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Junior Leaguers gather for a lavish cocktail party to honor sponsors of the upcoming ball

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Bunny Cotten, Kevin Cotten
Bunny Cotten, Kevin Cotten Photo by Daniel Driensky
Saad Chehabi, Rana Chehabi, Lara Tafel, Bob Tafel
Saad Chehabi, Rana Chehabi, Lara Tafel, Bob Tafel Photo by Daniel Driensky
Christie Carter, Caren Prothro, Cachet Petty Weinberg
Christie Carter, Caren Prothro, Cachet Petty Weinberg Photo by Daniel Driensky
Chazz Fritz, Ryan Fritz
Chazz Fritz, Ryan Fritz Photo by Daniel Driensky
Tracy Steiner, Elizabeth Dacus
Tracy Steiner, Elizabeth Dacus Photo by Daniel Driensky
Nikki Webb, Crayton Webb
Nikki Webb, Crayton Webb Photo by Daniel Driensky
Junior League of Dallas
Aimee Griffiths, Bunny Cotten and Cachet Petty Weinberg thanked JLD sponsors and donors for their contributions.  Photo by Daniel Driensky
Boyd Messman, Wendy Messman
Boyd Messman, Wendy Messman Photo by Daniel Driensky
Junior League of Dallas
Amy and Malone Mitchell hosted the Junior League of Dallas sponsor party in their exquisite Turtle Creek home.  Photo by Daniel Driensky
Caroline Kohl, Laura Johnson
Caroline Kohl, Laura Johnson Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bunny Cotten, Aimee Griffiths
Bunny Cotten, Aimee Griffiths Photo by Daniel Driensky
Doug Nash, Angela Nash
Doug Nash, Angela Nash Photo by Daniel Driensky
Robin Robinson
Robin Robinson Photo by Daniel Driensky
Joe LaManna, Louise LaManna
Joe LaManna, Louise LaManna Photo by Daniel Driensky
Lisa Bhattacharya, Lydia Novakov, Isabell Novakov
Lisa Bhattacharya, Lydia Novakov, Isabell Novakov Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bunny Cotten, Kevin Cotten
Saad Chehabi, Rana Chehabi, Lara Tafel, Bob Tafel
Christie Carter, Caren Prothro, Cachet Petty Weinberg
Chazz Fritz, Ryan Fritz
Tracy Steiner, Elizabeth Dacus
Nikki Webb, Crayton Webb
Junior League of Dallas
Boyd Messman, Wendy Messman
Junior League of Dallas
Caroline Kohl, Laura Johnson
Bunny Cotten, Aimee Griffiths
Doug Nash, Angela Nash
Robin Robinson
Joe LaManna, Louise LaManna
Lisa Bhattacharya, Lydia Novakov, Isabell Novakov

The ladies of the Junior League of Dallas hosted a sponsor cocktail soirée at the home of Amy and Malone Mitchell — the parents of Junior Leaguer Allie Jacobs to celebrate the upcoming ball. This year's event, February 23 at the Hilton Anatole, is inspired by the French phrase "joie de vivre" and honors the League and its devotees.

As attendees sipped on cocktails and noshed on bacon-wrapped figs, JLD president Aimee Griffiths, ball chair Bunny Cotten and JLD underwriting chair Cachet Petty Weinberg thanked all of the sponsors and donors for their generous contributions. Later they explored the Mitchell's extravagant home, marveling at the exquisite finishes, grand marble staircases, Gothic-style windows, oversized chandeliers, bowling alley, ball room and library.

Among the elegant revelers were Kevin Cotten, honorary chair Caren Prothro, Wendy and Boyd MessmanTracy SteinerElizabeth Dacus, Louise and Joe  LaMannaChristie CarterRobin Robinson, and Chazz and Ryan Fritz.

The 91-year-old Junior League of Dallas strives to improve the community through volunteer work and leadership. Its 5,000 members dedicate their time to service projects.

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