Sunday, May 15, 2016

It was a Groovy Night at the 1960s-themed 4th Annual History with a Twist

Blue and white VW Beetles, a yellow Thunderbird, and a pink Cadillac flanked the entrance of Dallas Heritage Village’s History with a Twist, providing a perfect picture spot for the almost 400 guests decked out in rose-colored glasses, Sgt. Pepper jackets, flared and flowered pants, tie dye, headbands, beads, boots, peace signs, wigs, and Jackie Kennedy-appropriate attire.
seated: Melissa Prycer, president and executive director, Dallas Heritage Village; Kelly Dybala, past chair of the board, Dallas Heritage Village, and partner with Sidley Austin, LLP,presenting sponsor; driving:Don Baynham, chair of History with a Twist; standing:Marilyn and Ben Weber, honorary chairs, History with a Twist; Trey Pugh, chair of the board, Dallas Heritage Village
Twist’s usual 1920’s theme jumped ahead 40 years to the 1960s in honor of the Village’s 50th anniversary.  Presented by Sidley Austin, LLP, the 4th annual fundraiser was held on Main Street at Dallas Heritage Village.   Tables lined Main Street all the way to the vintage photo wagon set up to capture fun memories at the end of the street, and guests enjoyed Blue Mesa Catering and festive cocktails created by Brian McCullough of The Standard Pour. 
Carlos Cardova, Teddy Lewis - in photo wagon
Honorary Chairs Marilyn and Ben Weber arrived in brightly colored Sgt. Pepper coats and Event Chair Don Baynham in an Air Force uniform ready to strike a pose for photos in front of the pink Cadillac.
Attendees also included Allison and Harry Hunsicker, Adam Medrano, Jesse Moreno, Tracey and Trey Pugh, Kelly and Paul Dybala, Susan and Linc Eldredge, Suzann Farren, Angela Fontana, Andy Szuwalski, Kathleen and Bill Johnson, Kourtny and John Garrett, Kay and Louis Moore, Ann and Paul Phy, Ruchie and Atul Srivastava, Pat and Richard Trimble, Lynn Vogt, Sally Blanton and Don Petty, Shannon Sutlief and Ann Pinson.
Caitlin Hebert, Steve Hebert
Sponsors include: $10,000: Sidley Austin; $6,500: Marilyn and Ben Weber; $6,000: Phoenix 1 Restoration; $5,000: Jolene Masur; $3,500 Sally and Forrest Hoglund.
“It was a fun night to benefit Dallas Heritage Village,” said Don Baynham, event chair.  “We are very grateful for our Vogel Alcove neighbors who offered us a rain plan venue, but we were fortunate that the rains stopped, and we could twist the night away on the bricks of the Village’s historic Main Street.”

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