Monday, July 1, 2013

7th Annual Mission Ole Kickoff Party

Mission Olé co-chairs Angela Choquette, Cary Deuber and Maggie Kipp, with honorary celebrity chair and former Dallas Cowboy player and 3-time Super Bowl Champion Chad Hennings, welcomed over 100 host committee members and sponsors to the kick-off for the seventh annual fundraiser benefiting Trinity River Mission.
Mission Olé co-chair Cary Deuber, Mark Deuber

Hosted by Antèks Home Furnishings in the Dallas Design District, partygoers shopped the amazing selection of sophisticated rustic furniture, art and accessories, with 25% of their purchases for the evening and week following supporting Trinity River Mission. Chef Shaun Collins of Main & Sides—a gourmet meal delivery service, impressed guests with a meticulous presentation of hors d’ oeuvres including Blue Point oysters on the half shell with jalapeño , cilantro gelee mignonette gazpacho shooters, grilled flank steak on a potato raft with salpicon and grilled shrimp cocktail with heirloom tomato foam and guacamole cream.  Domaine Wine Company owners Lance Storer and James Gunn Moll beautifully paired Fantinel pinot grigio and Naveran Cava from their Oak Lawn Avenue shop with Chef Shaun’s delights. 
Jason Lenox Antèks proprietor and interior designer, Chad Hennings, Mission Olé honorary celebrity, Dolores Sosa-Green, Excecutive Director, Trinity River Mission
Midway through the evening, the co-chairs took a moment to thank Antèks proprietor and interior designer Jason Lenox for hosting the evening before sharing updates about the upcoming Mission Olé scheduled for September 6 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. at the home of Anne and Steve Stodghill.  This year’s intimate evening will take patrons to the “Mountains of Santa Fe” with décor by design team Annika Cail, Shay Geyer, Julian Leaver and Jordan McCarter, signature cocktails, delicious dinner buffet, live music, fabulous live and silent auctions curated by Jennifer Chreitzberg and Bryanna Roop, as well as the return of Master of Ceremonies Steve Kemble, America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru. 
Angela Choquette, Mission Olé co-chair, Emily Eisenhauer
Trinity River Mission executive director Dolores Sosa-Green added her thanks and shared the importance of the funds raised by Mission Olé to the 400 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th that the agency serves.  A surprise announcement was then made by Karen Lukin of Whole Foods that June 26 would be Mission Olé /Trinity River Mission Day at the Whole Foods located at Preston Road and Forest in Dallas with five percent of sales, including alcohol, going to the charity.  
Annika Cail, Jennifer Lelash, Shay Geyer
Guests in attendance at the Mission Olé Kick-Off were:  Mission Olé honorary celebrity chair Chad Hennings, former Dallas cowboy player and 3-time Super Bowl champion; Mission Olé co-chairs Angela Choquette, Cary Deuber and Maggie Kipp;  TRM executive director Dolores Sosa-Green; Mission Olé hostess Anne Stodghill; Antèks proprietor and designer Jason Lenox; Mark Deuber; Dan Strodel, Trinity River Mission Board Chair; Julian Leaver;  Dawn Spalding; Gail Fischer; Mark Plunkett; Nancy Gopez; Matt Schooler; Janet and Rick Fresquez; Lynn McBee; Katy Bock; Annika Cail; Tiffany Dale Hunter; Shona Gilbert; Jim White; Steve Kemble, America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru; Kim Lewis-Gleason; Tera Najork; Brian and Shay Geyer; Emily Eisenhauer; and Doris Jacobs.
Nancy Gopez, Lynn McBee
For more information about Mission Olé, contact Cari Kristoff, 214.744.6774 or ckristoff@trinityrivermission.org or visit www.trinityrivermission.org.

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