Flora Award Patron Party Celebrates Gala Honorees

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Laura Chancellor Black, Allie Beth and Pierce Allman, and Kelly Cantu Dees

On September 20, supporters of Texas Discovery Gardens gathered to applaud the 2018 Flora Award honorees Allie Beth and Pierce Allman at the Highland Park home of Stephen Jones (son of Jerry Jones), and his wife Karen, whose house is listed with Allie Beth Allman & Associates

Doris Jacobs, Allie Beth Allman, and Carol McBride

Among the crowd were Allie Beth Allman agents Doris Jacobs and Lillie Young, 2017 Flora honorees Marilyn  Waisanen, Janet Smith and Bettye Slaven, Texas Discovery Gardens Chairman of the Board Michael Bosco, and the 2018 Flora co-chairs Kelly Cantu Dees and Laura Chancellor Black.  

Texas Discovery Gardens chairman of the board Michael Bosco and his wife, Celeste Bosco

Guests all enjoyed hors d’oeuvers, cocktails and ambiance by Sugar City Celebrations and showed an appreciation Texas Discovery Garden’s mission to ‘sustain the natural world.’ Executive Director, Dick Davis shared that the Flora Award gala and all Texas Discovery Gardens fundraising efforts furthered their projects, including the debut of the new Natural Playscape for kids and monarch tagging station which are, among other  features, open throughout the 2018 State Fair of Texas.

Laura Black and Lillie Young

All past living Flora honorees have been invited to attend for special recognition at the black tie-dinner. Past Flora honorees include Peggy and Carl SewellSenator Kay Baily Hutchison, Dee and Charles Wyly, Lady Bird Johnson, Laura and President George W. Bush, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Margaret and Trammell Crow. All who would like to support the Allman’s and Texas Discovery Garden’s efforts, including citywide gardens, education on preserving the natural world, and their two-story butterfly house, can reserve a seat at the October 25 Flora Award Gala benefiting Texas Discovery Gardens.


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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