Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shoe Theme Kicks off 1st Festa della Donna

The Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center (DPRC) celebrated its first annual Festa della Donna Women’s Brunch hosted by DPRC Life Alliance, at Royal Oaks Country Club on May 3. Funds raised through this event will support the work of the Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center to women in unplanned pregnancies where over 5,800 one-on-one client visits were facilitated last year.

Place card favors

Committee members who planned the event included: Diane Jones, event chair, Lori Battaglia, Mary Cardenas, Celia Coon, Katy Davies, Brooke Davis, Katie Dulin, Rebecca Ellis, Mary Jayne Fogerty, Mimi Gilliland, Cathy King Lawson, Eileen McAleenan, Mary Pate, Kyle Renard, Janet Salazar, Ashley Sambrano, Ellen Sambrano, Cathy Sisk, Terri Speicher, Suzanna Voss, Cindy Weber and Lynn Yanez.

2011 Festa della Donna Event Committee

The theme of the event was Flats to Platforms…Walking in the Path of Inspirational Women. The Decorations Committee, chaired by Rebecca Ellis, created beautiful floral centerpieces using colorful platform stilettos atop tiered pillows tied with orange ribbon. Each of the 175 attendees received a theme-inspired gift to take home, as well as goodie bags donated by various retailers and spas. Three large Gift Baskets were given out as door prizes with a retail value of more than $600 each. Ellie Lofaro of Heart, Mind & Soul Ministries, was the featured guest speaker and left brunch attendees feeling appreciated and inspired.
Shoe Centerpiece

Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center is a life affirming, evangelical ministry that serves the greater Dallas community through its three clinics in east, west and central Dallas. DPRC extends compassionate help, hope and life to women in unplanned pregnancies and offers healing to those who have experienced pregnancy terminations. Since 1983, the ministry has facilitated more than 73,371 client visits, including women and their families. All services are provided confidentially and free of charge. For more information on the ministry or volunteer opportunities visit the website at http://www.friendsofdprc.com/ or contact Cathy King Lawson at cking@dallasprc.com.

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