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Wilkinson Center crew shops Kendra Scott for Dallas gala kickoff

Wilkinson Center crew shops Kendra Scott for Dallas gala kickoff

Celeste Lockin, Adrienne O’Connor, Vodi Cook, Lauren Mason
Celeste Lockin, Adrienne O'Connor, Vodi Cook, Lauren Mason Photo courtesy of Wilkinson Center
Tiffany Divis, Kathy Coons
Tiffany Divis, Kathy Coons Photo courtesy of Wilkinson Center
Emily Greenhaw, Kristen Johnson, Chela Moros, Adrienne O’Connor
Emily Greenhaw, Kristen Johnson, Chela Moros, Adrienne O'Connor Photo courtesy of Wilkinson Center
Anne Reeder, Sandra Pomeroy, Vickie Thompson
Anne Reeder, Sandra Pomeroy, Vickie Thompson Photo courtesy of Wilkinson Center
Chela Moros, Milagros Moros, Judith Fernandez
Chela Moros, Milagros Moros, Judith Fernandez Photo courtesy of Wilkinson Center
Celeste Lockin, Adrienne O’Connor, Vodi Cook, Lauren Mason
Tiffany Divis, Kathy Coons
Emily Greenhaw, Kristen Johnson, Chela Moros, Adrienne O’Connor
Anne Reeder, Sandra Pomeroy, Vickie Thompson
Chela Moros, Milagros Moros, Judith Fernandez

Now that October is here, the Friends and Young Friends of Wilkinson Center have their "Shaken, Not Stirred" gala on the brain. The group hosted a gorgeous kickoff party at Kendra Scott, where they shared exciting news: This year's honorary chairs are Mayor Mike Rawlings and his wife, Micki. How's that for top-of-the-line support?

In addition to shopping for baubles by Kendra Scott — the store offered a 10 percent discount and donated 10 percent of sales from the evening to the organization — supporters sipped Deep Eddy Ruby Red Cocktails and champagne and noshed on light bites. Union Bear, Kendra Scott's West Village neighbor, offered two additional specialty drinks, and 15 percent of the proceeds went to the Wilkinson Center. 

Among those spotted on this charitable scene: Emily Greenhaw, Kristen Johnson, Chela Moros, Adrienne O’Connor, Anne Reeder, Sandra Pomeroy, Vickie ThompsonMilagros Moros, Judith Fernandez, Tiffany Divis, Kathy Coons, Celeste Lockin and Lauren Mason

The James Bond-themed “Shaken, not Stirred” gala takes place Friday, October 25, at The Adolphus. The evening raises money to support Wilkinson Center in its mission to provide a food pantry and educational services to address the underlying causes of poverty. Tickets to the annual fundraiser can be purchased online.