Party Hopping

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What do you do when Lonna Rae Silverman donates a collection of Western novels to your luxury senior living community? Throw a party.

The Preston of Park Cities celebrated the gift to The Preston Library with a Western Day on March 29. 

Joanna Wasserman, chair of the community’s library committee, and Patricia Meadows, president of the resident association, greeted the guest entertainers from LV Berkner High School STEM Academy, and the Berkner Ramblers country-western partner dance team.

Party of the century

How does a World War II bomber pilot celebrate his 100th birthday? With cake, a city proclamation, a new biography, and a mix of military and political dignitaries.

The city of Dallas designated March 16 as John “Lucky” Luckadoo Day.

The last living original pilot of the World War II Eighth Air Force 100th Bomb Group celebrated at the Presbyterian Village North retirement community with such guests as former Gov. Rick Perry, Dallas City Councilmember Adam McGough, and Kevin Maurer, author of Damn Lucky: One Man’s Courage During the Bloodiest Military Campaign in Aviation History (St. Martin’s Press, release date April 19).

Doing The Most Good

Lee and Joanie Slaughter received the William Booth Award for their service, financial support, and dedication to the mission of the Salvation Army.

The presentation came during the Doing the Most Good Luncheon, held by the Salvation Army of North Texas on Mach 9 at the Hilton Anatole, to raise support for combating poverty, addiction, and homelessness. 

Christie Carter and Margaret Hancock served as event co-chairs, and Sarah Losinger and Clay Smith as underwriting co-chairs.

Heart of Gold

The sixth annual Love Luncheon, Heart of Gold, on Feb. 14 at the Dallas Country Club, raised more than $300,000 to support Clayton Dabney For Kids With Cancer and its “Medicine of the Heart” mission.

The program provides anonymous financial assistance to families in need who have a child in the final stages of terminal cancer.

Co-chairs Amy McEvoy and Traci White planned the sold-out affair, which began with shopping, mingling, and Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails, followed by lunch and music provided by DJ RomiQ. 

Grants galore

Bank of Texas executive vice president Bob White and Junior League of Dallas representatives awarded grants on Feb. 12 to 34 nonprofit agencies supported by the 2022 – 2023 JLD Community Program.

Grant recipients included Dallas CASA, Literacy Achieves, Genesis Women’s Shelter, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and many other organizations. 

The annual Community Volunteer Fair followed at La Pizza & La Pasta at NorthPark Center, where participants could learn about and sign up to volunteer with 34 nonprofit agencies.

Art of Caring for Others

Christ’s Family Clinic honored Dr. Michael Harris with a special award presentation during its biannual dinner and art auction at Dallas Country Club.

The Feb. 3 event, themed the Art of Caring for Others, also included a panel discussion with featured speaker Richard Fisher, former president & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Tim McGee, of Bank of America Corporation.

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