Oct. 4: Preservation Park Cities 2021 Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon

Preservation Sponsor Highland Park Village

Presenting Magazine Sponsor D Home

(Featured photo: Marla Boone, Luncheon Chair; Christine Allison, Featured Speaker.)*

Preservation Park Cities president, Tish Key, and Distinguished Luncheon Chair, Marla Boone, are honored to announce Christine Allison, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of D magazine, will be the featured speaker at the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the Dallas Country Club. She will speak on “Our Forever Home – How We Fell In Love With The Park Cities.” 

          
“We are thrilled to present Christine as our featured speaker,” Marla said. “We would also like to give our heartfelt thanks to Luncheon Honorary Chairs, The Honorable Joel and Susan Williams, Season Events Honorary Chairs, Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones, Preservation Sponsor Highland Park Village and D Home as Presenting Magazine Sponsor.”

Trevor and Jan Rees-Jones, Season Events Honorary Chairs

          
Traditionally, Preservation Park Cities (PPC) features a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, Historic Home Tour and Classic and Antique Car Show each spring. Due to COVID-19, the scheduling was revised. The annual Historic Home Tour happened on Saturday, April 24, 2021 and was totally virtual. It will be available to view on the website soon. The Classic and Antique Car Show will happen at a date to be determined in October.

          
The Historic Home Tour and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon are PPC’s only fundraisers each year. The proceeds are allocated to help further PPC’s mission to promote, protect and preserve the historic, architectural, cultural and aesthetic legacy of the Park Cities.

          
Luncheon tickets begin at $150 per person. Individual Patron Luncheon Tickets begin at $300 up to $1,000 and include many benefits at different levels, including VIP seating, Invitations to the Private Speaker Reception, VIP Parking Tag, Patron Party invitation.  Underwriting and Sponsorship levels begin at $1,500 up to $10,000 and include many benefits at different levels, including benefits listed above, plus signage, inclusion in the press releases and more. 

Membership in Preservation Park Cities is open to the public. Community support is vital to preserving community awareness regarding the importance of protecting and promoting visual history along with architectural and cultural legacies of the Park Cities.

          
PPC membership benefits and activities include: Three educational meetings during the year, landmarking events honoring significant homes for architectural, historical or restoration merit, PPC Annual Spring Historic Home Tour, Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, Annual Classic & Antique Car Show, July 4th Parade and booth.  Funds raised help preserve and maintain The Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PPC archives at the University Park Library, fund PPC’s landmarking initiatives, award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history and fund the Distinguished Chair for History at Highland Park High School.  For more information, visit www.preservationparkcities.org  , email info@preservationparkcities.org  or call the PPC office (214) 528-0021.

About Christine Allison:

Christine Allison first worked as D Magazine’s promotion manager in 1976, after a foiled attempt to start a newspaper for the Park Cities. After six years, she left D to create a boutique advertising agency, which served national and local clients. She sold it when she decided to move to New York with Wick Allison, with whom she now has four (remarkable) daughters.

Christine has written thirteen books. Her range is wide, from John Paul II: A Tribute in Words and Pictures to 365 Days of Gardening, and Tell Me a Story, I’ll Sing You a Song. In addition, she was a contributor to Reader’s Digest for ten years.

The Allisons moved back to Dallas in 1995 to assume ownership of D Magazine, and a few years later decided to acquire Park Cities People. Full circle, if you will.  In 2000, she created D Home, and shepherded the creation of D Weddings and D’s award-winning website, Dmagazine.com.

She now has assumed the mantle of Editor-in-Chief and CEO of D Magazine Partners, and is responsible for all editorial and operations, as well as D Custom, a nationally-recognized content marketing agency.

Preservation Park Cities Overview: PPC’s mission is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. Proceeds of the Luncheon and Home Tour will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PPC archives at the University Park Library, fund PPC’s landmarking initiatives, award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history and fund the Distinguished Chair for History at Highland Park High School. Membership in PPC is open to the public. For more information visit www.preservationparkcities.org  

*Courtesy photos.

(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Preservation Park Cities and post this CharityLifestyles eBuzz.)

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Principal of Charity Lifestyles (formerly SocialWhirl.com), the award-winning eBuzzNewsletter and Adams Communications Public Relations, a boutique PR firm specializing in media and community relations for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Sharon is also a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Dallas Business Journal, Katy Trail Weekly, People Newspapers (Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People/North Dallas People), Preston Hollow Life magazine, The Park Cities News, White Rock Lake Weekly and more.