Viva Big D

Dallas Junior League deals a winning hand at Vegas-style auction party

Dallas Junior League deals a winning hand at Vegas-style auction party

Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Katie German, Brooke Burnett and JLD Auction Party Chair Heather McNamara
Katie German, Brooke Burnett, Heather McNamara  Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Priya Buxani, Amy Jenkins Martinez and Stephanie Ramirez
Priya Buxani, Amy Jenkins Martinez, Stephanie Ramirez Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Michael Bailey, Brooke Bailey, Jennifer Wells and Jeff Wells
Michael Bailey, Brooke Bailey, Jennifer Wells, Jeff Wells Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Lashell Nelson and Constance Cherones
Lashell Nelson, Constance Cherones Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Brad Sheridan and Kristy Sheridan
Brad Sheridan, Kristy Sheridan  Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Kevan Chughati, Melanie O’Neil, Melissa Luong and Joseph Kim
Kevan Chughati, Melanie O’Neil, Melissa Luong, Joseph Kim Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Renita Garrett and Melina Mayfield
Renita Garrett, Melina Mayfield Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Kristel Richards, Clint Jech and Kimberly Dean
Kristel Richards, Clint Jech, Kimberly Dean  Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018
Casino games raised the stakes on fun all night. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Ginger Sager, Cole Dulaney and Suzanne Dulaney
Ginger Sager, Cole Dulaney, Suzanne Dulaney Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Lisa Bhattacharya, Angela Nash and JB Hayes
Lisa Bhattacharya, Angela Nash, JB Hayes  Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Greg Nieberding, JLD President Jennifer Tobin, Heather Bonfield, JLD Development Vice President Elizabeth Dacus and Lance Hickman
Greg Nieberding, Jennifer Tobin, Heather Bonfield, Elizabeth Dacus, Lance Hickman Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Katie German, Brooke Burnett and JLD Auction Party Chair Heather McNamara
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Priya Buxani, Amy Jenkins Martinez and Stephanie Ramirez
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Michael Bailey, Brooke Bailey, Jennifer Wells and Jeff Wells
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Lashell Nelson and Constance Cherones
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Brad Sheridan and Kristy Sheridan
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Kevan Chughati, Melanie O’Neil, Melissa Luong and Joseph Kim
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Renita Garrett and Melina Mayfield
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Kristel Richards, Clint Jech and Kimberly Dean
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Ginger Sager, Cole Dulaney and Suzanne Dulaney
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Lisa Bhattacharya, Angela Nash and JB Hayes
Junior League Viva Big D party 2018, Greg Nieberding, JLD President Jennifer Tobin, Heather Bonfield, JLD Development Vice President Elizabeth Dacus and Lance Hickman

What: Junior League of Dallas Viva Big D Auction Party

Where: 7 for Parties

The 411: More than 400 guests rolled the dice and came up winners with a fun-filled event that brought a little bit of Las Vegas to Dallas. Junior League president Jennifer Tobin, auction party chair Heather McNamara, and their team transformed the venue into an exciting Sin City casino.

The evening began with a VIP reception, where special guests sipped and noshed in a lounge area set up with a private bar, bites, and gaming tables. A separate Sustainer Lounge allowed JLD Sustainers to mingle and relax, as well.

Attendees made their way into the main room, where they visited a full bar and fueled up at multiple food stations — including a grits station, avocado bar, and slider station — provided by Wendy Krispin Catering.

Those who kept their eyes on future prizes bid on fabulous silent auction items like a chef’s tasting dinner for four at Shinsei; a father-son weekend adventure in the Hill Country; and a Dallas staycation package including a stay at the Ritz-Carlton.

But the main event, of course, kept party-goers cheering around the gaming tables in the casino. Whether they won big or not, patrons danced the night away to the sounds of the Taylor Pace Orchestra. 

The sold-out event raised more than $120,000. Proceeds will go to Junior League's Community Service Fund, which supports the organization's many civic projects.

Who: Katie German, Brooke BurnettPriya Buxani, Amy Jenkins Martinez, Stephanie RamirezMichael Bailey, Brooke Bailey, Jennifer Wells, Jeff Wells, Lashell Nelson, Constance Cherones, Brad Sheridan, Kristy SheridanKevan Chughati, Melanie O’Neil, Melissa Luong, Joseph KimRenita Garrett, Melina MayfieldKristel Richards, Clint Jech, Kimberly DeanGinger Sager, Cole Dulaney, Suzanne DulaneyLisa Bhattacharya, Angela Nash, JB HayesGreg Nieberding, Heather Bonfield, Elizabeth Dacus, and Lance Hickman.

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