The Junior League Of Dallas Held Its Annual Patron Platinum Dinner To Recognize Sponsors At JLD Headquarters

(Featured photo: Junior League of Dallas Centennial Milestones Luncheon Co-chair Lydia Novakov, Junior League of Dallas Centennial Co-chair Andrea Cheek, Lyda Hill, Junior League of Dallas President Christa Sanford, Junior League of Dallas Centennial Milestones Luncheon Co-chair Isabell Novakov Higginbotham, and Junior League of Dallas Centennial Co-chair Margo Goodwin.)*

The Junior League of Dallas (JLD), along with dinner sponsor Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, held its annual Patron Platinum Dinner to recognize top donors at the newly renovated headquarters building on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. The evening began with a cocktail reception where guests mingled and enjoyed beverages and light bites. Guests were then welcomed into the Lyda Hill Auditorium for a seated dinner. 

Sponsors and JLD members celebrated the 2021-2022 year while listening to details for the eagerly anticipated Centennial Week celebration. Junior League of Dallas President Christa Sanford welcomed guests and thanked donors for their generous support of the JLD and its Centennial. Centennial Co-Chair Margo Goodwin shared little bit of League history, marveled about JLD’s impact on the community and shared details for the upcoming Centennial celebration. Centennial Milestones Luncheon Co-Chair Lydia Novakov then took the stage and got the audience excited about Milestones Luncheon featured speaker Martha Stewart.

Junior League of Dallas Membership Vice President Courtney Johnson, Junior League of Dallas Community Vice President Dr. Lindsay Davis, Junior League of Dallas Luncheon Chair-elect Heather McNamara, Junior League of Dallas Development Vice President Elisabeth McHugh, and Claire Catrino*

Platinum Dinner sponsors were recognized for making the evening possible, including: Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, presenting sponsor; Needle in a Haystack, invitation sponsor; McShan Florist, floral sponsor; Andrews Distributing, beer sponsor; Tootsies, favor bag sponsor; Lawson Event Rentals, linens and rentals; Favorite Brands, alcohol sponsor.

The dinner, catered by Art2Catering, included a fresh romaine hearts and street corn salad with avocado chipotle vinaigrette with honey-cumin Texas pecans; grilled beef tenderloin and pan-seared salmon, haricot verts, Yukon Gold potato and turnip puree with port wine reduction; hazelnut chocolate torte with caramelized hazelnuts and flourless chocolate sponge cake.

*Photos by George Fiala.

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