Party All The Time
Dallas Junior League rocks House of Blues with amazing auction party
With feathers, hats, and beads galore, Dallas' young professionals showed up to the House of Blues on November 4, ready to rock for Junior League of Dallas' Leagueapalooza auction party.
VIP guests arrived early and were treated to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and permanent jewelry provided by Nikki Smith Designs.
Then the Special Edition Band got things grooving while guests enjoyed the interactive photo booth and took to the dance floor.
Spotted in the crowd were JLD president Christina Eubanks, JLD development VP Heather McNamara, JLD sustainer advisor Brooke Bailey, and JLD administrative VP Jennifer Welden, JLD training VP Susanna Carrillo, JLD communications VP Nicole Binkley, JLD financial VP Kacy Stark, JLD DEI & belonging VP Renita Smith, special events chair Claudia Neba, JLD Milestones Luncheon chair Sally Hodge, Elizabeth Dacus, Pam Brooks, Carrie and Ted Hill, Mackenzie Bulloch, Amber Gibson, Jessica Leak, Abe and Mary Catherine Benavides, Josie Ripley, Jacob Story, Kevin and Kathleen Franke, Sara Fredericks, JLD recognition chair Emily Wilcox, Stephanie Ramirez, Megan Herling, Amy Himelfarb, Wynne Cunningham, Becky Gomez, Bianca Hernandez, JLD nominating chair Emily Hoad, Austin Jones, Megan Prast, Melissa and Darren Wickham, JLD education chair Kristen Holland Shear, Courtney Johnson, and Elizabeth Anderson.
Junior League of Dallas members and guests were mainly there to bid on an online auction throughout the evening, and the prizes didn't disappoint.
Popular silent auction items included an autographed baseball by Texas Rangers pitcher Nathan Eovalde (fresh off a World Series win!), an acrylic framed print by artist Kristi Kennimer, a tandem skydive by Skydive Spaceland Dallas, a Jan Showers Emerald Optik Lamp, a JSX flight voucher, handbags from etoile and Coach, and Kendra Scott jewelry.
Guests could also get an air-brushed temporary tattoo, partake in psychic readings, and sample from a delicious buffet, as well as eying the table of glittering diamond auction items courtesy of Cook Diamonds.
The auction, chaired this year by Vanessa Fuquay, benefits the Junior League of Dallas Community Service Fund, which provides funding and support for JLD’s community grants and programs in alignment with the League’s mission.
Founded in 1922, JLD is one of the largest Junior Leagues in the world, as well as the largest and oldest training organization for women in Dallas. Active members range in age from 22 to 49, with approximately 85 percent percent of women employed outside of the home.
The JLD provides leadership opportunities to nearly 4,000 women each year through more than 17,000 cumulative hours of experiential and formal training.
Uniquely member-run, JLD provides approximately 100,000 hours in volunteer service and more than $1 million in funding to area nonprofits each year.