A couple of weeks after the Crystal Charity Ball, the outgoing chair usually holds a tea to thank the committee and staff for their support. But 2021 CCB Chair Leslie Diers’ tea seemed to be more of an after-party for her Peace Love London theme gala.
It was obvious that the whimsy factor was in place before guests like Ola Fojtasek, Lisa Cooley, Christy Berry, Knoxie Edmonson, Kristi Francis, Candace Swango, April Abney, Patti Flowers, Cara French, Sunie Solomon, Cheryl Joyner, Di Johnston, Kim Hext, Anne McPherson, Kay Weeks, Lisa Shirley, Brooke Shelby and past chairs Sara Martineau, Margo Goodwin, Caren Kline and Pam Perella arrived at the front door of the Diers’ home. Parked in the driveway was a vintage Volkswagen bus photo booth filled with COVID-friendly accessories for guests to use.
Inside the home, signs of the Fab Four days continued with a peace symbol made of branches atop the Christmas tree, purple and pink decorations and “Peace Love” cocktails.
Of course, the topic du jour was the recalling of the December 4th gala with the favorite memory of the night being the music that resulted in an over-the-top filled dance floor.
When asked how the 2022 beneficiary selections process was going, 2022 CCB Chair Susan Farris and CCB Charity Selection Chair Suzy Gekiere reported they were just weeks away from the announcements of the Dallas County children’s non-profits that would receive CCB funding.
As guests departed, they were in for a final treat — bags of Leslie’s legendary homemade party mix.