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Sorority Raises More Than $7 Million Thanks in Part to Its Candy Christmas Success

BY // 12.22.15
photography Rhiannon Lee

What: Chi Omega Candy Christmas Celebration

Where: Centennial Hall in Fair Park

Who: Market chairs Amanda Escobedo and Amy McAleavey; preview party chairs Alex Bjornnes and Allison Cox; WFAA anchor Shelly Slater; shoppers Jan Statts, Debbie Dickenson, Sarah Staats, Dean Fenwick, Susan Steed, Angela Vanderslice, Cabell Hickman, Michelle Benz, Megan Martinez, Meredith King, Kim Hightower, Karen Jasper, Kristi Shipley, Kim Combs, Merritt Owens, and Bailey Adams

PC Moment: You can always tell the holiday season has hit once the Dallas-area Chi Omega Alumnae Association starts setting up shop for its Christmas Market. Celebrating the 38th year for the annual fund-raiser — also marking their largest philanthropic event in the country — the four-day extravaganza offers unique jewelry, home decor, fashion and food. This year, more than 10,500 eager shoppers made their way to the Candy Christmas-themed event, which helped exceed $7 million in total giving for the Greek organization.

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