Society Style Dallas 2018
Derby Day Fun

Dallasites sport their Derby best at julep-fueled race-day fundraiser

Dallasites sport their Derby best at julep-fueled race-day fundraiser

Day at the Races 2018, Maggie Kipp, Teffy Jacobs and Amanda Ward
Maggie Kipp, Teffy Jacobs, Amanda Ward Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Shannon and Jeff Showah
Shannon and Jeff Showah won Best Dressed Couple.
 
Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Neddie Lynn, Donna Weitzman, Marshall Mills and Becky Mills
Neddie Lynn, Donna Weitzman, Marshall Mills, Becky Mills Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Carmaleta Whitely, Otis Felton
Carmaleta Whitely, Otis Felton Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Gay Donnell, Michael Willis
Gay Donnell, Michael Willis Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Adam Roth, Sondra Lynn, Petrushka Dickson, William Ortiz and Elisa HernandezHadley Galt, Maggie Kipp and Amanda Ward, Kristina Wrenn, Honorary Chair Lucian LaBarba, Angela Nash and Lynn Mahurin
Back row: Hadley Galt, Maggie Kip, Amanda Ward. Front row: Kristina Wrenn, Lucian LaBarba, Angela Nash, Lynn Mahurin Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Adam Roth, Sondra Lynn, Petrushka Dickson, William Ortiz and Elisa Hernandez
Adam Roth, Sondra Lynn, Petrushka Dickson, William Ortiz, Elisa Hernandez Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Kristina Wrenn
Kristina Wrenn Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Jeff Jacoby, Mark Greer and Trend Ware
Jeff Jacoby, Mark Greer, Trend Ware Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Lauren Ives and Sean March
Lauren Ives, Sean March Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Adam Wilson, Day at the Races Co-Chair Lauren Ives, Quenita Fagan and Jim and Dee Genova
Adam Wilson, Lauren Ives, Quenita Fagan, Jim Genova, Dee Genova Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Margaret and Tom Chambers
Margaret Chambers, Tom Chambers Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Susan Spain
Susan Spain Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, John and Sarah Schiller and Emily Bouyer
Sarah Schiller, John Schiller, Emily Bouyer Photo by George Fiala
Day at the Races 2018, Maggie Kipp, Teffy Jacobs and Amanda Ward
Day at the Races 2018, Shannon and Jeff Showah
Day at the Races 2018, Neddie Lynn, Donna Weitzman, Marshall Mills and Becky Mills
Day at the Races 2018, Carmaleta Whitely, Otis Felton
Day at the Races 2018, Gay Donnell, Michael Willis
Day at the Races 2018, Adam Roth, Sondra Lynn, Petrushka Dickson, William Ortiz and Elisa HernandezHadley Galt, Maggie Kipp and Amanda Ward, Kristina Wrenn, Honorary Chair Lucian LaBarba, Angela Nash and Lynn Mahurin
Day at the Races 2018, Adam Roth, Sondra Lynn, Petrushka Dickson, William Ortiz and Elisa Hernandez
Day at the Races 2018, Kristina Wrenn
Day at the Races 2018, Jeff Jacoby, Mark Greer and Trend Ware
Day at the Races 2018, Lauren Ives and Sean March
Day at the Races 2018, Adam Wilson, Day at the Races Co-Chair Lauren Ives, Quenita Fagan and Jim and Dee Genova
Day at the Races 2018, Margaret and Tom Chambers
Day at the Races 2018, Susan Spain
Day at the Races 2018, John and Sarah Schiller and Emily Bouyer

What: Day at the Races

Where: Arlington Hall

The 411: About 500 guests donned their Kentucky Derby best — including over-the-top hats — for the 10th annual event hosted by The Conservancy on May 5. Honorary chairs for 2018 were Lucian LaBarba and his nephew, Gianni LaBarba, while Otis Felton served as community chair, and Lauren Ives and Sean March were junior co-chairs. The yearly event — one of the highlights of the Dallas young professionals' social calendar — benefits the beautification, maintenance and development of Arlington Hall and the Oak Lawn Park. 

Attendees sipped Woodford Reserve mint juleps and noshed on Southern cuisine while playing nostalgic lawn games in the Formal Gardens, bidding on fabulous items in a silent auction, and participating in a reverse raffle and dine-around gift card pull.

At exactly 5:34 pm, patrons gathered around screens to watch and cheer on the most exciting two minutes in sports, The Kentucky Derby. Following the 144th Run for the Roses, a live auction continued the spirit of competition.

Then the popular Georgia Bridgewater Orchestra got guests on their feet and moving on the dance floor.

“It’s a pleasure to host this fabulous event each year, and as we celebrated our 10th anniversary, it was more successful than ever,” Gay Donnell, president and CEO of The Conservancy, says in a release. “Day at the Races truly showcases the beauty and sophistication of Oak Lawn Park and Arlington Hall, and we love seeing guests get creative with their Derby-inspired ensembles and come together in this gorgeous setting.”

Some ladies and gents took home an extra prize from the event — an award for Best Dressed and Best Hat. Winners were Patrick Esquirre (Best Dressed Man), Kadi Eycamp (Best Dressed Woman), Teffy Jacobs (Best Hat), and Shannon and Jeff Showah (Best Dressed Couple).

Who: Carmaleta Whitely, Neddie Lynn, Donna Weitzman, Marshall Mills, Becky Mills, Michael Willis, Maggie Kipp, Amanda Ward, Adam Wilson, Quenita Fagan, Jim Genova, Dee Genova, Hadley Galt, Kristina Wrenn, Angela Nash, Lynn Mahurin, Adam Roth, Sondra Lynn, Petrushka Dickson, William Ortiz, Elisa Hernandez, Jeff Jacoby, Mark Greer, Trend Ware, Margaret Chambers, Tom Chambers, Susan Spain, Sarah Schiller, John Schiller, and Emily Bouyer.

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