Michal Powell announced as Honorary Chair;
Jan Pickens announced as recipient of the 2018 Margot Perot Service Award
(DALLAS, Texas) – The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary 2018 Fashion Show & Luncheon chair Lisa Singleton welcomed more than 75 Salvation Army supporters to a kick-off reception hosted by Eiseman Jewels on Wednesday, November 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Partygoers arrived and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they perused Eiseman’s dazzling selection of jewelry and timepieces. Mid-way through the evening, Singleton gathered the crowd and thanked Richard Eiseman for hosting the evening’s festivities. Eiseman followed to add his gratitude to all in attendance for their support of The Salvation Army, an organization proudly supported by the Eiseman family as well.
Major Barbara Rich echoed her thanks and shared with attendees some of the important services provided by The Salvation Army, where on any given night 1,300 people stay at a Salvation Army facility here in DFW. Locally Salvation Army provides shelter for nearly 8,000 homeless men, women and children each year. Women’s Auxiliary president Betsy Willis added details about the work of the Auxiliary, which includes the spring fashion show and luncheon, the organization’s largest fundraiser.
Singleton then returned for some special announcements which included: Michal Powell will serve as the 2018 fashion show and luncheon honorary chair; Jan Pickens will be the recipient of the 2018 Margot Perot Service Award, and Kim Quinn, Nikki Webb, Candace Winslow and Merry Wyatt will serve as underwriting co-chairs. The Margot Perot Service Award is awarded to an Auxiliary volunteer who has gone above and beyond in service and support to The Salvation Army. Past recipients include Gene Jones, Charlotte Anderson, Betty Harlan, Ramona Jones and BJ Ward.
In closing, Singleton recognized presenting sponsor Anne Davidson, and thanked the many individuals who help make the event possible including event stylist and producer Jan Strimple.
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary 2018 Fashion Show & Luncheon will be held on May 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, located at 2300 Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District. Event highlights will include an opening reception, silent auction, a first view of the runway collection and shopping in the Chic Boutique, where gently worn or never worn designer clothing and accessories donated by some of North Texas’ best dressed and finest retailers are available for sale. Attendees will enjoy a runway fashion show styled and produced by Jan Strimple Productions, featuring donated and new couture clothing which can be bid on following the show. Afterwards, patrons will enjoy a seated lunch and final bidding on silent and runway auction items.
The shopping continues May 11-12 at the annual WEARhouse Sale, which is open to the public and includes both new and donated items at deep discounts. The sale is held annually at The Salvation Army’s Christmas and Disaster Center located at 9216 Harry Hines in Dallas. Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on May 11 and 10 – 3 on May 12.
Fashion Show & Luncheon sponsorships begin at $5,000 and individual tickets are $300. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Tina Trejo at 214-637-8121.
Since its inception in 1993, The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon has raised over $ 9.5 million to support services provided at 13 local Salvation Army centers.
About The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary:
The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary in Dallas is the local expression of a world-wide movement that seeks spiritual redemption and social rehabilitation of those it serves. It functions as a fundraising and volunteer service group, and have many projects and programs that can satisfy an eagerness to volunteer.
Volunteer activities abound in the Auxiliary. Every year, they fill backpacks with school supplies and Santa sacks with gifts and essentials at Christmas. There is plenty of work to do at the Angel Tree and Kettles at NorthPark, and distribute Angel Tree gifts at The Salvation Army Christmas and Disaster Center. For those who are into fashion, sorting and pricing donated couture clothing for the annual Fashion Show & Luncheon is great fun (as is attending the Fashion Show!) and working at the WEARhouse Sale after the show.
The ladies of the Women’s Auxiliary have a good time, work hard, and live by the vision of "Doing the Most Good."
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian organization that in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex provides more than 70 different programs and services to help make life better for individuals and families. Services include: substance abuse treatment, homeless shelters, life-skills classes, non-perishable food, Christmas gifts for children, a domestic violence shelter, emergency financial assistance, after-school programs, summer day camps, computer training, senior citizens services, and low-cost youth sports activities.
The Salvation Army’s religious and social service activities serve millions of men, women and children in more than 130 nations around the world. Volunteers, contributors, and other supporters make the services possible in local communities across the country. For more information, go to salvationarmydfw.org.