Ani Nosnik, Daylon Pereira, Sales Associates at The Residences
#1704 was also the scene of a wonderful party recently to promote the upcoming 12th annual Bingo Luncheon to benefit the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. The Bingo event is this Saturday at The Belo Mansion, and I think every high-powered Realtor in town is attending. Allie Beth dynamo herself Debbie Ingram is president of the DCAD League with Bingo Luncheon Chairman, Ashlee Brill Weidner, who has knocked herself out with an AMAZING silent auction, ten games of Bingo with prizes ranging from Gift Cards to Nordstrom’s, Tootsies, and Luxury Dallas Spas to $500 Central Market Gift cards, a $600 Exxon Mobil gift card to about 50 pieces of Kendra Scott jewelry. It all begins with a champagne reception and delicious lunch to boot. This event is produced by the DCAC League and is the 12th annual year! The luncheon is Saturday, and I’m pretty sure it’s sold out, but of course, just like working with an impossible seller, Debbie Ingram can work negotiation miracles to snag an extra ticket or two.
Debbie Ingram and Ashlee Brill Weidner, top
DCAC League member Diana Ingram Miller, lower
The Bingo Luncheon benefits the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC), whose mission is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and provide national leadership on child abuse issues. This is something you perhaps cannot imagine cloistered in a beautiful environment like the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, but child abuse does take place in our fair city. DCAC coordinates the investigation and prosecution of the most severe cases of child abuse in our community.
Last year, DCAC served more than 2,400 children (and their non offending family members) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime. DCAC provides a warm, child-friendly environment to help children who are referred by law enforcement or CPS.
But then, that is what I love about Dallas. That people like Lisa Garza are out there sharing their pain so that others can be spared. That people like Debbie Ingram, Diana Miller and Ashlee Weidner are working fingers to the bone to create a fun event while never losing sight of the whole point: raising money to raise awareness about a not-so-pretty topic, child abuse. Right here, maybe rvrn closer than we think. The subject is helping those who need a hand… or a life raft.