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Ryan Romo, Ben Siegel

Event chair Caroline Oden and Lonestar Charity co-founder Ben Siegel were joined by event committee members at the Bowen House on Thursday, August 4 to celebrate the launch of the third annual Lonestar Charity Two-Step

Guests arrived and mingled over cool drinks and light bites, such as fried brie, bruschetta al pomodoro and tuna tartare.  Midway through the evening, co-founder Siegel welcomed everyone and thanked them for their support of the upcoming fall fundraiser, including event chair Caroline Oden.  

Siegel and Oden then shared details about this year’s Lonestar Charity Two-Step, an annual fundraiser for young adults (18 years and up), which will take place on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at Gilley’s Dallas.  Event highlights will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, photo booth, casino, Steel City Pops, and live performances by singer/songwriter and Dallas native, Chap Bernet, followed by the renowned Emerald City Band. 

All proceeds from the 2016 fundraiser will benefit Vogel Alcove and will be used to continue to provide daily early educational, developmental and therapeutic programming and care for the 200 of Dallas’ youngest victims of poverty; homeless children ages six weeks to 12 years old.

Lonestar Charity Two-Step encourages philanthropy in college students but welcomes parents and members of the community. Event tickets are now on sale online,, with Early Bird prices through November 1: 18 years+ -  $75; 21 years+ - $100; family (3 tickets) for 18 years+ - $250; family (3 tickets) for 21 years+  - $275.  Beginning November 2, tickets will increase to  18 years+ - $100; 21 years+ - $125; family (3 tickets) for 18+ -  $275; family for 21+ -  $300.  

Siegel, a student at the University of Georgia and Dallas native, co-founded Lonestar Charity with friends Jack Hartpence, Gaston Dossett and Robert Koch as way for college students to learn more about the non-profits in their community while providing them an opportunity to work together to help raise important funds each year for a chosen charity.  For more information about Lonestar Charity and the upcoming Lonestar Charity Two-Step, visit

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