Friday, December 19, 2014

Chick Lit 2015 Author Announcement Party

Community Partners of Dallas announced author Stacey Ballis as the featured author for the 2015 Chick Lit Luncheon.  The announcement was made at a cocktail reception hosted by Roberta Roller Rabbit on Thursday, November 13 from 6 until 8 p.m.
Melissa Martin, Stephanie Hollman, Shivangi Pokharel
Elizabeth Gambrell, Cindy Stager, Nancy Gopez
Luncheon chairman Wendy Messmann was joined by over 50 host committee members and sponsors at the new Highland Park Village boutique to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, while perusing the shop’s stylish and eclectic collection of clothing, accessories and home furnishings.  Ten percent of the evening’s proceeds benefited Community Partners of Dallas.
Lindsay Ballotta, Joanna Clarke, vice president of development, Community Partners of Dallas
Stephanie Seay, Carol Seay, Chick Lit Luncheon 2015 honorary chair, Tamara O’Connor
  Paige McDaniel, president and CEO of Community Partners of Dallas, welcomed partygoers and thanked all in attendance for their support of the 2015 Chick Lit Luncheon, which is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2015 at Brook Hollow Golf Club.
She then announced luncheon chairman Wendy Messmann, honorary chairman Carol Seay, and the 2014 Partners for Children award recipient, the ORIX Foundation.  This award is presented to celebrate the foundation’s commitment to the philanthropic needs of our community and their years of service meeting the needs of abused and neglected children.
Dr. Bob and Lara Tafal, presenting sponsor
Wendy Messmann, Chick Lit Luncheon 2015 chair, Paige McDaniel, president and CEO, Community Partners of Dallas
Ms. Messman joined Ms. McDaniel as they revealed author Stacy Baliss as the keynote speaker for the luncheon.  Ballis is the author of several novels, including Off the Menu, Out to Lunch, and Recipe for Disaster. She is at work co-authoring a new cookbook called Cooking for You: Wellness in the Kitchen with Dr. Francis Ardito, which will be released in 2015.
Katie Robbins, Amy Martinez
Sharon Jett, Andrea Cheek, Lisa Bhattacharya

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