Viva Big D
Dallas Junior League deals a winning hand at Vegas-style auction party
What: Junior League of Dallas Viva Big D Auction Party
Where: 7 for Parties
The 411: More than 400 guests rolled the dice and came up winners with a fun-filled event that brought a little bit of Las Vegas to Dallas. Junior League president Jennifer Tobin, auction party chair Heather McNamara, and their team transformed the venue into an exciting Sin City casino.
The evening began with a VIP reception, where special guests sipped and noshed in a lounge area set up with a private bar, bites, and gaming tables. A separate Sustainer Lounge allowed JLD Sustainers to mingle and relax, as well.
Attendees made their way into the main room, where they visited a full bar and fueled up at multiple food stations — including a grits station, avocado bar, and slider station — provided by Wendy Krispin Catering.
Those who kept their eyes on future prizes bid on fabulous silent auction items like a chef’s tasting dinner for four at Shinsei; a father-son weekend adventure in the Hill Country; and a Dallas staycation package including a stay at the Ritz-Carlton.
But the main event, of course, kept party-goers cheering around the gaming tables in the casino. Whether they won big or not, patrons danced the night away to the sounds of the Taylor Pace Orchestra.
The sold-out event raised more than $120,000. Proceeds will go to Junior League's Community Service Fund, which supports the organization's many civic projects.
Who:Katie German, Brooke Burnett, Priya Buxani, Amy Jenkins Martinez, Stephanie Ramirez, Michael Bailey, Brooke Bailey, Jennifer Wells, Jeff Wells, Lashell Nelson, Constance Cherones, Brad Sheridan, Kristy Sheridan, Kevan Chughati, Melanie O’Neil, Melissa Luong, Joseph Kim, Renita Garrett, Melina Mayfield, Kristel Richards, Clint Jech, Kimberly Dean, Ginger Sager, Cole Dulaney, Suzanne Dulaney, Lisa Bhattacharya, Angela Nash, JB Hayes, Greg Nieberding, Heather Bonfield, Elizabeth Dacus, and Lance Hickman.