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Recess 2.0

Spiked Juice Boxes and a $10,000 Sandbox Raise Serious Cash for Dallas Schools

BY India Pougher // 02.22.17

In honor of its 10th anniversary, Dallas Afterschool, a nonprofit that focuses on quality afternoon programming for children throughout Dallas County, is revisiting the best part of the school day with some grown-up twists — Recess.

The event, which benefits the Dallas-based non-profit, will be held on Friday, March 24 in Rosine Hall at the Dallas Arboretum and features live music by Prophets and Outlaws, dancing, games, and more. Dallas’ own shopping playground, NorthPark Center, is even sponsoring a sandbox filled with $10,000 worth of prizes.

Famed local chef, Kent Rathbun, will also prepare cafeteria-inspired fare (word around the halls is there will be spiked juice boxes).

This year’s event honors Julie Bagley, Meredith Camp, Hadley Galt, Kate Rose Marquez, Christina Norris and Jennifer Tobin. Note: Schoolyard chic attire is encouraged. 

Who: Honorary chairs Janet Mockovciak and Tanya McDonald; event chairs Robyn Siegel and Regina Merson

When: Friday, March 24, 7 to 11 pm

Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road

Tariff: Single tickets for $175; sponsorships beginning at $1,000

Contact: Call 214.306.8400 or visit

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