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Sharon Ballew, Luncheon Chair

Join us at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek on Tuesday, April 25th

 Driving, walking or biking through Turtle Creek, especially during spring, is one of life’s joys. It lifts the spirit to watch as the azaleas grow into magnificent bloom. Even during the sometimes rain shower, it is gratifying to know these beautiful grounds are supported by a group of dedicated volunteers, underwriters, sponsors and residents and some not, who give every year to make this glorious vision happen not only in spring, but many other seasonal plantings and maintenance year-round. All of this happens without City of Dallas funding.

The Turtle Creek Association invites everyone to join them at the Azalea Luncheon happening on Tuesday, April 25th at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Chaired by Sharon Ballew, with honorary chair Deborah Stanford, the event includes a champagne reception beginning at 11:00 a.m., Fashion Presentation by Betty Reiter, who makes many trips each year to the European and New York fashion shows and brings the scoop and inventory back to her Preston Center boutique, a Turtle Creek exclusive update presented by JD Trueblood, president and CEO of Turtle Creek Association, a gourmet three-course luncheon and complimentary valet parking.
Make reservations now, as space is limited. Ticket prices vary. There are a limited number of regular tickets priced at $275. Patron Level tickets begin at $350. Table Sponsorship begins at $5,000. Other sponsorship opportunities are available.     Community involvement and support keeps this crucial effort alive and present all year long. Please consider joining us at the luncheon or making a donation. Visit the website at and join in the celebration of everything that is Turtle Creek!

About Turtle Creek Association

All net proceeds of the Azalea Luncheon benefit the Turtle Creek Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, whose mission is to be the primary guardian, advocate, and champion that leads in the preservation, enhancement, and protection of Turtle Creek.  

In addition, the Turtle Creek Association provides for seasonal color changes along the creek, irrigation and watering, litter and trash cleanup, maintains 25 landscaped medians, helps to preserve 2600 trees that provide a habitat for wildlife and provide the funds for drinking fountains, trash cans and benches throughout the park.  All of this is accomplished without city funding. 

About Betty Reiter

Betty Reiter is a unique Dallas boutique in The Plaza at Preston Center that sells luxury European sportswear.  Most designers are exclusive, and represent Italy, Germany, Japan, England, France and the USA.

For 20 years this Dallas boutique has catered to women with a sense of style and a flair for clean, European designer fashion. A native of Paris, Betty has fashion in her blood, as her father was a sought-after fashion photographer in the City of Light. That, along with growing up in the most stylish city in the world, helped shape her chic vision.

Exclusive lines such as Krizia, and, most notably, Yeohlee, have that 'je ne sais quoi' that droves of ladies wish to have in their wardrobes.  You can expect beautifully sculptural clothing - exquisite fabrics - urban style clothing - which have a deliberate artful quality to them.

In 1969 Betty moved from Paris to New York and worked for the prestigious Yves St. Laurent for three years.  Betty came to Dallas in 1981 where she immediately joined the Loretta Blum Boutique in Highland Park.  Betty still travels to Paris and Milan several times a year finding the latest trends and fashions.  

About Deborah Stanford, Honorary Chair

Deborah has over 35 years of P & L management experience, workforce transformation, operational leadership, governance, and public accounting tax expertise.  She is a former senior partner and business leader with EY.  

In addition to her corporate experience, Deborah has served as Board Chair of the North Texas March of Dimes, VP – Development for the Dallas Children’s Theater,  the Executive Committee of Junior Achievement of Dallas and has served on the SMU Accounting Advisory board. 

Deborah continues to give back to her community by serving on several nonprofit boards throughout the Dallas Metroplex area.  She has served on the Turtle Creek Association for over 11 years and is currently Chair Elect. 

(Photos provided by the Turtle Creek Association.)

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