Preservation Park Cities Membership Party at the Park House

(Featured photo:  Helen Patterson, Devin Rambie, LegacyTexas Title, sponsor; Burton Rhodes, Rhodes Group, sponsor; Tish Key, President, PPC.)*

Preservation Park Cities (PPC) celebrated the holiday season with a party at the Park House in Highland Park Village sponsored by The Rhodes Group and LegacyTexas Title.  Members and guests were welcomed by Lesley and Burton Rhodes, 2022-2023 PPC president, and members of LegacyTexas Title, Helen Patterson and Devin Rambie.  

Also joining them were Burton’s parents, Suzy and Tom Rhodes and Lesley’s mom and PPC board member, Joan Clark. Tish Key, PPC president and her husband, Marvin, were joined by 2022 Home Tour chair Amy Beale, her husband, Evan and her parents, Bunny and Michael Tibbals, Marla Boone, 2021 Distinguished Speaker Luncheon chair and her husband, Mike, as well as members of PPC board and committees.  Everyone enjoyed the sumptuous buffet and conversation with friends chatting about plans with family for the holidays and upcoming events with Preservation Park Cities.

Membership in Preservation Park Cities is open to the community. The public’s support is vital to preserving 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.

The fundraising events that allow Preservation Park Cities to give back to the community are the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, Home Tour, and the Classic & Antique Car Show. 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 the Society’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.

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  *Photos by Rob Wythe/Wythe Portrait Studio

(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Preservation Park Cities and post this Philanthropy Lifestyles Scene.)           


Principal of Philanthropy Lifestyles (formerly, 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, numerous blogs and websites and more.