Decades of Fun

Dallasites feel the groove for historical downtown fundraising fete

Dallasites feel the groove for historical downtown fundraising fete

 Jason May, Adriane Powel
Jason May, Adriane Powel Photo by Lisa Stewart
 Michael Horak, Mary Horak
Mary Horak, Michael Horak Photo by Lisa Stewart
Polly McKeithen, Dan McKeithen
Polly McKeithen, Dan McKeithen Photo by Lisa Stewart
Merry Wyatt, Brady Wyatt
Merry Wyatt, Brady Wyatt Photo by Lisa Stewart
 Candace Rubin, Sands Harris
Candace Rubin, Sands Harris Photo by Lisa Stewart
Melissa Prycer, Kelly Dybala, Sidley Austin, Don Baynham, Marilyn Weber, Ben Weber, Trey Pugh
Melissa Prycer, Kelly Dybala, Sidley Austin, Don Baynham, Marilyn Weber, Ben Weber, Trey Pugh   Photo by Lisa Stewart
 Sarah Fullhart, Caitlin Hebert
Sarah Fullhart, Caitlin Hebert Photo by Lisa Stewart
Eric Krueger, Shari Krueger
Eric Krueger, Shari Krueger Photo by Lisa Stewart
Eric Smaw, Tmesia Smaw
Eric Smaw, Tmesia Smaw Photo by Lisa Stewart
Kourtny Garrett, John Garrett
Kourtny Garrett, John Garrett Photo by Lisa Stewart
Anna Cherkashina, Jason Roberts
Anna Cherkashina, Jason Roberts Photo by Lisa Stewart
Alok Srivastava, Manisha Srivastava
Alok Srivastava, Manisha Srivastava Photo by Lisa Stewart
Carlos Cardova, Teddy Lewis
Carlos Cardova, Teddy Lewis in the photo booth. Photo by Lisa Stewart
Stephen Shanabrook, Ashley Bluhm
Stephen Shanabrook, Ashley Bluhm Photo by Lisa Stewart
Angela Fontana, Andy Szuwalsk
Angela Fontana, Andy Szuwalski Photo by Lisa Stewart
 Jason May, Adriane Powel
 Michael Horak, Mary Horak
Polly McKeithen, Dan McKeithen
Merry Wyatt, Brady Wyatt
 Candace Rubin, Sands Harris
Melissa Prycer, Kelly Dybala, Sidley Austin, Don Baynham, Marilyn Weber, Ben Weber, Trey Pugh
 Sarah Fullhart, Caitlin Hebert
Eric Krueger, Shari Krueger
Eric Smaw, Tmesia Smaw
Kourtny Garrett, John Garrett
Anna Cherkashina, Jason Roberts
Alok Srivastava, Manisha Srivastava
Carlos Cardova, Teddy Lewis
Stephen Shanabrook, Ashley Bluhm
Angela Fontana, Andy Szuwalsk

What: History with a Twist 2016

Where: Dallas Heritage Village 

The 411: Almost 400 guests took a trip back to the '60s in honor of Dallas Heritage Village's 50th anniversary. Guests arrived in everything from groovy cocktail dresses to tie-dyed shirts and rose-colored glasses. Honorary chair Ben Weber, who is the son of one of the original founders of Heritage Village, and his wife, Marilyn, arrived in matching Beatles-inspired Sgt. Pepper coats.  

Guests posed next to vintage cars from the era, including a pink Cadillac, and took pictures in a vintage trailer photo booth booked by event chair Don Baynham. The jazzy tunes of Matt Tolentino and Friends, as well as the Rhythm Room's dance instructors, set the mood as people dined on food provided by Blue Mesa and sipped cocktails concocted by Brian McCullough of Standard Pour. 

President and executive director Melissa Prycer happily reported that the event raised nearly $100,000 to support learning opportunities at Dallas Heritage Village, an immersive history museum featuring a wide variety of authentic 19th-century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings set on 20 acres.

Who: Allison and Harry Hunsicker, Adam Medrano, Jesse Moreno, Tracey and Trey Pugh, Kelly and Paul Dybala, Susan and Linc Eldredge, Suzann Farren, Angela Fontana, Andy Szuwalski, Kathleen and Bill Johnson, Kourtny and John Garrett, and Kay and Louis Moore.

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