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Kendra Averitt, Barbara Averitt, and Susan Duvall Averitt.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League (DSOL) presented Fashion Notes Luncheon and Style Show on Monday, October 23, 2017 in the Venetian Room of The Dallas Fairmont. The morning began with a reception and silent auction followed by a fashion show topped off with a delicious lunch generously underwritten by the hotel. Major underwriters included Barbara Averitt/Fete Set, Inc., Maureen Brodnax, and Darlene Ellison/Veritex Community Bank. Special favors were provided by Chocolate Secrets. 

Sarah Hardin served as the Honorary Chair of the event and it was co-chaired by Barbara Averitt, Kendra Averitt and Susan Averitt Duvall. Mari Epperson is the DSOL President.   

There were no professional models on the runway. Instead, the stunning fall fashions from Stanley Korshak and KidBiz featured on the catwalk were modeled by strong, successful, and stylish contributors to our community. The always lively Bret McKinney served as emcee. 

Allison Brodnax, Director of Volunteers Services of the Dallas Symphony Association, modeled with her one year old son Tucker and mother-in-law Maureen Brodnax. Tucker pushed a small stroller down the runway and melted the hearts of the audience. A first time model was Kevin Hall, COO of Grant Halliburton Foundation which helps raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health awareness for young adults.

Other models included Donna Arp Weitzman, author of Cinderella has Cellulite, columnist, and blogger; Darlene Ellison with Veritex Community Bank; Doris Jacobs and her daughter Teffy Jacobs, and Carole Ann Brown. 

The League strives to raise funds that support the love of music and the arts for thousands of youths and young adults in the Dallas Metroplex. Funds raised help to provide quality outreach educational programs, and musical competitions that light the way for talented local musicians. 

Since 1946, the League has worked to support the Dallas Symphony Orchestra through service, education and fundraising efforts.  Since 1998, the League has contributed more than $12 million in support of the Dallas Symphony Association’s Community Outreach and Education programs, which help bring the wonder of music to thousands in the Dallas Metroplex.


Photos by Barbara Gary

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