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Charitable foodies get their fill at East Dallas Boys & Girls Club fundraiser

Charitable foodies get their fill at Boys & Girls Club fundraiser

Anita Taleghani, Christina Piasta, Justine Sterling and Mary Crain, foodiepalooza
Anita Taleghani, Christina Piasta, Justine Sterling, Mary Crain Photo by Claudia Coker
Adam Epps and Kyla Porter, Foodiepalooza
Adam Epps, Kyla Porter Photo by Claudia Coker
John Tesar and Erin Cihak, foodiepalooza
John Tesar, Erin Cihak Photo by Claudia Coker
Blaine Duhe, John Zimmerman and Kathryn Kemp, Foodiepalooza
Blaine Duhe, John Zimmerman, Kathryn Kemp Photo by Claudia Coker
Chris Trowbridge,  Charles English and Emcee Scott Murray, foodiepalooza
Chris Trowbridge, Charles English, Scott Murray Photo by Claudia Coker
Allison Parks and Robb Parks, foodiepalooza
Allison Parks, Robb Parks Photo by Claudia Coker
Kerry McConnell, Sharon Pfaff and Jaqueline McAllister, foodiepalooza
Kerry McConnell, Sharon Pfaff, Jacqueline McAllister Photo by Claudia Coker
Andrea Bart and Rachel Rahn, foodiepalooza
Andrea Bart, Rachel Rahn Photo by Claudia Coker
Jessica and Austin Hipschen, foodiepalooza
Jessica Hipschen, Austin Hipschen Photo by Claudia Coker
Haylee Gibson and Michael Rimlawi, foodiepalooza
Haylee Gibson, Michael Rimlawi Photo by Claudia Coker
Fonya Mondell, Jennifer Hudson, Erin Cihak, Brenda Barvais and Robert Barvais, foodiepalooza
Fonya Mondell, Jennifer Hudson, Erin Cihak, Brenda Barvais, Robert Barvais Photo by Claudia Coker
Anita Taleghani, Christina Piasta, Justine Sterling and Mary Crain, foodiepalooza
Adam Epps and Kyla Porter, Foodiepalooza
John Tesar and Erin Cihak, foodiepalooza
Blaine Duhe, John Zimmerman and Kathryn Kemp, Foodiepalooza
Chris Trowbridge,  Charles English and Emcee Scott Murray, foodiepalooza
Allison Parks and Robb Parks, foodiepalooza
Kerry McConnell, Sharon Pfaff and Jaqueline McAllister, foodiepalooza
Andrea Bart and Rachel Rahn, foodiepalooza
Jessica and Austin Hipschen, foodiepalooza
Haylee Gibson and Michael Rimlawi, foodiepalooza
Fonya Mondell, Jennifer Hudson, Erin Cihak, Brenda Barvais and Robert Barvais, foodiepalooza

What: Fifth annual Foodiepalooza benefiting East Dallas Boys & Girls Club

Where: Times Ten Cellars

The 411: The East Dallas Boys & Girls Club Advisory Council recruited top Dallas chefs such as John Tesar of Spoon and Knife, pastry chef Katie Kennedy, and Grant Morgan of the Ranch at Las Colinas for this food-filled fête, which helps fund programs, events, collegiate scholarships and club renovations. Scott Murray served as emcee of the event, which included silent and live auctions with items ranging from dining events Tesar’s places to a VIP Las Vegas getaway. Guests noshed on Crisp Salad Company creations, cheese plates from Sprouts and heavy hors d’oeuvre from Marcona Kitchen, which fueled their dance moves once Texan Chris Austin Martinez starting playing.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas’ mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Who: Fonya Mondell, Jennifer Hudson, Erin Cihak, Adam Epps, Kyla Porter, Anita Taleghani, Christina Piasta, Justine Sterling and Mary Crain.