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Intimate Pecan Room Serves as Perfect Stage for the Tears and Cheers of This First-Time Fundraiser

Sold-out Night Helps Fight Addiction Epidemic

BY // 01.08.18
photography Bob Manzano

What: A Night For Nexus, the first annual fundraising benefiting Nexus Recovery Center presented by the Preston Center Rotary Club

Where: Old Parkland

PC Moment: The intimate Pecan Room at Old Parkland served as the ideal setting for more than 115 friends and supporters of the Nexus Recovery Center, a resource that serves thousands of women and teens and hundreds of children and babies affected by addiction each year.

The sold-out event garnered just under $72,000 for the nonprofit through generous donations and some very spirited bids during the live and silent auctions. Big ticket items included a Watercolor vacation, a custom couture gown by Patti Flowers Design Studio, and a dining package from Parigi that sounded so nice — it sold twice.

During the evening’s inspirational presentation, honorary chairs Sue Alford Loncar and Bedford Shelmire Wynne, Jr. offered moving stories that shed light on their personal connections to the cause.

Emotional tears turned to cheers when emcee Jane McGarry announced that a $15,000 matching grant was made by the Roco Agape Charitable Foundation through the North Texas Giving Day Program.

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Dessert on the private patio and late night dancing to the sounds of the Downtown Fever Band felt like the perfect way to celebrate.

Who: Co-chairs Janet Franks LaBarba, Jennifer Davis Long; Nexus Recover Center executive director Becca Crowell, board president Kevin Crayton, Robin Bagwell, Mary and Weldon Davis, Joanna-LaGrone-Haynes, David Long, Karen Luter, David Quinones, Ashley Tatum, Shane Walker, Billy Fulmer, Robert Weatherly, Tia Wynne, Lauren Slade, Morgan Craven, Alicia Peoples, Michael Keller, Rodger Kobes, Caroline McElroy, Jack Crews, Nancy and John Breitfeller, LeaAnne and Robert Burns.

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