Marfa is 520 miles from Dallas, but for one night in late February, the artsy enclave was right nearby for generous supporters of Kidd's Kids, the wish-granting nonprofit that creates beautiful memories for families of children with life-altering and life-threatening conditions founded by the late radio DJ Kidd Kraddick.
Dressed in their boho-chic best, the Dallas social set ascended on The Empire Room in the Design District for Rock the Runway: An Evening in Marfa.
Attendees enjoyed bites from Vestals Catering, Velvet Taco, Ferris Wheelers, Fount Board and Table, and Rafa's Café Mexicano. There was plenty to wash it down with, including wine from Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard, Bubble Tap, Candy's Signature Cocktails, Community Beer, Deep Ellum Brewing, and Sangria Lolea, plus the signature cocktail named after the main sponsor: Toni&Guy Cosmic Ranch Water.
Guests — including Caroline Cradick, D'Andra Simmons, Daniel and Noel Fontes, Chelsea and Bryan Milner, Amy Vanderoef, Lyndsay Frahm Morse, and Elena Davies — cheered on a runway show with fashion from Galleria Dallas, featuring professional models from The Campbell Agency, friends of Kidd's Kids and, most importantly, Kidd's Kids and their families. They all strutted their stuff to the tunes by Radios DJ's own Mike Morse.
Afterward, volunteers got the crowd on their feet to play the Heads or Tails game for a $1,000 Galleria Dallas gift card and a featured live auction item: dinner with The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show at Al Biernat's North. This launched a bidding war that went on for over five solid minutes. The night ended with a dance party filled with cover songs by the Random Axis Band.
The debut of Kellie Rasberry's Wish Wall, created by Enchanted Fairies Storybook Photography, gave everyone a chance to contribute at all monetary levels, starting at just $25 for Mickey Mouse ears and up to $25,000 for the chance to join the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show and the families on the Southwest Airlines charter to Disney World.
All told, the event collected just over $100,000, which will help send qualified kids and their families on the 2020 Kidd's Kids trip to Walt Disney World.