Shining Stars Luncheon to honor outstanding area volunteers

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No event in our area says “thank you” to as many volunteers from various organizations as the Shining Stars Luncheon. And guess what? It’s almost here!

The 17th Annual Shining Stars Luncheon honoring our outstanding area volunteers has been put on the books. Scheduled for the Hurst Conference Center at 1601 Campus Drive in Hurst on Oct. 25, this year’s luncheon looks to add a very special voice.

Nashville recording artist Amy Wilcox is set to entertain.

Although Wilcox’s name may not be as familiar as some of the chart-topping country music artists, it will be very soon. Wilcox released her self-titled album in 2012 and has been opening for major country stars including Luke Bryan and Kellie Pickler.

Established by The Arts League in 1986, this event puts the spotlight on incredible community volunteers while also raising funds for the Arts Council Northeast. This event is very special because it has one of the most unique silent auctions around — it is all art.

This year’s live auction has a diamond and gold necklace valued at $5,000; a week’s stay in a magnificent 9,000-square-foot private home in Mazatlan, Mexico; and a seven-day cruise on Holland America. Additionally, there is a raffle where chances go for $10 each or three for $20, and the winner could go home with some major prizes, including a sapphire and diamond necklace, a seven-night stay in Breckenridge, Colo., a two-hour consultation with a top fashion consultant, a three-night stay in Pagosa Springs, or a $500 Visa card. Not a bad win for such a small investment.

The names of the honorees have yet to be announced, but you can bet it will be a stellar group.

Volunteers representing 28 civic and charitable organizations will be recognized this year. Once I get my hands on that list, you will be the first to know.

Tickets are $65 each, but I always say, get nine other friends and put together a table for 10 for $650.

To purchase tickets, go to and click on “buy tickets.”

If I were you, I would go ahead and grab a spot. This event is always a sell out. And this is a definite “see and be seen,” which translates to if you are not there, you will be talked about!

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