Beth Holloway’s compelling story of her daughter Natalee’s 2005 disappearance in Aruba will be the keynote address at the Salvation Army’s Doing the Most Good Luncheon on March 18 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth.
The annual luncheon raises funds to enable the Salvation Army to provide such services as free daily meals for the hungry, a homeless shelter, a food pantry, senior citizen assistance and permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans,.
“Beth Holloway has overcome extreme adversity in her life — more than most of us can imagine — with the disappearance of her daughter Natalee,” said Maj. Ward Matthews, commander for the Salvation Army DFW Metroplex area. “As she shares her family’s tragic story, we hope our luncheon guests will get a glimpse at the great difficulties faced by many of the people served by The Salvation Army. We rely on the community’s support to be able to alleviate some of the burdens others face in their lives.”
Holloway has made scores of television appearances and has been interviewed many times by newspapers and radio as the news of her daughter’s disappearance captured the headlines. She was chosen as one of the world’s most fascinating people by Barbara Walters because of her tenacity in searching for answers to what happened to her daughter.
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Now a New York Times bestselling author of Loving Natalee, Holloway travels extensively, speaking on personal safety and safer travel.
Tickets to the event cost $150 each, and table sponsorships begin at $2,500. To make reservations, contact DFWMC_Events@uss.salvationarmy.org.
Super Sprowtz to appear at Levitt Pavilion
Roger and the Super Sprowtz will keep the audience on the Levitt lawn spellbound with songs, dances and games as they lead a superhero training camp at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St.
Kids will love meeting Colby Carrot, Brian Broccoli and Erica Eggplant in an energetic 45-minute show that makes learning about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle fun and interactive.
The Super Sprowtz have performed for audiences across the country and have appeared with the likes of first lady Michelle Obama, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges, sports star Shaquille O’Neal and celebrity chef Todd English.
Smile for the film crew that will be at the Levitt show, one of 26 stops on the Super Sprowtz Eat Your Super Powers U.S. Tour. Families in the audience will be asked to sign a release giving consent to be part of the documentary.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and coolers with snacks and beverages are welcome. Admission is free.
Details about the Levitt are at www.levittpavilionarlington.org.
Round Up for Hope on March 22
The Speedway Club with its panoramic spectacular view of the track at Texas Motor Speedway will welcome guests stylishly dressed in diamonds and denim for a memorable evening on March 22 at the Community Storehouse Hope Dinner and Auction.
Partygoers at the gala evening will enjoy dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, dancing, raffles, auctions and casino gaming.
“Supporting this event allows The Community Storehouse to provide quality care for at-risk children, conduct relevant educational programs and supervise service learning,” writes Megan Stiller, a development executive with the organization. “Our programs are strategically designed to address unmet, identified needs for the children within our community. We’re working to help children have all the power they can through education. Your support helps make this possible.”
For the first time, arriving guests will be treated to a casino cocktail hour from 6 to 7:30 to try their luck at blackjack, roulette and craps. Winners will choose among various raffle items, so be sure to arrive early for the best chances at some fantastic items.
The live auction returns this year with fabulous trips up for grabs including a Costa Rica luxury resort and golf vacation, and a Napa Valley retreat.
In an interesting twist, only 100 tickets for $50 each will be sold in a raffle for a chance to win the live auction item of your choice before the official bidding begins. Trips are not included.
Instead of a silent auction, new this year are big-board items and baskets. Bidders will have the choice of a single item or a collection of themed items in baskets. And a wine pull will offer everything from chardonnay to cabernet.
Local newscasters Rebecca Miller and Dave Crome will emcee the evening, and live music from Southern Chrome will guarantee guests a boot-scooting good time.
Tickets cost $80 each or $775 for a table for 10. Details at www.hopedinner.com or call 817-431-3340 to make reservations.