Art in the Square paints a beautiful charitable picture

09/02/2014 8:40 AM

09/02/2014 8:41 AM

Art in the Square — held in the Southlake Town Square — was a “beautiful” success. And now let’s hand out the money!

After all the hard work is done and all the accounting completed, then comes the best part . . . the passing out of the money.

After 15 years of bringing some of the best artists to our area, Art in the Square has surpassed the $2 million dollar mark in net proceeds. As has been done in the past, this year’s dollars raised were then distributed to many of our community’s incredible charities.

Recently, the Southlake Women’s Club Foundation approved $190,000 in grant funding from the 2014 proceeds to be disbursed. These grants will help fund so many life-changing opportunities such as scholarships, summer camp and housing programs to help abused women and children, along with meal assistance for children, families and senior citizens.

This year’s recipients are: Advent Urban Youth Development, Alliance for Children, Apex Arts League, Arts Council Northeast, Call A Ride in Southlake, Christ’s Haven for Children, Christmas is for Children, Christmas Providers, Community Enrichment Center, Community Hospice of Texas, Community Storehouse, FEAT-NT, Friends of Southlake Library, Girls of Greatness, GRACE, I can still shine!, Metroport Meals On Wheels, Mission Central Metroplex, North Texas SNAP, SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Special Olympics Texas - Southlake Carroll, Summer Santa, Tarrant Area Food Bank, The Battered Women’s Foundation, The Ladder Alliance, The WARM Place and the Southlake Women’s Club Foundation Scholarships - CISD.

Congratulations on an outstanding job and for making lives in our community so much better.

Boots and bling

As we close out summer, get ready because “social time” is beginning.

Mark your calendars for Sept. 27 because beginning at 5:30 p.m. your evening will be busy.

North Texas SNAP, the remarkable organization that offers programs that allow individuals with intellectual disabilities to live independent lives, is hosting its 2014 Boots & Bling Casino Night at the Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square, located at 1400 Plaza Place in Southlake Town Square.

Cocktails and Registration begin at 5:30 p.m. with the ballroom doors opening at 6:45 p.m. Guests can expect Lady Luck to pay off at this event because with the great food and dancing, everyone will be a winner.

Serving as mistress of ceremonies is CBS11 senior investigative reporter Ginger Allen.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at the North Texas SNAP website, www.ntxsnap.org, then clicking on the words “buy tickets” located on the lower left hand side of the page, under the “special events” banner.

Don’t miss this opportunity to win prizes and help out others at the same time.

Social columnist Larre Green welcomes your information and input on interesting stories and events. Contact him at Larre@societywriter.com.

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