42nd Annual Lakewood Home Festival Auction Party Theme Unveiled: New York, New York: Lakewood Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple
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42nd Annual Lakewood Home Festival Auction Party Theme Unveiled:
New York, New York: Lakewood Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple
DALLAS – July 4, 2018 – Lakewood transformed into the city that never sleeps today. The theme of this year’s auction party was unveiled at Lakewood’s Fourth of July parade with a NYC skyline-themed float. The Manhattan entourage rolled down Lakewood Boulevard’s concrete jungle, exciting the crowds with bits of Frank Sinatra and Jay Z playing in the background.
This year’s “Lakewood Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple” auction party, sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, will open its doors on Friday November 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The auction party sells out every year, so guests are encouraged to buy tickets early.
This must-attend event will feature live and silent auctions as well as a seated dinner, with nods to the bright lights and big city. Those seeking the VIP treatment can opt for Premiere tickets to guarantee a select table and front-row seating at the auction. The live auction will feature a variety of items including a custom playhouse built by Patten Custom Homes.
Partygoers are invited to tap into their Upper East Side attire with costumes ranging from Carrie Bradshaw to Frank Sinatra to The Real Housewives of New York. Formal gowns and cocktail attire also welcome. A local favorite, The Jordan Kahn Orchestra, will have the crowd on their feet and sure to be in an “Empire State of Mind” by night’s end.
“We can’t wait for everyone to come and party in the city that never sleeps! Take a stroll through Central Park and stop for a quick tennis match, drink cosmopolitans and gaze at the skyline, or dance the night away in Times Square…all while raising funds to help our children’s educations.”
The 42nd Annual Lakewood Home Festival supports three local public schools Lakewood Elementary School, J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. The auction party will be followed by the home tour on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The candlelight tour, sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, will take place on Saturday evening from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., kicking off with a VIP reception sponsored by Comerica Bank®. Home tour tickets range in price from $20 to $30 and will be available at select neighborhood locations or at www.lakewoodhomefestival.com. Check out one home that will be featured on this year’s home tour – 6738 Lakewood Boulevard.
Premiere party tickets will be $250, and general admission tickets will be $150. Both party tickets includes an ‘all-weekend pass” with access to the home tour and candlelight tour. The annual auction party generates a significant portion of the funds raised, in part through ticket sales, and also via live and silent auctions. Each year, local businesses and community partners donate generous offerings to fit every budget.
Comerica Bank® is proud to serve as the official presenting sponsor of the Lakewood Home Festival, and The Advocate is the official media sponsor. Additional funds for the Lakewood Home Festival are provided by an array of sponsors, plus home tour ticket sales. To find out about available sponsorships, please contact email@example.com.
Hosted by the LECPTA, the Lakewood Home Festival is a community-wide event that raises much-needed funds for local public schools. The funds directly benefit students through the purchase of school materials, computers and enrichment programs. Attended by thousands of patrons annually, the Lakewood Home Festival has raised millions of dollars for local schools since 1976. Last year’s festival, alone, raised over $200,000 for the three schools, setting a new record.
Whether or not they attend the auction party, visitors to the Lakewood Home Festival can tour a diverse selection of inspiring Lakewood homes throughout the weekend. Visit www.lakewoodhomefestival.com for more information.
About Lakewood Early Childhood PTA
Founded in 1952, the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA (LECPTA), is a network of more than 400 Lakewood and East Dallas families of parents with children from birth through elementary school age. Its mission is to enrich the lives of neighborhood children by developing relationships among families and supporting local schools. In addition to fundraising, LECPTA holds several social events throughout the year for members and their families. For more information, please visit www.lecpta.org or follow our news and photos using #lakewoodhomefestival2018 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lakewoodhomefestival, www.facebook.com/lecpta and on Instagram at @lakewoodhomefestival and @lecpta.