The evening begins with a VIP cocktail reception followed by a tasting of Sips and Savory Bites from various chefs, restaurantsand breweries in West Dallas. Sips will consist of beer, wine and tequila.
$250 individual tickets. Underwriting and sponsorships available.
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About Wesley-Rankin Community Center:
This inaugural event is benefiting Wesley-Rankin Community Center, which has been serving the West Dallas community for over 100 years. Through caring relationships, Wesley-Rankin Community Center (WRCC) partners with our West Dallas neighbors providing education and resources to drive community transformation.
Wesley-Rankin programs create an intelligent pathway for students to achieve their ambitions in education, regardless of their financial circumstances. In addition to children and youth, Wesley-Rankin supports adults through Adult Academy courses and senior citizen programming. Together, we bridge gaps in the inequities of education, the arts and mental health. We believe that everyone deserves a fair chance to reach his/her potential.
In 1902, the “Devil's Doorstep” was in need. Known today as West Dallas, this area was once ruled by the Bonnie and Clyde gang. When most people chose to never enter the neighborhood, Hattie Rankin did not think twice. Her presence with the mother of a gangster during his execution led to the future of a community center. She walked the streets of the neighborhood, grieving with those in crisis and celebrating victories. Hattie's belief in West Dallas, combined with her unwavering support, connection and enrichment has continued for 116 years through the life of the United Methodist mission, the Wesley-Rankin Community Center.