With all the hoopla emerging from the wait-in-line at the Texas Driver License offices, someone ought to draft Rachael Dedman and Yvette Ostolaza and her mom-squad to take over. On Saturday, February 1, they not only coordinated a fundraiser for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with more than 2,300 teens at Gilley’s, they covered all their bases and then some.
It was simply remarkable that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s Junior Symphony Ball fundraiser came off with a G-rating and no mishaps.
When guests registered, they had to provide IDs with facial recognition. Once at the event, they had to doff their boots and prove to be alcohol free. If there were any doubts, breathalyzers and uniformed types were available.
And just in case any of the guests did manage to get through the event with Dexter on stage, they had to pass a check-out protocol. If they didn’t pass muster, they were escorted to a wellness center and their folks were called to take them home… and it wasn’t for an after-party.
But all went through without a hitch, resulting in a whopping, record-breaking $370,000 check for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra that was handed over to the DSO’s James Leffler and Allison Brodnax and Dallas Symphony Orchestra League President Kim Brannon just before all the spring breaks broke yesterday.