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Scarlet shindig draws Dallas YPs for red-hot night of fundraising and fun

Scarlet shindig draws Dallas YPs for night of fundraising and fun

Kat Allen, Rhonda Jenkins, Rachel Sipperley
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Connie Ackermann, Kristin Horan
Connie Ackermann, Kristin Horan Photo by WJNPHOTO
Alisa Oppliger, Saadia Sheikh
Alisa Oppliger, Saadia Sheikh Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kayla Gibbs, Kameron Douglas
Kayla Gibbs, Kameron Douglas Photo by WJNPHOTO
Zach Sherwood, Austin Eudaly
 Zach Sherwood, Austin Eudaly Photo by WJNPHOTO
Darian Thomas
Darian Thomas Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jennifer Kirksey, Patrick R. Van Ooteghem
Jennifer Kirksey, Patrick R. Van Ooteghem Photo by WJNPHOTO
Ashley Bates, Annie Pennington, John Matye, Brittnee Wooldridge
Ashley Bates, Annie Pennington, John Matye, Brittnee Wooldridge Photo by WJNPHOTO
Katarina Vidovic, Kat Aliaba
Katarina Vidovic, Kat Aliaba Photo by WJNPHOTO
Aaron Martinez, Ashley Mahon
Aaron Martinez, Ashley Mahon Photo by WJNPHOTO
Niki Landry, Chelsea Dora, Emily Hopkins
Niki Landry, Chelsea Dora, Emily Hopkins Photo by WJNPHOTO
Ashley Vasicek, Davide McAdams
Ashley Vasicek, David McAdams Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jordan Votzong, Stevie Farrell
Jordan Votzong, Stevie Farrell Photo by WJNPHOTO
Anne Lawson, Danielle Broome, Grace Anne Bills
Anne Lawson, Danielle Broome, Grace Anne Bills Photo by WJNPHOTO
Adelaide Freeman, Jimmy Freeman
Adelaide Freeman, Jimmy Freeman Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kat Allen, Rhonda Jenkins, Rachel Sipperley
Connie Ackermann, Kristin Horan
Alisa Oppliger, Saadia Sheikh
Kayla Gibbs, Kameron Douglas
Zach Sherwood, Austin Eudaly
Darian Thomas
Jennifer Kirksey, Patrick R. Van Ooteghem
Ashley Bates, Annie Pennington, John Matye, Brittnee Wooldridge
Katarina Vidovic, Kat Aliaba
Aaron Martinez, Ashley Mahon
Niki Landry, Chelsea Dora, Emily Hopkins
Ashley Vasicek, Davide McAdams
Jordan Votzong, Stevie Farrell
Anne Lawson, Danielle Broome, Grace Anne Bills
Adelaide Freeman, Jimmy Freeman

Ahead of all the upcoming red-and-green holiday parties, Dallasites got to don their crimson best for the fourth annual Rhapsody in Red gala benefiting Bryan's House.

The scarlet shindig attracted philanthropic-minded young professionals to Belo Mansion for a night of dancing, dining, and doing good, as they raised funds for the nonprofit that serves children with medical or developmental needs and their families by providing specialized childcare, respite care, and social services.

Ladies turned up in red-hot gowns while most of the gentleman opted for ruby ties and pocket squares, except for a few brave souls who finally had an excuse to rock that maroon suit. Rhapsody in Red co-founder Austin Eudaly was one such sartorial standout in his Christmas plaid jacket, with co-founder Zach Sherwood in a matching bowtie.

The Bachelor's Sean Lowe was back to emcee the event, which he has supported with his wife, Catherine Lowe, since its beginning. He introduced Rhapsody in Red executive director Darian Thomas, who in turn brought Bryan's House CEO Abigail Erickson to the stage to speak about the nonprofit's message.

Marisol Cross, whose son found educational and emotional support through Bryan's House, delivered an emotional speech outlining the important work the group does for children with developmental delays.

Following a seated dinner, guests — including Jennifer and Kevin KirkseyPatrick R. Van Ooteghem, Nate FischerAshley Bates, Annie Pennington, John Matye, Brittnee Wooldridge, Ashley Mahon, Katarina Vidovic, Kat Aliaba, Ashley Vasicek, David McAdams, Niki Landry, Chelsea DoraErica and Chris Duncan, Adelaide and Jimmy Freeman, Alisa Oppliger, Saadia Sheikh, Kayla Gibbs, and Kameron Douglas — hit the dance floor as The Jordan Kahn Orchestra played old favorites and top hits.

Up for grabs that night were several silent auction items put together by auction chair Tara Stevenson, including beauty packages, SMU football tickets, and shopping sprees. The night's big prize was the raffle for a four-person getaway to Crested Butte, Colorado.

Rhapsody in Red aims to strengthen local nonprofits that address poverty, and solve complex issues at the root level by providing funding, strategic guidance, and volunteers. All funds raised this year help Bryan's House impact more than 2,200 lives on an annual basis.