Posts by Jeanne Prejean
More than 2,000 fans filled the Cotton Bowl Saturday to watch the Fifth Annual Blondes vs. Brunettes powder-puff showdown. Initially BvB mother hen Erin Finegold and her teams hoped to raise $275,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Then they set their sights on $325,000. That number would make the Dallas program the nation’s first flag football fundraiser to raise $1M in five years to combat Alzheimer’s.
The final tally was $345,000 and celebrated by a hearty post-game party.
They’ve come a long way since their first effort in 2008, when they had an attendance of 450 and raised $65,000.
BTW, final game score: Blondes 39 and Brunettes 20.
If you have any shopping to do along Greenville Avenue, you might want to do it today before the barricades and port-a-cans start getting installed for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Saturday may be a bit of a challenge.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League presented 51 débutantes this past Saturday including former HP-er Julie Skorburg at the fundraising ball for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson. Each executed the “Texas dip” flawlessly.
Before dismissing the bow, try doing it with your head seamlessly coming within inches of the ground. Now imagine trying to do it with a bouquet in one hand, high heels and in front of 1,000 guests. Even the best contortionist would find it a challenge.
Honoree Bob Wilson was unable to attend KERA’s 50th anniversary gala last night at the Wyly due to illness. However, his family was there including actors/sons Owen and Luke. Two totally different women offered a “$1M to have my photos taken with Owen.”
Both Wilson boys were charming and did a great job subbing in for their dad.
Wishing Bob a speedy recovery.
Lynne and Dick Cheney were back in their Highland Park hood Monday evening for a book signing of his book, “In My Time,” hosted by Allie Beth and Pierce Allman.
The event took place at a $9+ million mansion on Gillon just a couple of blocks away from the Cheneys’ former home on Euclid.
As the books were being bought by the bushel, the crowd kept growing and growing. So much so that organizers decided to move guests to the backyard for the former VP to talk with guests.
While in town he also joined his former boss, President George W. Bush, for a dinner honoring the Wounded Warrior Open.
According to a Highland Park Village merchant, folks are again being evacuated from Highland Park Village due to a gas leak. Everything is calm and orderly.
Once again changes are afoot in the area’s business community. First Caroline Rose Hunt sold the Mansion on Turtle Creek to the family of Hong Kong billionaire Cheng Yu-tung. Then Cooter’s Village Camera closed in Highland Park Village. Now, word comes that 63-year-old Kellum Audio Video & Appliance is being acquired by Starpower.
According to the release that follows the jump, “no layoffs are expected.”
Just got off the phone and the staff confirmed that one of Highland Park Village’s oldest tenants, Cooter’s Village Camera, will be closing its doors Saturday.
Despite the scalding temperatures, the “ladies” impressed one and all with one photographer saying, “Gee, this is pretty intense.”
Final score: Brunettes — 29 Blondes — 25.
Details to follow in the days ahead. Both teams and coaches are headed to Bryan Street Tavern to celebrate.
BTW, at last count they raised $250,000 for the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.