Featured photo: Kim Hext, Fashion Show and Luncheon Chair; Ellen McStay, Honorary Chair; Major Barbara Rich, The Salvation Army North Texas Area Command; Margaret Hancock, President, Women’s Auxiliary*
Mark your calendars for Monday, May 11, 2020
Ellen McStay, Honorary Chair | Kim Hext, Chair
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary 2020 Fashion Show and Luncheon Announcement Party was celebrated and hosted by Stanley Korshak at the Crescent last week.
Kim Hext, Fashion Show and Luncheon chair was joined by Crawford Brock, owner of Stanley Korshak, greeting guests as they arrived, along with Major Barbara Rich and Major Jonathan Rich of The Salvation Army North Texas Area Command.
A sense of excitement filled the shop as everyone joined together for the announcements. Major Barbara Rich welcomed the crowd and gave a brief overview of The Salvation Army in North Texas. She then introduced the Women’s Auxiliary president, Margaret Hancock, who is a second-generation supporter of The Salvation Army and has previously served as event chair with her mother-in-law. Margaret thanked Crawford for his generosity in hosting tonight’s event, which had been rescheduled from a few weeks ago due to the tornadoes’ heavy impact on the community. Crawford had donated all of the food from that event to the local fire station’s first responders.
Kim thanked everyone for their support in kicking off the Women’s Auxiliary 2020 Fashion Show and Luncheon “Giving in Style.” She announced long-time volunteer and community leader Ellen McStay as honorary chair. Then in presenting the Margot Perot Service Award, Kim noted the recipient is also a former Fashion Show and Luncheon chair and has been a tireless supporter of The Salvation Army and its many programs serving the community, announcing Carol Seay as the honoree.
Encouraging everyone to join in the May 11, 2020 Fashion Show and Luncheon, Kim said the morning would begin with shopping in the Chic Boutique and recognized TOOTSIES as a partner. There will be bidding on silent auction items, some exclusive to this event. Everyone will be seated for brief remarks, tributes and a presentation followed by a fabulous runway fashion show produced by Jan Strimple Productions featuring new and gently worn couture fashions from some of the most prominent closets in Dallas and bidding ensues! Then luncheon will be served in the elegant surroundings of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Media sponsors as of November 15th are WFAA Channel 8, PaperCity, Downtown Business News and My Sweet Charity.
Individual tickets begin at $300 and have a limited availability. Underwriting begins at $3,000. Visit the web site at www.bidpal.net/sawadfw, call 214-637-8121 or email email@example.com
About The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary: The Dallas Women’s Auxiliary is the local expression of a world-wide movement that seeks spiritual redemption and social rehabilitation of those it serves. It functions as a fundraising and volunteer service group and have many projects and programs that can satisfy an eagerness to volunteer.
All members are volunteers who are passionate and dedicated to serve others. There are many committees that can help you find your passion including mass mail, back to school, angel tree, kettles, Santa sacks or serving victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.
Feed your passion and volunteer at one of the many activities throughout the year. We focus on children and families when we fill backpacks with school supplies, stuff small gifts in our Christmas Santa Sacks, or provide a meal to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. We support our Veterans and distribute lap blankets to those living in the VA Residential Center. We support sobriety and provide birthday cakes to families celebrating monthly milestones in recovery. We embark on the Spirit of Christmas and volunteer at the NorthPark Angel Tree, help with gift distribution at The Salvation Army Christmas and Disaster Center or ring a bell at an iconic Christmas kettle. For those who love fashion, you can sort and inventory donated couture clothing and accessories for the annual Fashion Show & Luncheon or volunteer at the Fashion Show After Sale. All of these projects make a difference while having fun and fellowship with others who value your time and support.
The ladies of the Women’s Auxiliary have a good time, work hard, and believe in the branding of “Doing the Most Good.” firstname.lastname@example.org
*Photos by Dana Driensky.
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon.)