Major Barbara Rich of The Salvation Army North Texas Area Command announced the Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon “Giving in Style” has been rescheduled from its original date of May 11, 2020 to September 15, 2020 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, chaired by Kim Hext with Ellen McStay as Honorary Chair. Margaret Hancock is president of the Women’s Auxiliary. Carol Seay will receive the Margot Perot Service Award.
Major Rich said, “As the region’s largest social service provider, The Salvation Army of North Texas is committed to the safety of those we serve and who serve with us. As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 grow, we regret that we feel it is in the best interest of our donors and volunteers, that we postpone our upcoming Fashion Show and Luncheon.
“We hope that you will still consider support of the work of The Salvation Army of North Texas, whether by purchasing a table or seats at the rescheduled luncheon or other means. We depend upon the support generated from the luncheon to continue our operations to serve the most vulnerable in our community. In these unprecedented times, we have already seen a significant spike in requests for our assistance and expect that to continue over the coming days, weeks, and months. This includes increased demand for shelter and feeding—plus long-term needs like recovery support, utility assistance, job training, and more.”
At the Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Fashion Show & Luncheon, the morning begins with shopping in the Chic Boutique and bidding on silent auction items, some exclusive to this event. Everyone is seated for brief remarks, tributes and a presentation followed by a fabulous runway fashion show featuring new and gently worn couture fashions from some of the most prominent closets in Dallas sponsored by Highland Park Village and produced by Jan Strimple Productions. The bidding ensues! Then luncheon is served in the elegant surroundings of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
TOOTSIES is the Chic Boutique partner. Media sponsors 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
Underwriters & Partners (as of April 3, 2020):
Crystal : Gene Jones/Charlotte Jones.
Runway Sponsor: Highland Park Village.
Emerald: Al G. Hill Jr. Family Foundation/Elisa Summers/Heather Washburne, Lisa and Clay Cooley, Elements, Karen Jones/Lori Jones, Morning Star Family Foundation, Margot Perot, Toyota Motors of America.
Sapphire: Betty Reiter, Marion Moore, TOOTSIES.
Ruby: Cooper Aerobics, Kathy Crow/Amy and Leslie Ware Foundation, Jacqueline Fojtasek, Kathie and Randy King, Carol Seay/Stephanie and Michael Seay,Jan Strimple Productions,Elizabeth B. Wahlquist, Jonell Williams, Toni & Guy.
Pearl: Anonymous, Lisa Barfield/Barfield Collection, Mel Crews @ Preston Center, Mrs. Gregory Hext, Kathy Nelson, Nancy Perot, Jan Pickens/Alison Farrow,Stanley Korshak, Mr. & Mrs. John T. Walter.
Gold: Anonymous, Deborah H. Budge, Mollie Crow, Judy and Jim Gibbs, Shannon Graham/Linda McMahon, Stephanie & Travis Hollman, Margaret Hunt/Pat McEvoy,Cele Johnsen,Melissa Lamb/Lisa Rocchio, Sue Linquist/Sandye Mailandt, Sarah Losinger, Methodist Health System Foundation, Parkland Foundation, Michal Powell, Barbara Tune, Toni Turner.
Patrons: Nancy Bierman, Jean Bolton, Margaret Chambers, Sheree Davis, Vallerie Dontes, Mary Clare Finney, Shelley Gregg, Louise Griffeth, Peggy Hamm, Sandy Nachman, Debbie Oates, Patsy Porter, Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation, Carolyn Rathjen, Katherine Reeves, Jimmy Westcott, Ellen Winspear.
Media Sponsors: WFAA Channel 8, PaperCity, Downtown Business News, My Sweet Charity.
Chic Boutique Partner: TOOTSIES
About the Dallas 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
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon.)