La Fiesta de Las Seis Banderas 2021 Co-chairs Michaela Dyer and Kim Quinn are definitely moving ahead with what may be the biggest formal fundraiser of the year so far. With plans for 40 duchesses and their escorts to bow at the Hilton Anatole on Saturday June 5, they kicked off the pre-event festivities yesterday with the Preview Luncheon for mothers of the 2021 duchesses and escorts at Belo Mansion and Pavilion underwritten by Highland Park Village and co-chaired by Susan Glassmoyer and Anne McPherson.
In the reception area, a gathering of gowns worn in the past was on display. Along the Pavilion Duchess Doll Co-Chairs Lindsay Ballotta and Jenny Merkle looked over the tables lining the exterior walls with each doll representing a duchess and modeling the gown that would be worn the night of the event. Alongside each of the dolls were photos of each of the duchesses and their escorts.
Still another highlight was a performance by the Highland Park High School Choral Students Park Version.
This year’s collection of duchesses includes: Blakely Keleen Bea, Emily Grace Berryman, Ryan Elizabeth Bozman, Olivia Summers Briggs, Brinkley Lynn Brown, Danielle Nicole Champine, Riley Anne Cheek, Camille Elizabeth Cooper, Sarah Lindsey Crow, Anna Catherine Doherty, Presley Alise Echols, Katie Elizabeth Elliott, Elizabeth Barnett Foster, Rebecca Jewell Gill, Mary Patricia Green, Katherine Suzanne Kennedy, Katherine Lyle Kraft, Elizabeth Eloise Laird, Sara Sloan Landen, Sophia Jacqueline Lindley, Aubry Redd Loewen, Malena Nicole Maese, Caroline Shatto Massey, Anna Caroline McCormick, Eleanore Arden McFarland, Cassie Anna McIntosh, Lorrin Shaye Margaret McKinney, Ava Elizabeth Nelson, Jordan Emily Redell, Caroline Bel Reed, Elizabeth Kathlyn Roberts, Margaret Anne Ruk, Lydia Michelle Szuwalski, Paula Isabella Venegas, Jamie Kathryn Wander, Kristen Kelly Wander, Alexandra Kaitlin Wilder, Campbell Elizabeth Willis and Isabella Marie Yates.
Escorting the duchess this year will be the following: Joshua Bryce Anderson, Patrick Burke Arthur, John Robert Beecherl, Henry Blaise Bishop, George Griffin Bollman, William Morgan Brooks, David Christopher Burke, Robert Charles Clarke III, William Thomas Alexander Dalton, John Cade Ferguson, William Walton Florer, Thomas Benton Freeman, Luke Foster Gambrell, James Henry Goodson, Joseph Harris Gould, Carson Coverdale Hart, Harrison Chase Heflin, James Naughton Henry III, Callan Brooks Hirschey, Raymond Robert Hood III, Courland Crozier Kimzey, Paul Carrington Lee III, Edward Blake Miller, Robert Steele Peacock, Beau Hayden Pedigo, Jon Patrick Pierce, Holt Gibson Randall, Russell John Rieman III, Campbell Banks Saustad, Rawley Thomas Schott, John Thomas Sharpe II, Maxson John-Lafayette Smith, Luke Wallace Turner, William Augustus Vincent, Knox Allen Wagoner, Doak Alexander Walker, Andrew Vincent Washburne, Samuel Staley Wideman and Robert Saunders Wood.
Proceeds from the fundraising activities will benefit Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas, CARE Dallas, The Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology, Connecting Point of Park Cities, Friends of the Highland Park Library, Friends of the University Park Library, Highland Park Educatoin Foundation, HP Arts, HP Litfest, HPHS Community Service Council, HPHS Counseling Department, HPHS Scienve and Technology Festival, HPHS Student Council, HPHS Student Emergency Fund, HPHS Youth and Government Team, Moody Family YMCA in the Park Cities, McCulloch Intermediate School/Highland Park Middle School Raider Assistance Fund and Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village.