Thursday, October 5, 2017

Flora Patron Party Celebrates Upcoming Flora Award Dinner

On September 28th, more than 70 guests arrived at the Highland Park home of Barbara Hunt Crow for the 2017 Flora Award Patron Party. Guests of the cocktail occasion included the honorees of the anticipated October 26th Flora Award Dinner—Bettye Slaven, Janet Smith and Marilyn Waisanen, otherwise known as the ‘terrific trio’.
Angela Shank, Amelia Valz, Katherine Febbroriello
“It is our honor to celebrate Bettye, Janet, and Marilyn, and to thank them for their time spent as board members and volunteers at Texas Discovery Gardens.” said TDG Executive Director Dick Davis.
Ann & Bob Dyer

While guest savored hors d’oeuvres, Cameron Hughes wine and the sounds of pianist Eva Brandys Dick shared a thank you to Kathryn Febbroriello, Angela Shank and Amelia Valz who are in their second year of co-chairing the annual event. Dick also shared an appreciation for all who help Texas Discovery Gardens “bring nature to the city” such as Bob and Myrna Schlegel who are the honorary chairs of Flora 2017.
Bettye Slaven, Janet Smith, Marilyn Waisanen
The prestigious patron list of TDG runs long including Gene and Jerry Jones, Mary Ann Sammons Cree, Lyda Hill, Caroline Rose Hunt, Suzy and Tom Rhodes, Bob and Ann Dyer, Billie Leigh Rippey and Margie and Ray Francis.
Cindy Shipley, Lauren McCann, Kelly Shipley
Tables for the Flora Award dinner were going fast throughout evening as the black-tie occasion is now officially on the fall horizon. The soiree’s host and 2012 Flora honoree, Barbara Crow, shared gracious greetings to departing guests as she understands the impact of the award and of TDG’s mission to sustain the natural world.
Caroline Rose Hunt, Del Frnka
For Flora tickets or general donations visit or call 214-428-7476. Ticket prices start at $300 and tables at $3,000

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