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Dairy Queen Pumpkin Pie Blizzard and Pecan Pie Blizzard Treats

It’s never too early to celebrate fall in Texas, especially when participating DQ® restaurants are offering two Blizzard® of the Month choices – the return of the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat and the Pecan Pie Blizzard Treat, at participating DQ locations for a limited time only.

Pumpkin lovers know all about the luscious Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat, rich with a sweet combination of real pumpkin pie pieces and creamy vanilla soft serve, crowned with whipped topping and a sprinkle of nutmeg for the ultimate taste of autumn. 

And then there’s the Pecan Pie Blizzard Treat packed with roasted pecans, crispy brown sugar pie crust pieces, and caramel blended with creamy vanilla soft serve. What could be more Texan? 

Which is the ultimate autumn taste experience? Order both and decide for yourself!  

The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat and the Pecan Pie Blizzard Treat are available, along with the full menu of delightful Dairy Queen® treats and eats, via drive-thru, pick-up and take-out, as well as delivery and online ordering where available. 

There are few brands as iconic as the DQ brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned DQ restaurants in Texas as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators' Council is a nonprofit organization made up of DQ franchisees operating in Texas. The Council develops the advertising and marketing program for DQ franchisees in Texas and controls the Texas Country Foods menu along with managing supply/distribution for the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. The DQ restaurants in Texas are franchised by American Dairy Queen Corporation and the DQ franchise system includes approximately 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries, including the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. 

For more information about the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, visit dqtexas.com or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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It’s summer and it’s hot in Texas, which makes a perfect combination to celebrate National Root Beer Float Day on Friday, August 6. DQ® restaurants in Texas will offer their own sweet twist on the cool classic. The root beer float features DQ vanilla soft serve literally “floating” in the frothy goodness of premium root beer. 
 
Historians note that the root beer float, also known as a “Black Cow,” was invented in 1874 in Philadelphia by Robert McCay Green, who ran out of ice at his soda shop one day and hit on the idea of chilling beverages with ice cream.
 
This tasty burst of all-American tradition is available at participating DQ restaurants year round, but is a must on National Root Beer Float Day. 
 
The full menu of delightful DQ treats and eats is available via drive thru, pick up and take out, as well as delivery and online ordering where available. 
 
Want to quench your root beer float craving faster? Just download the free Texas Dairy Queen mobile app for “The Best Treats & Eats in Texas.” 
 
There are few brands as iconic as the DQ brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned DQ restaurants in Texas as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators' Council is a nonprofit organization made up of DQ franchisees operating in Texas. The Council develops the advertising and marketing program for DQ franchisees in Texas and controls the Texas Country Foods menu along with managing supply/distribution for the DQ restaurants in Texas. The DQ restaurants in Texas are franchised by American Dairy Queen Corporation and the DQ franchise system includes approximately 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries, including the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. 

For more information about the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, visit dqtexas.com or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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Park Place Lexus Plano has teamed up with Carter BloodCare for a community blood drive. Anyone interested can sign up to donate blood 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 17 in the Carter BloodCare mobile unit which will be housed at the dealership on the Southwest corner of Spring Creek Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway.

“After our last Member (employee) blood drive, we had a client suggest we open it up to the community,” explained Katie Stutts, GM Administrative Assistant at Park Place Lexus Plano. “There is such a critical need right now for blood that we felt this is the right time to host our first community blood drive and we hope people will sign up for the August 17 event.” 

Anyone interested in donating, or wants more information, can contact Katie Stutts at 972-738-8048 or kstutts@parkplace.com.

According to Carter BloodCare, there are not enough blood donations to support the needs of local patients. Factors such as a rapidly growing population, medical treatment advances, the pandemic, and extended surgery schedule for procedures previously canceled due to COVID-19 have strained the blood supply to levels not seen in 30 years.

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987. For the past 34 years, the company has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. For more info, visit parkplace.com.

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Educator of the Year Lexus Reps with Heather Clay Park Place Plano Lexus members, Chris Brunner and Patrick Jaccar recognized Elementary Teacher of the Year Heather Clay.

Prosper ISD and Park Place Lexus Plano recently recognized Prosper Independent School District Teachers of the Year Heather Clay and Margie Raper. Clay was named Elementary Teacher of the Year at Cockrell Elementary and Raper was recognized as Secondary Teacher of the Year at Rock Hill High School.  The teachers were offered a summer in a Lexus with the option of a Lexus IS or NX.

“It is an honor to partner with Prosper Independent School District to recognize these amazing teachers,” said Chris Brunner, Park Place Lexus Plano General Manager. “For several years Park Place has proudly supported the Teachers of the Year in Prosper ISD. These talented educators bring out the best in our kids, which benefits our entire community.”

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987. For the past 34 years, the company has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy and education. Park Place Dealerships employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. For more info, visit parkplace.com.

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Park Place Lexus Plano member Katie Stutts and Regina Taylor; Foundation Director and Grant Writer for AISD present key to a Lexus.

Allen ISD and Park Place Lexus Plano recently recognized Allen Independent School District Teachers of the Year Kaley Mancuso and Trey Stolp.  Kaley Mancuso a third grade teacher at  Marion Elementary was named Elementary Teacher of the Year and Trey Stolp an eighth grade teacher at Curtis Middle School was recognized as Secondary Teacher of the Year.  The teachers were offered a summer in a Lexus, which included the use of a Lexus IS or NX.

“It is an honor to partner with Allen ISD Education Foundation to recognize these amazing teachers,” said Chris Brunner, Park Place Lexus Plano General Manager. “For several years Park Place has proudly supported the Teachers of the Year in the Allen ISD. These talented educators bring out the best in our kids, which benefits our entire community.”

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987. For the past 34 years, the company has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy and education. Park Place Dealerships employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. For more info, visit parkplace.com.

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T1A5301.jpg Park Place Lexus new car sales manager Charles Owen, Carolyn Province, Grapevine-Colleyville Secondary teacher of the year from Grapevine High School, Lynette Hollinger, Grapevine-Colleyville Elementary teacher of the year from Glenhope Elementary and Park Place Lexus GM Robert Hinkle.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Park Place Lexus Grapevine recently recognized Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District Teachers of the Year Lynette Hollinger and Carolyn Province. Lynette Hollinger was named Elementary Teacher of the Year at Glenhope Elementary and Carolyn Province was recognized as Secondary Teacher of the Year at Grapevine High School.  The teachers were offered a summer in a Lexus, which included the use of a Lexus IS or NX for the summer.

“It is an honor to partner with Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District to recognize these amazing teachers,” said Robert Hinkle, Park Place Lexus Grapevine General Manager. “For several years Park Place has proudly supported the Teachers of the Year in the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. These talented educators bring out the best in our kids, which benefits our entire community.”

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987. For the past 34 years, the company has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy and education. Park Place Dealerships employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. For more info, visit parkplace.com.

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Scott Bishop_Jason F_ CISD elementary TOY 2021_2.j Park Place Jaguar Land Rover Sales Director, Jason Feuerberg presented Elementary Teacher of the Year Scott Bishop with a Range Rover Evoque.

Carroll ISD and Park Place Jaguar Land Rover recently recognized Carroll Independent School District Teachers of the Year Scott Bishop and Claire Hinkle. Scott Bishop a third-grade teacher at Old Union Elementary was named Elementary Teacher of the Year and Claire Hinkle a math teacher at Carroll High School was named Secondary Teacher of the Year.  The teachers were offered a summer in a Range Rover, which included the use of a Range Rover Evoque for the summer.

“It is an honor to partner with Carroll Independent School District to recognize these amazing teachers,” said Park Place Jaguar Land Rover GM Gary Venner, 2020 Carroll ISD Athletic Hall of Honor inductee. “For several years Park Place has proudly supported the Teachers of the Year in the Carroll ISD. These talented educators bring out the best in our kids, which benefits our entire community.”

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987. For the past 34 years, the company has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy and education. Park Place Dealerships employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. For more info, visit parkplace.com.

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Park Place Lexus Plano members, Katie Stutts, Chris Brunner, Patrick Jaccar And Diana Velasquez joined the Plano ISD Prize Patrol to recognize Sierra Imper Elementary Teacher of the Year.

The Plano ISD Education Foundation and Park Place Lexus Plano recently recognized Plano Independent School District Teachers of the Year Sierra Imper of The Colony and Ericka Lindsey of Frisco.  Sierra Imper was named Elementary Teacher of the Year for Rose Hagger Elementary School and Erika Lindsey was named Secondary Teacher of the Year for Vines High School.  The teachers were offered a summer in a Lexus, which included the use of a Lexus IS or NX for the summer.

“It is an honor to partner with Plano ISD Education Foundation to recognize these amazing teachers,” said Chris Brunner, Park Place Lexus Plano General Manager. “For more than a dozen years Park Place has proudly supported the Teachers of the Year in the Plano ISD. These talented educators bring out the best in our kids, which benefits our entire community.”

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987. For the past 34 years, the company has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy and education. Park Place Dealerships employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. For more info, visit parkplace.com.

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Cynthia Tarle Board Member TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation

 TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation recently added Cynthia Tarle to the Board of Directors. Tarle is the founder of Tarle Law, P.C. and is the managing director of their offices located in Austin and Dallas, as well as San Diego, California. For more than 25 years, Tarle has represented NASDAQ, NYSE-listed, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities and policyholders.  

“Cynthia brings a wealth of experience and passion to TeamConnor as we continue our mission to fund the top childhood cancer researchers across the country,” said Joy Cruse, Founder of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. “We are very happy she will join our Board of Directors which has been instrumental in our success and we know with the addition of Cynthia we will make an even bigger impact for years to come.” 

Tarle acts as a national consultant in the development of her clients’ corporate insurance programs and directs contract negotiations which serve to align contract terms with insurance provisions provided by those programs. Tarle is admitted to practice in Texas, California and Colorado, representing clients in counties across those states and speaks to groups nationally on topics of insurance, contracts and construction loss control mechanisms, risk transfer and litigation. 

“The fragility of life came into laser focus the day I learned of Connor’s neuroblastoma diagnosis,” said Tarle. “No longer was childhood cancer something I read about or heard others discussing from a distance. Through Connor’s mother Joy Cruse, a dear friend of over 30 years, childhood cancer suddenly hit very close to home. No parent should have the burden of outliving their own child, yet every day cancer takes the most innocent among us, leaving families wondering how such a horrible disease can continue without a cure.”

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation was founded in 2008 while Connor Cruse was in the midst of his four-year battle with neuroblastoma cancer. Connor lost his battle in 2009, but TeamConnor remains committed to fight cancer and ultimately finds a cure for all childhood cancers.

“Working to prevent other families from the devastating effects of childhood cancer is a core mission I want to more actively support,” said Tarle. “TeamConnor is a beam of light and a symbol of hope to families searching for answers to questions they hoped they’d never have to ask.”

TeamConnor hosts events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the upcoming 17th Annual III Forks Golf Classic, May 3, 2021. For more information on TeamConnor events, contact Sydney Little, special events and outreach coordinator, at slittle@teamconnor.org or (214) 233-6741.

Since 2008, TeamConnor has donated more than $4.5 million to numerous hospitals across the country in its mission to fund improved treatment options and ultimately cures for childhood cancers. For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or follow TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation onInstagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

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Photo by Michael Ainsworth. The Gatehouse Community Relations Manager Whitney Robinson with Park Place Lexus in Grapevine General Manager Robert Hinkle.

Park Place Lexus Grapevine has donated $15,000 to The Gatehouse in Grapevine as part of its December Give Back Campaign.

“During our Lexus December to Remember campaign we partnered with The Gatehouse to make a donation of $50 for each new car sold,” said Robert Hinkle, Park Place Lexus Grapevine General Manager. “We selected The Gatehouse because of the important work they’re doing to support women. Our clients really made this opportunity as big as it was and together we are making an impact on our community.”

The Gatehouse came to life when Lisa Rose and a group of women started “First Friday,” a free monthly experience to give women a practical hand up to navigate life’s challenges. Each month, more than 350 women would hear “real talk about real life” at a movie theater in Southlake. In 2011, the First Friday experience transformed into the 501c3 projectHandUp, through which women could receive practical resources as they were empowered to end cycles of abuse and poverty. The following year, the nonprofit bought 61 acres of land in Grapevine, and in 2013 construction began on The Gatehouse community, consisting of four neighborhoods, two advisor centers, a general store, a boutique and the Washington Community Education Center. Today, the Gatehouse Program invests in women who are motivated to become completely self-sustaining without the need of governmental assistance and free from toxic relationships. More information is available at gatehousegrapevine.com.

The Park Place Cares program supports more than 250 organizations around the Dallas-Fort Worth area throughout the year. Park Place’s members also volunteer their time and resources in their local communities under the Park Place Cares initiative. 

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987. For the past 33 years, the company has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth and Dallas, and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. For more info, visit parkplace.com