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12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse Celebrates Easter with Festive New Offerings

The popular Brazilian Steakhouse Announces Easter Dine-In, Catering or Curbside Pick-Up
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12 Cuts Brazillian Steakhouse, a local family-owned churrascaria-style restaurant with South American influences, is offering diners convenient options for celebrating Easter. Join in the holiday experience by dining in the restaurant, order ahead and pick-up or enjoy catering.  

Alda Boiani, co-owner, says, “We offer the essence of Brazilian hospitality with warm, friendly service. We capture the charm of the Gaucho cooking style. Patrons enjoy a unique and upscale dining experience, showcasing a variety of Prime meats that are carved or cut tableside.”

12 Cuts of Prime meats served via the churrasco experience, delicately carved by Gaucho chefs tableside:

  • Picanha - Top sirloin seasoned with sea salt or garlic
  • Spice Picanha - Top sirloin spice seasoned
  • Filet Mignon  - Beef Tenderloin seasoned to perfection
  • Filet Mignon Com Bacon - Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon 
  • Fraldinha - Bottom sirloin, flavorful cut with strong marbling
  • Care de Cordeiro - Rack of lamb seasoned to perfection
  • Cordeiro - Leg of lamb seasoned to perfection
  • Costela de Porco - Pork ribs marinated and slow roasted
  • Frango - Organic tender chicken legs and bacon wrapped chicken breast
  • Lombo de Porco - Pork loin filets grilled with parmesan 
  • Chorizo - Argentinian pork sausages 
  • Tomahawk Ribs - Bone in ribeye seasoned for flavor
    and
  • Pineapple – Grilled pineapple, caramelized with sugar and flavored with cinnamon

 

Salads & Sides:  

  • Argentinian Empanadas and cheese bread
  • Salads of your choice served throughout the meal 
  • Traditional Brazilian side dishes served throughout the meal 

Bullet Points:

What: Easter Sunday

Open Hours:

Easter Sunday: 11:00 am to 9:00pm

Menu
Every day regular menu plus new Shrimp Avocado Salad.

Dine-In:

Continuing with regular family meals and adding family meals special for Easter:

Three Course Meal $46.85 per person includes the following:

1st: Cheese Bread, Beef Empanada
2nd: Salads of your choice served throughout the meal
3rd: 12 Cuts of Prime meats served via the churrasco experience and sides Grill Pineapple, Broccolini, Mashed Potatoes, Chimichurri.

Take-out:

Continuing with regular family meals and adding family meals special for Easter:

Four Course Meal Family Package for 3: $89.00 (pre-order is recommended):

Cheese Bread, Beef Empanada, Salad, Grilled Lamb Chops, Grill Pineapple, Broccolini or Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes, Chimichurri, Desserts (Chocolate Cake or Flan).


Take Out/Curbside Pick-Up: Order your Easter take-out/curbside pick-up. Curbside pick-up is available from 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. every day.


New:  Receive one complimentary lunch or dinner for pre-order take-out meal of $90.00 or more or dine-in Easter day one per table. Restrictions apply.

Catering:    Available. Visit the website: www.12cutssteakhouse.com

Or call (469) 779-7012  


Group Events:
Whether you are making plans for this weekend or for Easter fast approaching, 12 Cuts Steakhouse has you covered.  The knowledgeable dining staff is expertly trained in servicing every event from small private dining to large, professional business events. Groups of 15 and over receive a $100 Gift Card. There are no room fees and no minimums. Best advised to make reservations early during the holiday season.

 

Gift Cards:  Gift Cards are available in any denomination. Receive a $10 dollar gift card for every $100 spent. Receive a $100 gift card for every $500 gift card spent. Purchase by calling 469-779-7012.


12 Cuts Hours: 

Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Lunch: Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Dinner:  Monday through Thursday: 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

12 Cuts Location:
18010 Dallas Pkwy,
Dallas, TX 75287
(469) 779-7012  

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Barbara Elam, artist; Jolie Humphrey, Chair, Mad Hatter's Tea

Mad Hatter’s Tea Out of Africa Into the Garden Features a Limited-Edition Exquisite Custom Silk Scarf Designed For This Event by Barbara Elam For Sale Now!

Mad Hatter’s Tea is Celebrating its 33rd Year benefiting the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and A Woman’s Garden

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

Jolie Humphrey, chair of Mad Hatter’s Tea Out of Africa Into the Garden announces production of a limited-edition custom silk scarf created by nationally renowned artist Barbara Elam, who also created the event’s poster and logo. The scarf is 100% silk twill measuring 40”x 40” and features a hand-rolled hem. Cost is $185. It highlights the magnificent animal life, savannahs, rain forests and coastal areas, which are all part of Africa’s special appeal and inspiration. Bold colorful blooms, exotic plants and rare species native to the continent are world-renowned for their great beauty and horticultural diversity. Elam’s artwork brilliantly captures the theme of this year’s Mad Hatter’s Tea with its whimsical animals and vibrant flowers in this exquisite, commemorative silk scarf. The scarf can be purchased through the Women’s Council website at www.womenscouncildallasarboretum.org or on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Mad Hatter’s Tea at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. This is the event’s 33rd year benefiting the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and A Woman’s Garden. Carole Ann Brown, chair of the first Mad Hatter’s Tea in 1989 is honorary chair. Kay Weeks is president of the Women’s Council.
        

Barbara has a long history in Dallas and many local fans. She has shown her artworks in exhibits at the Bath House at White Rock Lake. She is a Professor Emeritus of Art at Rockford College and DePauw University. She received the honor of Bunting Institute Fellow of Radcliffe College at Harvard University in 1989 where she was an artist in residence. Her work has been included in over 250 national exhibits and international exhibits, as well. In addition, her pieces are in museum and university collections including The Fogg Museum of Harvard, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. Barbara Elam received her BFA from the University of Texas at Dallas and her MFA from East Texas State University, along with advanced studies in printmaking at the University of Dallas at Irving.  She continues her printmaking to this day.
        

“This year is unlike any other year for Mad Hatter’s Tea,” Jolie said, “and we’ve created a wonderfully unique experience for our guests which follows all of the CDC guidelines and has some new surprises.”
        

The fanciful fun begins at 1:00 p.m. with a champagne reception at Dallas Arboretum’s Scott K. Ginsburg Family Plaza. This is the best time to view the wild and wonderful over-the-top hats and outfits along with the very chic, sleek and sophisticated fashions. Celebrity judges will select winners in these categories: Out of Africa: Most “True to Theme;” Safari Riders: Best Group in Hats; African Floral Garden: Best Botanical Using Fresh Florals; Karen Blixen Style: Most Elegant & Romantic; Sundowner Chic: “Cocktail Hour in Africa,” Most Fascinating Fascinator; African Queen: Most “True to Africa;” Animal Instinct: Most Outlandish! Go Wild!  Guests have an opportunity to purchase Safari Surprise Boxes.
        

After the reception, the program begins and Hat Prizes will be awarded at A Tasteful Place Gardens, which includes a seated tea in the gardens and features a fashion promenade throughout the garden’s walkways presented by TOOTSIES. The event concludes at 4:00 p.m. which allows perfect timing to get together with friends amongst the glorious springtime azalea displays and flowers that grace the Dallas Arboretum.
        

Watch this utterly charming and entertaining short video announcing the theme and honorary chair written by Jolie, directed by Sharon and Maurice Ballew and produced by Maurice Ballew, MCB Videos. Here’s the link: https://awg-11-17.myportfolio.com/mad-hatters
        

Single tickets start at $350 with limited availability. Patron ticket for one is $500 and has special benefits. Underwriting and sponsorships available beginning at $2,000 table for 4 guests; $5,000 table up to 8 guests; $10,000 table up to 10 guests and $15,000 table up to 10 guests. Visit the website at www.womenscouncildallasarboretum.org for underwriting, sponsorships, ticket purchase and details.

 
 ABOUT THE WOMEN’S COUNCIL:  Since 1986 the major goal of the Women’s Council has been the design, construction, funding and endowment of A Woman’s Garden, the only public garden in the United States conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women and dedicated to the spirit of women. The support of over 500 members of the Women’s Council makes possible the continued expansion and development of A Woman’s Garden. The Women’s Council is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  www.WomensCouncilDallasArboretum.org

ABOUT A WOMAN’S GARDEN: A Woman’s Garden is the only garden in the nation conceived, constructed and maintained by the funding efforts of women. Ablaze with color in every season, A Woman’s Garden sits majestically as a living testament to the passion and vision of the Women’s Council founders and the boundless energy and devotion of its members whose commitment to creating a garden dedicated to the universal spirit of women across generations is realized in its inspired design. Our beautiful garden celebrates the power, creativity, resourcefulness, passion and unwavering commitment of the women who came before us and those entrusted with its care now, and into the future.

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Scott Beck, Alex Holmes, Co-Chairs

 Karen R. Hughes, President and CEO, Vogel Alcove, announces the 29th Annual Arts Performance Event will not be canceled in 2021! The event is co-chaired by Scott Beck, CEO of Beck Ventures, Inc. and Alex Holmes, Chairman & CEO of MoneyGram International. Get ready for this afternoon picnic with The Beach Boys as the headline entertainment. The event will also feature an in-home Virtual Experience of the performance for those who prefer to remain at home. Mark your calendars and get your sponsorships now for the Saturday, May 1st event, as seating is limited based on the City of Dallas capacity restrictions. The Arts Performance Event is the largest fundraising event of the year for Vogel Alcove, raising a significant portion of their annual funding. Following a year of event cancellations and unprecedented occurrences, this 2021 event will be unlike any other.
        
As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. Since lead-singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”
        
“This event is is different from past Arts Performance Events. It will be a casual outdoor affair at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Annette Strauss Artist Square off of Flora Street. There is plenty of room for social distancing according to CDC regulations, but seating will be limited,” Karen said. Picnic meals and an open bar will be provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering for onsite guests only. All seating is on the grassy area in front of the stage. The grass will be marked off in squares and there will be a comfortable chair in each square. Social distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks are required as well as temperature checks at registration. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with a reception and the concert begins at 6:00 p.m. The After Party is from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
        
Can’t make the picnic in-person? Gather your family, friends, or colleagues and live-stream the entire performance in your own home. With the party-in-a-box and personal concert link, your virtual celebration is complete! The Beach Boys concert will be filmed live by a renowned professional production crew to bring the excitement to your living room. Let the sights and sounds of America’s Band take you back with this immersive experience in the safety of your home. This sponsorship package is $1,000 and includes a secure online link, and Party-Package Gift Basket. Attend the party remotely; invite friends and host a dinner, backyard BBQ, or luau.
          
Sponsorships and underwriting are available beginning at $1,500.  Attire is casual. Visit the website for tickets and updates: https://vogelalcove.org/artsevent or contact Greg Brinkley, gbrinkley@vogelalcove.org or call 214-368-8686.

        
All proceeds from the Annual Arts Performance Event benefit Vogel Alcove, an early childhood education and Parent Opportunity Center that is working to Rewire Brains, Repair Hearts, and Restore the Families of homeless children in Dallas. Vogel Alcove provides educational, developmental, and therapeutic services to children and families affected by homelessness. Using its “Two-Generational” approach to solving homelessness, services are provided to client families through the early childhood education program and parent opportunity department. All of these services are free, in a safe and nurturing school environment, in which the families can learn   and grow together.

 

About the Beach Boys:
        
The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers where also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.

        

Sounds of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release.

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks will not be in attendance.

 

Vogel Alcove:

        
Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children.  Approximately 3,000 children in Dallas go to sleep each night without a home of their own. We’re on a mission to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life. Homeless children are the most invisible and neglected members of our community. But Vogel Alcove is devoted to helping these children cope with the physical, emotional and mental trauma they are experiencing so that they might succeed in life despite their circumstances. Visit VogelAlcove.org for more information.

 

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Janina Solomon, Elizabeth Minahan

The Auxiliary of Nexus Opts to Gather When Everyone Can Gather Safely as the Spring Luncheon is Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Look for more Auxiliary News this Spring as Nexus Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with the Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary Campaign through 2021

          

Janina Solomon, President of the Auxiliary of Nexus and Elizabeth Minahan, Luncheon Chair, report that the luncheon slated for May 21, 2021 has been cancelled.
        
Heather Ormand, CEO, Nexus Recovery Center said, “Nexus was founded on the principle that women deserve a safe place to achieve sobriety and focus on their mental and physical health. We have been working to achieve that for 50 years. In order to keep our strongest supporters, community members and staff healthy, we support the Auxiliary’s decision to cancel the spring luncheon. Nexus has strategically made the decision to hold off on hosting in-person events until we can all safely gather without the threat of COVID. Until our clients can have their loved ones visit them on campus without fear of community spread, or 12-step meetings are happening in live meeting spaces throughout the metroplex, we just don’t feel right having in-person fundraising events.

        
“Everyone at Nexus Recovery Center offers our heartfelt and sincere thanks to Janina and Elizabeth, as well as all members of the Auxiliary of Nexus for their genuine and earnest assistance throughout 2020 and 2021. They have put lots of time, energy and enthusiasm towards hosting this luncheon. None of us imagined we would still be unable to shake hands, hug or gather around a table when the decision was made to postpone 2020’s event to 2021. However, like so many others, we are adjusting to the continued normalcy of mask wearing, social distancing and limiting where we gather in groups.”

        
The community is encouraged to celebrate the personal and family success stories that come to life every day, as Nexus continues to meet the need to serve women and mothers seeking sobriety and safety during the pandemic. Donations are needed now more than ever. Every dollar given goes towards the mission to serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for low-income women and their families affected by substance use disorder.  Nexus inspires hope, offers respect, and honors the unique differences of female suffering from substance use disorder. Everyone is invited to read the real-life stories and personal testimonies revealed on the website at www.nexusrecovery.org and to support Nexus’ 50th Anniversary all year long.
        
The Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary Campaign, chaired by Jan Madigan, Nexus Board Member, and Carolyn Waghorne, longtime supporter, comes at a time when recovery efforts and treatment services are especially critical. The campaign focuses on raising funds for three different essential pillars of Nexus Recovery Center’s services: community, dignity and security. Funds designated for “community” will focus on Nexus Recovery Center’s campus environment, the nonprofit staff and frontline workers and the recovery community. Funds designated for “dignity” will be dedicated to the basic needs of Nexus Recovery Center’s clients, such as clothing and essential items. Lastly, funds donated towards “security” will go towards the safety of the Nexus Recovery Center campus and staff. The campaign aims to raise at least 50 gifts of $50K each. Find out how to help at nexus50for50.org

       
Be on the lookout for lots of fun and safe engagement opportunities from Nexus and the Auxiliary this spring, especially celebrating Mother’s Day and the inspiring journeys of Nexus client mothers. Membership in the Auxiliary is open to the public. Visit the Auxiliary’s website page https://nexusrecovery.org/about-auxiliary/ for more information.
        
For more information about Nexus Recovery Center and its services, visit www.nexusrecovery.org. Follow Nexus on Facebook @NexusRecoveryCenter and the Auxiliary @auxiliaryofnexus.

About the Auxiliary: Membership in the Auxiliary is open to the public. Everyone is invited to join in its mission to support and promote the interests of Nexus Recovery Center, Inc. This mission is accomplished by building a strong and active membership, stimulating public awareness and helping in the financial support of Nexus’ services and projects. 

Mission Statement: The mission of Nexus Recovery Center is to serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for low-income women and their families affected by addiction. We inspire hope, offer respect, and honor the unique differences of female addicts. 

Based in Dallas, Texas, Nexus Recovery Center is a 501(c)(3) that offers specialized substance use disorder treatment services for adult women as well as therapeutic treatment and care for their accompanying children in order to break the cycle of addiction. Nexus has been accredited by the Joint Commission since 2006 and is the only treatment center in North Texas that accepts women in the late stages of pregnancy and allows children to accompany their mothers into treatment. For more information, call (214) 321-0156 or visit www.nexusrecovery.org 

In fiscal year 2019, Nexus served 1,900 women and adolescent girls and 364 children, including 71 Nexus-born babies

Nexus served over 900 women in residential treatment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic from March through August 2020. Nearly 1 in 4 clients served through residential treatment were experiencing homelessness when admitted. These women were kept safe healthy while receiving life-saving treatment at Nexus.

In March 2018, Forbes reported that drug overdoses are the leading cause of death from injury in the United States and that women are more susceptible to become addicted to drugs as a result of gender-specific issues. The Hartford Courant reported that women face a higher risk for an opioid addiction and women have significant barriers to receiving treatment. Because addiction takes hold of women faster and results in increased negative physical effects, women generally come to treatment for addiction in worse shape than men.  

Drug overdose deaths have outpaced motor vehicle accidents and gun homicides combined, killing Americans at a faster pace than the HIV epidemic did at its peak. The US consumes more opioid pain medication than any other country on Earth, and drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death in Americans under 50. These statistics have spurred multiple governmental entities to name this the defining epidemic of our generation.

Nexus provides quality, gender-specific treatment. We meet the unique needs of women by providing access to psychiatric services, counseling for trauma induced by physical, mental, and sexual abuse, prenatal and postpartum programs and childcare regardless of ability to pay. When compared with mixed gender treatment, women-only treatment increased the odds of successful outcomes by 44%. Studies show that having at least one parent in recovery, helps minimize negative health outcomes in children. 

History: Established in 1971 by women in recovery themselves, Nexus is thrilled to be celebrating its 50th year. In 1990 the facility relocated to a 12-acre campus in east Dallas to provide a wider array of services. The new space enabled Nexus to become a leader in treatment for women by allowing children to accompany their mothers into treatment. In 1991, Nexus expanded the adult women program to 40 beds. In 1993 because no treatment providers would accept pregnant or newly parenting teens Nexus began filling this service gap. In 1999, the Child Development Center was built to meet the needs of accompanying children.

 

Joint Commission accredited since 2006, a rare accomplishment in the non-profit sector due to the high standards required to earn and maintain. Nexus is committed to providing top-notch care for low-income women and their children.

 *Photo of Janina and Elizabeth courtesy Jan Osborne. Other photos courtesy Nexus Recovery Center.

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Featured photo: Front Row: John Pickett, Senior Vice-President, CAPTRUST, event sponsor; Regina Bruce, a member of the Dallas Magnolias Founding Board of Directors, Holiday Drive chair. Second Row: Cindy Lou Who/Toys and Gifts vignette, Pamela Jackson; Cindy Lou Who/Bye-Bye Bags vignette, Rylie Riski; Mrs. Santa Claus/Three-Foot tall stockings/candy vignette, Veronica Garcia; Karen Hughes, President and CEO, Vogel Alcove. Back Row: Cindy Lou Who/Gifts and More for Moms vignette, Samantha Masucci; Anneke Adams, Grinch, Paul Maldonado; Dr. Carla Russo, Cindi Tessoneer, Tricia Sims, Tammany Stern.

Dallas Magnolias Presented Over 800 Bye-Bye Bags and Stockings filled with Christmas Goodies and Toys benefiting the Children of Vogel Alcove

The Holiday Drive was sponsored by CAPTRUST with Robert Griffin III “RG3” as Honorary Chair and included $30,000 in checks presented to Vogel Alcove

The Dallas Magnolias presented over 800 Bye-Bye-Bags, along with 80 three-foot tall Christmas stockings filled with goodies and toys to the children of Vogel Alcove, plus 72 stockings for their parents at a special event created just for them. The surprises also included checks totaling $30,000 presented to Karen Hughes, President and CEO, Vogel Alcove.
        
Regina Bruce, a member of the Founding Board of Directors of the Dallas Magnolias and chair of this event, brought family and friends together, along with members of the Dallas Magnolias to brighten the season with a wonderful Christmas event with  Robert Griffin III “RG3” as the honorary chair of the Holiday Drive presented by independent registered investment advisor CAPTRUST.
        
Every inch of the gymnasium at Vogel Alcove was filled with gifts, totaling over $25,000, and lavishly decorated with vignettes representing different scenes in conjunction with the theme "In A World Full of Grinches Be A Cindy Lou Who,” designed by Kimberly Elliott, OutHerMind Marketing & Event Services. Actors who donated their time were (in order of appearance): Mount Crumpit, Home of Grinch vignette, Paul Maldonado; Cindy Lou Who/Bye-Bye Bags vignette, Rylie Riski; Cindy Lou Who/Toys and Gifts vignette, Pamela Jackson; Cindy Lou Who/Gifts and More for Moms vignette, Samantha Masucci; Mrs. Santa Claus/Three-Foot tall stockings/candy vignette, Veronica Garcia.
        

Jeff Crilley, Real News Public Relations, served as emcee and welcomed guests, thanking sponsors. Kimberly narrated a story taking the crowd through each vignette with its own Cindy Lou Who actor, singing, dancing and making merry at each turn and one including Mrs. Claus.    

        
Dr. Carla Russo, a founding board member of Dallas Magnolias, set the scene for the check presentations saying that it was with the Magnolias determination and commitment to the cause that made the event so successful. She welcomed Regina who said, “Dallas Magnolias is thrilled to have this opportunity to join together with presenting sponsor CAPTRUST and RG3 as honorary chair to create a magical and joyous occasion for the homeless infants, toddlers and pre-school children served at Vogel Alcove.”
        
She brought Jacqueline Griffin, President, Robert Griffin III “RG3” Foundation, to the stage, who said that it is the mission of the foundation to give back to those in need and that children are our future, as she presented a check for $5,000 to Karen. She also presented a check from the NFL Foundation for $5,000 in matching funds, for a total of $10,000.
        
John Pickett, Senior Vice-President, CAPTRUST, sponsor of this event, representing the CAPTRUST Community Foundation said, “We selected Vogel Alcove this year because of the important work the organization is doing to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. The COVID-19 pandemic has added additional stress to these underserved and impoverished children, and we hope that the CAPTRUST Community Foundation donation will assist in providing them with some much-needed relief and comfort this holiday season.” He was joined on stage by members of CAPTRUST Esther Doucet, David Mize and Travis Whitten, as he presented a check for $10,000.
        
Tammany Stern, a Dallas Magnolias founding board member, thanked the men behind the scenes, now dubbed the #MagMen, in support of their wives in the group. Dr. Carla brought Regina back on stage, who called Karen back up for a surprise. Unbeknownst to her, in addition to all of the toys, coats, clothes, Bye-Bye bags and more that the group had gathered together with the help of sponsors and the community, they presented Karen with a check for $10,000. Obviously moved, Karen said humbly and with emotion, a heartfelt, “I can’t thank you enough.”
        
Later that afternoon, Vogel Alcove teachers and counselors brought children in to meet Grinch, Mrs. Claus, the Cindy Lou Who actors and the Dallas Magnolias, posed for photos, and were given gifts. Joyful smiles and the spirit of the season filled everyone’s hearts.
        
The next day, the Dallas Magnolias delivered lunches donated by Sky Creek Kitchen+Bar for all of the Vogel Alcove teachers, staff and counselors along with gift certificates to Starbucks, scarves, gloves and hats, as well as 3,000+ school supplies, and fulfilled the wish list of educational toys for every classroom.
        
Also representing the Dallas Magnolias at the Holiday Drive event were Anneke Adams, Kimberly Elliott, Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Joella Phillip, Tricia Sims, Cindi Tesseneer and Elizabeth Theis.  
        
Other sponsors included ACPR - Adams Communications Public Relations/Sharon Adams, Homa Ahmed, BDO/Joe Russo and Dr. Carla Russo, Chef Eshfaq Enam Chowdhury/Sky Creek Kitchen+Bar at Delta Hotel, Southlake, Chef’s Produce, Dana Driensky Photography, Danny Campbell Photography, Ellis Modular/Fozi E. Bayoud, Kristi Eakin Design, Neuberger Berman/Langston and Elizabeth Theis, John Pickett and Regina Bruce, Real News Public Relations/Jeff Crilley, Tricia Sims, Susan Posnick Cosmetics, Sysco, Walgreens/Nancy Gambino and W456 Restaurant.
        
Learn more about the Dallas Magnolias by visiting the website at www.Magnolias.org, CAPTRUST at captrust.com, CAPTRUST Community Foundation at www.captrustcommunityfoundation.org, Robert Griffin III “RG3” Foundation at https://www.rg3foundation.org/, the NFL Foundation at https://www.nflfoundation.org/ and Vogel Alcove at www.VogelAlcove.org   

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About Dallas Magnolias: Mission Statement:  To provide an active way of helping disadvantaged and underserved youth, the military, veterans, and first responders and their families, victims of domestic violence, and women currently being treated for breast cancer and/or heart disease in Dallas, Waco, and surrounding areas in Texas.   www.Magnolias.org 

About Robert Griffin III Foundation: Mission: The Robert Griffin III Foundation is a nonprofit foundation that strives to discover, design, and support programs that benefit struggling military families, underprivileged youth, victims of domestic violence, and champions of tackling social injustices around the world.
Vision: To be the beacon of hope for families who are struggling, whether it be from the aftermath of domestic abuse, sacrifices they made for our country through their time in the military, or circumstances that were out of their control.

https://www.rg3foundation.org/

About the CAPTRUST Community Foundation: The CAPTRUST Community Foundation was organized in 2007 to provide CAPTRUST employees with opportunities to participate as a group in community outreach efforts. The foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. If you would like to donate or learn more about the CAPTRUST Community Foundation, please call 855.649.0943. www.captrustcommunityfoundation.org

About the NFL Foundation:   The National Football League Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football. The NFL Foundation - in conjunction with the 32 NFL Clubs - supports the health, safety and wellness of athletes across all levels, including youth football and the communities that support our game. https://www.nflfoundation.org/

About Vogel Alcove:
Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children. www.VogelAlcove.org                
                                                               

Photos by Danny Campbell and Dana Driensky

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Mary Brinegar, President and CEO, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden; Suzanne Millet, Chair, A Writer’s Garden 2020; Kay Weeks, President, Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden; Empress Gilbert, Presenting Sponsor.

The event benefited The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and A Woman’s Garden
Diane Sealy, Honorary Chair | Suzanne Millet, Chair | Kay Weeks, President

 The 14th Annual A Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium and Luncheon “Near or Far … There Is No Place Like Home” was a thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable experience benefiting the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and A Woman’s Garden.           

Presented by Empressive Earth Gallery as Diamond Sponsor with Diane Sealy as honorary chair, the event was chaired by Suzanne Millet and featured James Farmer, Southern author and interior designer, who discussed his new book, Arriving Home-A Gracious Southern Welcome and Dallas’ own Lisa Fine, founder of Lisa Fine Textiles, which specializes in hand printed linens that are sold in sixteen showrooms worldwide and author of Near & Far: Interiors I Love.         

The morning’s virtual symposium began with a lovely video featuring aerial and close-up views of A Woman’s Garden. The focus was then on Jocelyn White, Mistress of Ceremonies, as she welcomed everyone to the DeGolyer House at the Dallas Arboretum and into the library where Kay Weeks, Women’s Council president, gave a brief history of the mansion and the Women’s Council. Suzanne thanked Empress Gilbert and Micah Gilbert for their presenting sponsorship as a short video gave a brief tour of their gallery. Jocelyn White, Mistress of Ceremonies, introduced Lisa Fine, who began with an overview of her book, a collection of homes all over the world that have inspired her textile collection.
         
Lisa’s book features homes of people who are avid travelers, avid readers, and passionate gardeners where the homes feature these hobbies rather than the design schemes themselves. They are timeless and classic, evolving over time. Her design adventures began in Paris and took her all over the world, including India, London, Greece, Sweden and more where she was inspired by the colors, textures and patterns, designs with a twist and a touch of the exotic and bizarre. She featured fabulous photos of her own apartment in New York, her mother’s home here in Dallas and shared personal stories of her adventures and friendships, including Lee Radziwill and Rose Tarlow.         

James Farmer began his virtual presentation from his home, Farmdale Cottage in Perry, Georgia, seated in the garden and enjoying one of his favorite refreshments, Mrs. Wilson’s Rosemary Lemonade, which is featured in one of his books, Sip & Savor.  He said his new book is what he wants to convey, the sense of arriving home. Home tugs at our heartstrings with scent, memories, food, flowers and sounds. He shared delightful stories of growing up in a small town and tied those stories into the history behind the design of his own home where he mixes antiques with found items, family heirlooms and new purchases.         

As an extra treat, underwriters at certain levels received flowers and greenery delivered by Junior Villanueva’s Garden Gate matching the demonstration James gave on arranging, as they created their own arrangement along with him.          

Suzanne ended the symposium by giving heartfelt thanks to her committee, saying it was an honor and privilege to have served as chair of this wonderful event. She thanked Kay for her inspiration and encouragement during the planning of A Writer’s Garden.         

After the presentations, home hostesses and their guests enjoyed luncheons provided by Preston Hollow Catering.

Sponsors included Silver Sponsors Suzanne Caruso, Diane Sealy. Bronze Sponsors were Nancy McDonnell Harlin, Mary MacRae, Suzanne Millet, Katherine Weber and Kay Weeks. Table Hosts were Becky Burgett, Suzanne Caruso, Nancy Cates, Kathy Cothrum, Melanie Cowlishaw, Empressive Earth Gallery, Lisa Fine, Carmen Hancock, Nancy Harlin, Linda Huffhines, Sue John,Lisa Laughlin, Mary MacRae, Dorothea Meltzer, Suzanne Millet, Vicki Petersen, Katherine Phillips, Diane Sealy, Joanie Stephens, Venise Stuart, Betty Suellentrop, Mary Lynn Vaughan, Sharon Walker, Katherine Weber and Kay Weeks.        

The raffle featured Showstopping Mad Hatter’s Custom Tea Dress designed by Patti Flowers Design Studio, Exquisite Opal Doublets & Diamond Earrings by Howard Donsky Fine Jewelry; an Exceptionally Wonderful Custom Hat by Bay Willow Design; Personalized Home Rendering includes Note Cards and up to Three Additional Prints by Sandy Watson; “Tea for Four” with Champagne Service at the DeGolyer Tea Room featuring a Fresh Floral Arrangement in a McKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Tea Kettle, the tea kettle was donated by Suzanne Roberts; "Spruce up your Home" package complete with gourmet wines and delicacies, Home design service by Kay Troutt of KST Design, Kitchen design services by Helene Terry of Helene's Luxury Kitchens, and gift cards from Jackson's Home & Garden and Mary Cates.          

National media sponsor was FLOWER Magazine. Media sponsors were My Sweet Charity, The Scout Guide Dallas and Estate Life Magazine.  Very special thanks went to Maurice Ballew, MCB Videos.       

Membership in the Women’s Council is open to the community and has many benefits, including special events for members only, invitations to private parties and more. Check the website for more details www.womenscouncildallasarboretum.org

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S COUNCIL:  Since 1986 the major goal of the Women’s Council has been the design, construction, funding and endowment of A Woman’s Garden, the only public garden in the United States conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women and dedicated to the spirit of women. The support of over 500 members of the Women’s Council makes possible the continued expansion and development of A Woman’s Garden. The Women’s Council is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  www.WomensCouncilDallasArboretum.org 

ABOUT A WOMAN’S GARDEN: A Woman’s Garden is the only garden in the nation conceived, constructed and maintained by the funding efforts of women. Ablaze with color in every season, A Woman’s Garden sits majestically as a living testament to the passion and vision of the Women’s Council founders and the boundless energy and devotion of its members whose commitment to creating a garden dedicated to the universal spirit of women across generations is realized in its inspired design. Our beautiful garden celebrates the power, creativity, resourcefulness, passion and unwavering commitment of the women who came before us and those entrusted with its care now, and into the future.

 * Photos by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky

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Chuck and Gena Norris

Mercury One’s First Ever Virtual Event: America Goes Back to Work

Gena and Chuck Norris Receive Bonhoeffer Angel”Award

 

Gena and Chuck Norris received the Bonhoeffer “Angel” Award at Mercury One’s first ever Virtual Event: America Goes Back to Work  hosted by founders Tania and Glenn Beck. Mercury One is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian aid and education organization focused on restoring the human spirit based in Dallas, Texas.

 WATCH: Mercury One Next Chapter: America Goes Back to Work

 

 Thanking sponsors and those who made the night possible:

 “This evening we celebrate an unforgettable evening of hope, heritage and the best of humanity,” Glenn Beck, Founder of Mercury One said. “On this special night, we rejoice in the lives of those impacted by our humanitarian relief efforts, education programs, and preservation of American heritage. Together, we will chart the way forward as we seek to better our country and the world around us.” 

“Without the support of the community, none of this is possible,” Suzanne Grishman, Executive Director of Mercury One said. “This event is critical to our success as the funds raised support Mercury One’s general operations, ensuring that all program donations go directly to those that need it most.” 

Beck revealed that 2021 will be the 10th Anniversary and the beginning of the next chapter of Mercury One. He was joined by David Barton, founder of WallBuilders and his son, Tim Barton, president of WallBuilders, to unveil the American Journey Experience, a place where people can learn the real history of the United States and be immersed in the documents, artifacts, and stories that molded our country. The American Journey Experience features a myriad of American antiquities, including Franklin D. Roosevelt's wheelchair, the original script for Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds," and original letters written by President George Washington.  

Event sponsors at different levels received a virtual in-home package, a chef-prepared meal delivered to their home. Rodney Strong Wine Estates provided a virtual in-home wine tasting presented by their winemaker and educator. A raffle featured a 2020 Mercedes-Benz A220 Sedan or A Once in a lifetime experience for an All-Expenses paid trip (airfare, transportation, hotel and meals) for two people to Dallas, Texas for a two-night stay and a day with Mercury One. The winner and guest will receive a tour of The New American Journey Training Center and the new American Journey Vault with Glenn Beck and David Barton.

Sponsors included: an Anonymous donor, John Pellegrino, Jr., Patriot Mobile, Gena and Chuck Norris with KickStart Kids, Woodforest National Bank, Rodney Strong Vineyards, The Nazarene Fund, Operation Underground Railroad, Marcus and Sara Rhem, Paul and Wendy Tackett, Kelly and Cindy Johnson, Heather Moon, Don Ross Nabb, Randall Barringer, Glenn and Dee Simmons Foundation, Heather Hanks and Brett Kathey, and D’Andra and Jeremy Lock. Host committee members included: Suzanne and Michael Grishman, Richard H. Rudolph II, Kevin and Tracy Campbell, Dena and Titus Weller, Travis and Dawn Simpson, Rhinehart and Associates, Inc., Madeline Chao, Judy Taylor and Peter Holt. 

To learn more about Mercury One’s Next Chapter, click here.  

(File photo of Chuck and Gena Norris from 2019 event by Dana Driensky.)

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Day 1 DFW in Three Locations on January 1, 2021
Virtual Experience Option is FREE!
Presented by Main Event and benefiting Vogel Alcove

 

Vogel Alcove’s annual event, Day 1 DFW is returning for its sixth year, this year presented by Main Event. The fun, family fair has been reimagined to offer families 3 Safe Ways to Play on New Year’s Day. Each option is designed to fit the health and safety concerns for varying comfort levels of DFW families. There will be in-person event, a virtual event, and a closing drive-in fireworks show. All proceeds from Day 1 DFW benefit Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit serving homeless children and their families.

“With all of the mass event cancellations in 2020, including several of our own, we have worked hard to dream up 3 safe ways to play on New Year’s Day. First, we are thrilled to partner with Main Event to offer families a fun experience at three of their DFW locations, in Frisco, Grapevine and Grand Prairie. Second, we’ll be hosting a Virtual Experience filled with shows and activities families can enjoy from home. Third is a drive-in fireworks show in Frisco to close out the evening,” said Karen R. Hughes, Vogel Alcove’s President and CEO.  “Vogel Alcove and the Main Event team have ensured CDC health and safety guidelines are followed at each Main Event venue. Because of limited capacity, remember to pre-purchase your tickets now! We can’t wait to ‘Play Smart, Play Safe” with everyone on New Year’s Day!”

1)  Main Event Presents Day 1 DFW, January 1, 2021

Pre-purchase all-access wristbands for one of three Main Event sites before December 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. These locations include Frisco, Grapevine and Grand Prairie.  Each of these Main Event venues will open at 9:00 a.m. for Day 1 DFW on January 1, 2021.
* Main Event Frisco – 9375 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco. 

* Main Event Grapevine- 407 W State Hwy 114, Grapevine.

* Main Event Grand Prairie – 3106 S State Hwy 161, Grand Prairie.

All- Access Wristbands: At a $70 value, the $15 all-access wristband affords wearers access to unlimited play of bowling, billiards, laser tag, gravity ropes, and golf. Participants will be issued bowling shoes and a $10 Fun Card for use around the facility. Each site will offer face painting for $5 and photo booths for pictures of the family. Come early from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and receive free access to the “Hologate VR” game at all three locations. 

Frisco Location: Karaoke will be available all day at the Frisco location. Gravity ropes and golf are available at this location only. Gravity ropes have a 48” height minimum requirement. The Frisco location will be the main hub where the Virtual Experience shows will be available for limited in-person attendance. Parking is free.

As for the safety of guests, Main Event has worked hard to get their facilities running in a safe manner for all guests. Each facility has reopened with all new health and safety protocols, ensuring the best experience for everyone. Along with a limited guest capacity, face masks are required for every guest and team member. Hand sanitation stations and temperature checks for every guest and team member are placed all around the facility. Enhanced routine cleanings and dedicated teams for cleaning surfaces, as well as contactless payment and safety shields are installed. 

2)  The Day 1 DFW Virtual Experience: FREE!

For families staying safe at home, we’ve created a Day 1 DFW Virtual Experience that will feature live and pre-recorded performances from Magician Grant Price, animals with Wildlife on the Move, and the Star Wars Characters from the 501st Legion. There will also be fun activities airing such as a Virtual Trivia Game, a Hula Dancing Lesson, dancing, a cooking class, a science show and Virtual Bingo. These Family friendly video experiences will be offered along with other great activities like our New Year’s Resolution Scavenger Hunt and Cardboard Challenge. Don’t wait until New Year’s Day. Get started celebrating today! Purchase Virtual Experience tickets now and access two activities for families leading up to the event.

The first is the Day 1 DFW Scavenger Hunt with great New Year’s Resolution Clues. Each clue submitted through social media gets the player a raffle ticket. The prizes will be raffled off to participants on January 1 during the live streamed portion.

The second is the Cardboard Challenge. It is a great fun activity and one of the most popular features. Participants build their own cardboard creation at home using only cardboard, tape, and markers. Submit photos of this masterpiece for the chance to win prizes. Register and start today!

That evening the fireworks show will also be live streamed during the experience. Access to the D1DFW Virtual Experience is FREE!

3)  Day 1 DFW Drive-In Fireworks Show (FREE): At the end of a day filled with fun, events will be wrapped up at 7 p.m. with a FREE drive-in fireworks show sponsored by Oncor and FC Dallas, hosted at Toyota Stadium in Frisco located at 200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX 75033. The spectacular fireworks shows never disappoint so expect a blast!

Parking for Drive-In Fireworks in Frisco: The parking lot at Toyota Stadium will open at 6 p.m. before the show. Snacks will be available for purchase from your vehicle. Parking will be free on a first come, first parked basis so be sure to arrive early to enjoy the show from the safety of the car! 

TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED! Tickets are on sale at Day1Dallas.com. All-access wristbands to a Day 1 DFW Main Event location are $15 per person over the age of 2. If participants purchase wristbands and cannot make it on January 1, the wristbands will be delivered via mail to purchasers following the event. Upon receipt, the wristbands will be valid for one entry any day through January 31, 2021.

This event benefits Vogel Alcove:

Vogel Alcove is a nonprofit serving homeless children and their families. Approximately 3,000 children in Dallas go to sleep each night without a home of their own. We’re on a mission to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life. Homeless children are the most invisible and neglected members of our community. But Vogel Alcove is devoted to helping these children cope with the physical, emotional and mental trauma they are experiencing so that they might succeed in life despite their circumstances.
Visit VogelAlcove.org for more information. 

About Vogel Alcove:

 Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children.                                                                  

 

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Day 1 DFW in Three Locations on January 1, 2021
Virtual Experience Option Available Now!
Presented by Main Event and benefiting Vogel Alcove

 

Vogel Alcove’s annual event, Day 1 DFW is returning for its sixth year, this year presented by Main Event. The fun, family fair has been reimagined to offer families 3 Safe Ways to Play on New Year’s Day. Each option is designed to fit the health and safety concerns for varying comfort levels of DFW families. There will be in-person event, a virtual event, and a closing drive-in fireworks show. All proceeds from Day 1 DFW benefit Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit serving homeless children and their families.

“With all of the mass event cancellations in 2020, including several of our own, we have worked hard to dream up 3 safe ways to play on New Year’s Day. First, we are thrilled to partner with Main Event to offer families a fun experience at three of their DFW locations, in Frisco, Grapevine and Grand Prairie. Second, we’ll be hosting a Virtual Experience filled with shows and activities families can enjoy from home. Third is a drive-in fireworks show in Frisco to close out the evening,” said Karen R. Hughes, Vogel Alcove’s President and CEO.  “Vogel Alcove and the Main Event team have ensured CDC health and safety guidelines are followed at each Main Event venue. Because of limited capacity, remember to pre-purchase your tickets now! We can’t wait to ‘Play Smart, Play Safe” with everyone on New Year’s Day!”

1)  Main Event Presents Day 1 DFW, January 1, 2021

Pre-purchase all-access wristbands for one of three Main Event sites before December 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. These locations include Frisco, Grapevine and Grand Prairie.  Each of these Main Event venues will open at 9:00 a.m.

* Main Event Frisco – 9375 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco. 

* Main Event Grapevine- 407 W State Hwy 114, Grapevine.

* Main Event Grand Prairie – 3106 S State Hwy 161, Grand Prairie.

All- Access Wristbands: At a $70 value, the $15 all-access wristband affords wearers access to unlimited play of bowling, billiards, laser tag, gravity ropes, and golf. Participants will be issued bowling shoes and a $10 Fun Card for use around the facility. Each site will offer face painting for $5 and photo booths for pictures of the family. Come early from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and receive free access to the VR “Holigate” game at all three locations.  

Frisco Location: Karaoke will be available all day at the Frisco location. Gravity ropes and golf are available at this location only. Gravity ropes have a 48” height minimum requirement. The Frisco location will be the main hub where the Virtual Experience shows will be available for limited in-person attendance. Parking is free.

As for the safety of guests, Main Event has worked hard to get their facilities running in a safe manner for all guests. Each facility has reopened with all new health and safety protocols, ensuring the best experience for everyone. Along with a limited guest capacity, face masks are required for every guest and team member. Hand sanitation stations and temperature checks for every guest and team member are placed all around the facility. Enhanced routine cleanings and dedicated teams for cleaning surfaces, as well as contactless payment and safety shields are installed. 

2)  The Day 1 DFW Virtual Experience

For families staying safe at home, we’ve created a Day 1 DFW Virtual Experience that will feature live and pre-recorded performances from Magician Grant Price, animals with Wildlife on the Move, and the Star Wars Characters from the 501st Legion. There will also be fun activities airing such as a Virtual Trivia Game, a Hula Dancing Lesson, dancing, a cooking class, a science show and Virtual Bingo. These Family friendly video experiences will be offered along with other great activities like our New Year’s Resolution Scavenger Hunt and Cardboard Challenge. Don’t wait until New Year’s Day. Get started celebrating today! Purchase Virtual Experience tickets now and access two activities for families leading up to the event.

The first is the Day 1 DFW Scavenger Hunt with great New Year’s Resolution Clues. Each clue submitted through social media gets the player a raffle ticket. The prizes will be raffled off to participants on January 1 during the live streamed portion.

The second is the Cardboard Challenge. It is a great fun activity and one of the most popular features. Participants build their own cardboard creation at home using only cardboard, tape, and markers. Submit photos of this masterpiece for the chance to win prizes. Register and start today!

That evening the fireworks show will also be live streamed during the experience. Access to the D1DFW Virtual Experience will be $10.

3)  Day 1 DFW Drive-In Fireworks Show (FREE): At the end of a day filled with fun, events will be wrapped up at 7 p.m. with a FREE drive-in fireworks show sponsored by Oncor and FC Dallas, hosted at Toyota Stadium in Frisco located at 200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX 75033. The spectacular fireworks shows never disappoint so expect a blast!

Parking for Drive-In Fireworks in Frisco: The parking lot at Toyota Stadium will open at 6 p.m. before the show. Snacks will be available for purchase from your vehicle. Parking will be free on a first come, first parked basis so be sure to arrive early to enjoy the show from the safety of the car! 

TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED! Tickets are on sale at Day1Dallas.com. All-access wristbands to a Day 1 DFW Main Event location are $15 per person over the age of 2. If participants purchase wristbands and cannot make it on January 1, the wristbands will be delivered via mail to purchasers following the event. Upon receipt, the wristbands will be valid for one entry any day through January 31, 2021. 

This event benefits Vogel Alcove:

Vogel Alcove is a nonprofit serving homeless children and their families. Approximately 3,000 children in Dallas go to sleep each night without a home of their own. We’re on a mission to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life. Homeless children are the most invisible and neglected members of our community. But Vogel Alcove is devoted to helping these children cope with the physical, emotional and mental trauma they are experiencing so that they might succeed in life despite their circumstances.
Visit VogelAlcove.org for more information.

About Vogel Alcove:

 Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children.                                                                  

 

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Anneke Adams, Dr. Carla Russo; Karen Hughes, President and CEO, Vogel Alcove; Regina Bruce, Chair, Holiday Drive; Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Tammany Stern.

Donations are now being accepted through December 14!

Regina Bruce, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Magnolias and chair of this event, is honored to announce Robert Griffin III “RG3” as the honorary chair of the Holiday Drive presented by independent registered investment advisor CAPTRUST benefiting the children of Vogel Alcove.
        
“Dallas Magnolias is thrilled to have this opportunity to join together with presenting sponsor CAPTRUST and RG3 as honorary chair to create a magical and joyous occasion for the homeless infants, toddlers and pre-school children served at Vogel Alcove,” Regina said.  “In this season of giving and in the spirit of the holidays, we are sincerely grateful to spread that heartwarming message of help and hope to these children and their families during this most special time of year.”
        
Robert and his wife, Grete Griffin agree saying, “It’s a blessing to be the honorary chair for this Holiday Drive. It’s important that we continue to find ways to build up our youth and give them a fighting chance in this world.”
        
There are two significant ways to support the Holiday Drive this year.  The first opportunity is by filling Santa Stockings.  Three-foot tall festively decorated stockings will be filled with items donated by the community as described in the attached Holiday Wish List.  For those who wish to donate toys too big for the stockings or essential items such as socks, underwear, coats, scarves, gloves/mittens, hats, etc., for infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers, all of those items are welcome!  Items from the Holiday Wish List may be purchased and donated.   Gift cards from retailers are also encouraged and will be used by our volunteers to shop and to also help fill the stockings.
        
The second opportunity to help is by donating Bye-Bye Bags to help fill a critical need in the fight against hunger, which are given to the children when they leave Vogel Alcove at the end of each day. These Bye-Bye Bags are lunch-size paper sacks filled with a variety of shelf-stable snacks and protein (without peanuts), a small bottle of water or fruit juice and plasticware (if needed).   A sample list is attached. Vogel Alcove often gives out 200 Bye-Bye Bags each day.  The goal is to donate at least 500 Bye-Bye Bags this year.
        
Donations will be accepted through December 14, 2020 and may be dropped off at 4819 Keller Springs Road, Addison, TX  75001. Cash donations may be made through www.VogelAlcove.org by clicking on “Donate” on the top right. Please enter “Dallas Magnolias Holiday Drive” in the comments section.
        
More information is available on the website at www.magnolias.org/kids, call 800-459-3090 or email info@magnolias.org.  

About Dallas Magnolias: Dallas Magnolias inspire, motivate, and support women in the workplace, home and through philanthropic causes. www.Magnolias.org 

About Robert Griffin III “RG3:” Former Baylor University two sport All-American (track and field and football) athlete Robert Griffin III is Baylor’s lone Heisman Trophy winner. In his Heisman winning season, Robert Griffin III led Baylor to a 10-win season and a Bowl game victory. Robert Griffin III broke 20 career records at Baylor on top of winning the AP Player of The Year, Davey O’Brien and The Manning Award. He was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft for the Washington Football Team and earned 2012 Rookie of The Year honors. He currently plays quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens.

https://www.rg3foundation.org/

About Vogel Alcove:
Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children. www.VogelAlcove.org