|Charlotte Legg, Micki Rawlings, Collins Tuohy, Mayor Mike Rawlings and Christi Nicolas|
The 8th annual Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale was recently held at downtown Dallas’ historic Union Station. Featured speaker was Collins Tuohy, whose life was chronicled in The Blind Side.
The luncheon featured a dozen of Dallas’ finest chefs serving up a signature soup as the first course of the meal. Chefs included Chef Chairman Brian C. Luscher of The Grape and Luscher’s Red Hots; Chef Brent Anderson, Wolfgang Puck Catering; Chefs Melody Bishop & Dennis Kelley, LARK on the Park; Chef Omar Flores, Casa Rubia; Chef Danyele McPherson, Remedy; Chef Misti Norris, Small Brewpub; Chef Suki Otsuki, Mudhen; Chef Janice Provost, Parigi; Chef Abraham Salum, Salum and Komali; Chef Sarah Snow, The Grape and Chef Brian Zenner, On-Premise.
Micki and Mayor Mike Rawlings were Honorary Chairs, co-chaired by Stewpot Alliance members Charlotte Legg and Christi Nicolas.
Keynote speaker, Collins Tuohy urged guests to see the value that every person holds and not to let presumptions skew the judgement of others. Tuohy encourages everyone to do something to change the life of another person.
The Stewpot, which celebrated 40 years of service to the Dallas community in 2015, provides meals to our homeless and at-risk neighbors as well as a full range of health and human services, youth activities and cultural programs for those in need. In 2014, The Stewpot invested in a downtown neighborhood revitalization project by helping to establish Encore Park. Encore Park is a nonprofit that encompasses an outdoor community garden and amphitheater, and in the future, will provide space for nonprofit agencies partnering with The Stewpot.