Oh What a Night

Friends of the Park Spring Fling brings the romance to Klyde Warren Park

Spring Fling brings the romance to Klyde Warren Park

Charles Manning, Sydni Brass at Spring Fling
Charles Manning, Sydni Brass Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Missy Wyszynski, Chris Wyszynsko at Spring Fling
Missy Wyszynski, Chris Wyszynski Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Katlin Maw, Christina Dandar at Spring Fling
Katlin Maw, Christina Dandar Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Spring Fling artist
For additional entertainment, a hip young artist sketched away on an oversized canvas.  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Brad Cox, Karen Cox at Spring Fling
Brad Cox, Karen Cox Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Friends of the Park Spring Fling
A fashion show featured looks from Tootsies at the Friends of the Park Spring Fling.  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Zac Porter, Emily Ray-Porter, Beverly Pitchford, Joseph Pitchford at Spring Fling
Zac Porter, Emily Ray-Porter, Beverly Pitchford, Joseph Pitchford Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Glenn Singleton, Justin O'Malley at Spring Fling
Glenn Singleton, Justin O'Malley  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Ketih Borowicz, Jim Mathias at Spring Fling
Keith Borowicz, Jim Mathias  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Evin Shirley, Marco Smith, Jasmin Brand at Spring Fling
Evin Shirley, Marco Smith, Jasmin Brand Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Ray Johnston at Spring Fling
The Ray Johnston Band jammed at Klyde Warren Park.  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Ray Johnston at Spring Fling
Country heartthrob Ray Johnston and his band performed at the Friends of the Park Spring Fling.  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Courtney Edwards, Jose Reyes, Reanae Seth at Spring Fling
Courtney Edwards, Jose Reyes, Reanae Seth Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Kristin Erwin, Bryan Hough at Spring Fling
Kristin Erwin, Bryan Hough  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
J. Damany Daniel, Jason Esquire at Spring Fling
J. Damany Daniel, Jason Esquire  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Kaitlin Prieur, Elliot Prieur at Spring Fling
Kaitlin Prieur, Elliot Prieur Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Monica Berry, Abril Aberasturi at Spring Fling
Monica Berry, Abril Aberasturi Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Carolyn Chinn, Christine Powers, Jennifer Sullivan at Spring Fling
Carolyn Chinn, Christine Powers, Jennifer Sullivan Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Erin Bradshaw, Lindsey Mathias, Alexis Pearl, Christy Barker at Spring Fling
Erin Bradshaw, Lindsey Mathias, Alexis Pearl, Christy Barker Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Lisa Cope, Bryan Ballowe at Spring Fling
Lisa Cope, Bryan Ballowe Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Paul Undershot, Mckay Heim at Spring Fling
Paul Hendershot, McKay Heim Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Jessica Hill, Henry Barber at Spring Fling
Jessica Hill, Henry Barber Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Ashley Allen, Judith Garcia at Spring Fling
Ashley Allen, Judith Garcia Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Tricia Buchheit, Katie Crnkovich at Spring Fling
Tricia Buchheit, Katie Crnkovich Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Curtis Gribble, Jennifer Strauss at Spring Fling
Curtis Gribble, Jenifer Strauss Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Charles Manning, Sydni Brass at Spring Fling
Missy Wyszynski, Chris Wyszynsko at Spring Fling
Katlin Maw, Christina Dandar at Spring Fling
Spring Fling artist
Brad Cox, Karen Cox at Spring Fling
Friends of the Park Spring Fling
Zac Porter, Emily Ray-Porter, Beverly Pitchford, Joseph Pitchford at Spring Fling
Glenn Singleton, Justin O'Malley at Spring Fling
Ketih Borowicz, Jim Mathias at Spring Fling
Evin Shirley, Marco Smith, Jasmin Brand at Spring Fling
Ray Johnston at Spring Fling
Ray Johnston at Spring Fling
Courtney Edwards, Jose Reyes, Reanae Seth at Spring Fling
Kristin Erwin, Bryan Hough at Spring Fling
J. Damany Daniel, Jason Esquire at Spring Fling
Kaitlin Prieur, Elliot Prieur at Spring Fling
Monica Berry, Abril Aberasturi at Spring Fling
Carolyn Chinn, Christine Powers, Jennifer Sullivan at Spring Fling
Erin Bradshaw, Lindsey Mathias, Alexis Pearl, Christy Barker at Spring Fling
Lisa Cope, Bryan Ballowe at Spring Fling
Paul Undershot, Mckay Heim at Spring Fling
Jessica Hill, Henry Barber at Spring Fling
Ashley Allen, Judith Garcia at Spring Fling
Tricia Buchheit, Katie Crnkovich at Spring Fling
Curtis Gribble, Jennifer Strauss at Spring Fling

Unlike most short-term relationships, Spring Fling 2013, the Klyde Warren Park fundraiser sponsored by CultureMap Dallas, was unforgettable. We woke up the next morning with absolutely no regrets.

For starters, we couldn’t have dreamed of a more beautiful night. A crisp 65 degrees set the perfect stage for 200 Klyde Warren Park supporters, who imbibed in a VIP area as they awaited a rocking music performance by the Ray Johnston Band.

While dressed-to-impress young professionals noshed on sliders, short ribs and crab cakes — courtesy of John Coleman, chef for the upcoming Savor restaurant — models sported eco-friendly looks from Tootsies for a casual runway show. For additional entertainment, guests also watched a hip young artist sketch away on an oversized canvas.

Frontman Ray Johnston rocked the stage of the sleek new pavilion, and everyone in the park — from regulars stretched out on blankets to VIP’s perched on cozy faux-grass love seats — got to enjoy the show. In between sets, spring flingers struck a pose for the SmileBooth camera and got their sugar fix at the Fluffpop stand.

Among the supporters mixing it up on the green: Courtney Edwards, Reanae Seth, Jennifer Murr, Heather Daniel, J. Damany Daniel, Jason Esquire, Glenn Singleton, Carolyn Chinn, Sean Charles, Brian Danley, Jim Mathias, Curtis Gribble, Jenifer Strauss, Charles Manning and Sydni Brass.

We’re certain this Spring Fling is only the beginning of a beautiful summer romance with the park.