Elizabeth Toon Charities Hosts Annual Fundraiser
By Ellie Leeper
Photography by Jerry McClure
THE SCENE: On a beautiful spring evening in Dallas, more than 1700 supporters of Elizabeth Toon Charities packed The Rustic venue for the 8th Annual Elizabeth Toon Charities Concert.
THE VIBE: The sold-out event featured country star Pat Green, who played a list of his most popular songs. The event opened with Nashville based country-western group Mockingbird Sun. A live auction raised over $100,000 and the top two top selling auction items were a hunting trip in the Texas Hill Country and a day of shooting with Green Beret John Wayne Walding and Craft International. The night also featured a jewelry from Kendra Scott where attendees could purchase small boxes with a piece of the jewelry designer’s collection, as well as gift cards to local restaurants, with all the proceeds donated to Elizabeth Toon Charities. The following day was the annual sporting clay tournament at Dallas Gun Club and lunch was provided by Hard Eight BBQ, with an awards ceremony and happy hour followed the shoot.
THE CAUSE: Elizabeth Toon Charities is Dallas-based non-profit organization dedicated to serving children and their families in need throughout North Texas, and the organization was inspired by the faith, hope and love of Elizabeth Toon.