was expected to be full houses throughout the area.
Earlier in the day, Regina had toured The Stewpot and lunched with the staff at Mudhen Meat and Greens in the Farmers Market.
Highlight of the night was the presentation of a painting of Dallas by artist Leon Pollard to Mayor Mike Rawlings for his years of supporting The Stewpot.