Preservation Park Cities 2021 Luncheon



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Dallas Country Club
4155 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75205

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Marla Boone

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 Distinguished Speaker Luncheon happens on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the Dallas Country Club. The Classic & Antique Car Show is a date TBD in October.

Speaker: Christine Allison, Editor-in-Chief and CEO, D magazine speaking on “Our Forever Home - How We Fell In Love With The Park Cities.”

Luncheon Honorary Chairs: The Honorable Joel and Susan Williams

 Season Events Honorary Chairs: Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones

 Luncheon Chair: Marla Boone

 PCHPS President: Tish Key


* Luncheon tickets begin at $150 pp. 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.  For more information, visit, email call the PCHPS 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,

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 Details:

  • The Historic Home Tour and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon are Preservation Park Cities’ only fundraisers each year. The proceeds are allocated to help further our mission to promote, protect and preserve the historic, architectural, cultural and aesthetic legacy of the Park Cities.
  •  Members of PPC enjoy historic and preservation oriented educational programs.
  • Membership is open to the public.

Preservation Sponsor: Highland Park Village

Presenting Magazine Sponsor: D Home

Overview: Preservation Park Cities 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 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. Membership in PPC is open to the public. For more information visit  

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