Visions of Vegas casino night to benefit Southlake Newcomers Club

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For the last three years, the Southlake Newcomers Club has held an annual fundraising event called Dancing with Our Stars. Although each year was very successful, the club has decided to put this concept on hold and go back to its previous fundraising event, Visions of Vegas.

This casino type event has not only been successful financially, but it’s been fun. The date has been set for March 29 and Cheri’ Ross and Mary Grace Thoennes have stepped up to co-chair.

I say, bring on the chips and let’s get to gambling! Lady Luck is ready to be unleashed!

Speaking of successes, just this past week, a new film was released featuring former Colleyville Heritage High School graduate Jamie Alexander (and most important daughter of our own Valerie McGiboney). Titled “Savannah,” Alexander co-stars with Jim Caviezel, Sam Shepard and Hal Holbrook, just to name drop a few names. Look for Alexander to co-star in the blockbuster Thor: The Dark World, slated for release in early November.

Don’t forget the 17th annual Culinary Celebration benefiting the Carroll Education Foundation is just around the corner. Held at The Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square, located at 1400 Plaza Place in Southlake, this event is set for 6-10 p.m. Sept. 7 and will feature dozens of Metroplex chefs, specialty wines and cocktails, live and silent auctions and a big board.

Individual tickets are $100 each or $150 per couple, and are available online by going to the Carroll Education Foundation website,, click on “culinary celebration” tab and then on the “tickets” tab. For more information email CEF Executive Director Kacy Hankins at

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