The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) Young Friends group held its annual Young Friends Party at Union Station on Friday, March 28. Co-chairmen Bradley Agather Means, Meghan Looney and Medley Turner planned the spectacular “An Evening in Casablanca” enjoyed by a crowd of 400 revelers. Guests had fun bidding for outstanding items in the Silent Auction chaired by Sarah Kate Jones and Bailey Lloyd. The competition was fierce and items such as an autumn trophy hunt at historic Newell Ranch, a trip to Napa, a Marfa gallery weekend, 50 yard line front row seats to a Cowboys game and exclusive home décor and jewelry caused many guests to stay in the auction room until it closed at 10:45 am. By the way, every item sold.
Everyone else was in the ballroom enjoying scrumptious food by Wolfgang Puck which included truffle mac n’ cheese, gourmet pizza, mini sliders, pigs in a blanket, black bean quesadillas and other culinary delights. Decorations Chairs Katie Crow and Lizzie Duplantis outdid themselves with the help of Jackson Durham and Perch, the décor could not have been more transformative of Union Station to old Morocco and included potted palms, Casablanca lilies, hundreds of votives and the film “Casablanca” running in silence above the main stage where DJ Lucy spun her dance tracks for the crowd dancing the night away on a “fortiesesque” black and white tile dance floor.
Jill Cumnock, CEO of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, said, “We appreciate and thank Bradley, Meghan and Medley for their extraordinary work as well as their talented committee and generous sponsors.
Diamond: Peregrine Group, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater North Texas, Sewell Automotive Group, Anonymous
Platinum: James Carroll, Freeman Auto Group, Jackie and Jon Means, Petro-Hunt LLC, Anonymous
Gold: Benchmark Bank and Benchmark Title, Carroll Mansions, Lauren Chapman, Denise and Jeffrey Cutler, Elizabeth Toon Charities, Spring Creek Barbeque, Anonymous
For those interested in learning more about being a member of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas’ Young Friends group, contact Carrie Arnot, Special Events Manager, at 214-631-7354 or email@example.com.
ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:
Established in 1981, the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 35,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.