YP Holiday Party

Echelon young professionals mix business with pleasure at Red Hot Christmas

Echelon young professionals mix business with pleasure at Red Hot Xmas

Ashley Shelton, Madison Broyles, Meredith Counce, Chelsey Lovell, Holly Hilburn, Chelsey Gilbreth, echelon, red hot christmas
Ashley Shelton, Madison Broyles, Meredith Counce, Chelsey Lovell, Holly Hilburn, Chelsey Gilberth Photo by April Butler
Stew Fuller, Kristen Sebastian, echelon, red hot christmas
Stew Fuller, Kristen Sebastian  Photo by April Butler
special edition, red hot christmas, echelon
Special Edition performed at Echelon's third annual Red Hot Christmas. Photo by April Butler
Robert Wallace, Sarah Johnson, Caroline Drinkwater, echelon, red hot christmas
Robert Wallace, Sarah Johnson, Caroline Drinkwater Photo by April Butler
Patrick Benoist, Meredith Counce, Chart Westcott, Alex Baker, Josh Cortez, red hot christmas, echelon
Patrick Benoist, Meredith Counce, Chart Westcott, Alex Baker, Josh Cortez  Photo by April Butler
Josh Cortez, Michelle Matthews, Alex Baker, Ward Matthews, red hot christmas, echelon
Josh Cortez, Michelle Matthews, Alex Baker, Ward Matthews Photo by April Butler
Edward Bogel, Daniel Branch, Heather Young, Candi Crawford, David Davidson, Lindsey Nixon, red hot christmas, echelon
Edward Bogel, Daniel Branch, Heather Young, Candi Crawford, David Davidson, Lindsey Nixon Photo by April Butler
carlton cornelius, echelon, red hot christmas
Carlton Cornelius  Photo by April Butler
echelon, red hot christmas
Echelon held a special toy drive for the Salvation Army Forgotten Angels program. Photo by April Butler
Ashley Shelton, Madison Broyles, Meredith Counce, Chelsey Lovell, Holly Hilburn, Chelsey Gilbreth, echelon, red hot christmas
Stew Fuller, Kristen Sebastian, echelon, red hot christmas
special edition, red hot christmas, echelon
Robert Wallace, Sarah Johnson, Caroline Drinkwater, echelon, red hot christmas
Patrick Benoist, Meredith Counce, Chart Westcott, Alex Baker, Josh Cortez, red hot christmas, echelon
Josh Cortez, Michelle Matthews, Alex Baker, Ward Matthews, red hot christmas, echelon
Edward Bogel, Daniel Branch, Heather Young, Candi Crawford, David Davidson, Lindsey Nixon, red hot christmas, echelon
carlton cornelius, echelon, red hot christmas
echelon, red hot christmas

On the eve of winter weather that knocked Dallas on its bum, the young professionals of Echelon were out and about, getting cozy at Sambuca for the third annual Red Hot Christmas party, where there was plenty of good cheer to go around.

Guests — including Ashley Shelton, Madison Broyles, Meredith Counce, Chelsey Lovell, Holly HilburnJosh Cortez, Chart Westcott, Helen Brock and Colin Huffines donned red ties and red dresses, danced to Special Edition and wished each other happy holidays. But perhaps more important, they collected toys for the organization they support: Salvation Army.

"We specifically collected toys for tweens and teens as part of the Salvation Army's Forgotten Angels program," said party co-host Alex Baker. "While it's fun to buy gifts for a baby or toddler, a lot of people forget that this program benefits 11- to 14-year-olds too. It's cool to know we're specifically supporting a group that tends to go forgotten." 

At the end of the evening, Echelon members had a carload of toys to show for their efforts — something that everyone in attendance could raise a glass to celebrate.