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As Hawaiian Falls prepares to open the waterparks for the summer, they will process season passes from 4 pm – 7 pm Monday May 2 thru Thursday May 5, May 9 – 12; and again Wednesday May 18 – Thursday May 19 in Roanoke, Mansfield and Waco. 

 

“We’re putting the finishing touches on our parks as we get ready to host families for a great summer,” said Hawaiian Falls Managing Director Ryan Forson. “We’ve spent more than $1 million on improvements on our Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco parks. Guests will enjoy more shade, seating, and private cabanas. We’re also introducing new food and beverage options at each park. Of course, we will continue to allow coolers inside the parks for a nominal fee. Factory sealed water bottles are allowed at no charge, and complimentary ice water is always available at our snack stands\.””

 

The family friendly waterparks are offering complimentary admission into Hawaiian Falls waterparks in Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco Saturday, May 7 and Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, for all mothers and grandmothers when accompanied by a child with a Big Kahuna day ticket or a season pass. If Mom or Grandma already has a 2022 season pass, she can invite one guest in free without having to use one of her Buddy Passes. Kids 2 and under are always free. 


The Hawaiian Falls 2022 season pass offers a summer-long staycation for the entire family to embrace the refreshing pools, adventurous waterslides, lazy rivers, play structures for the little ones and special events and activities for everyone in the family. The season pass gets passholders all three parks with over 60 attractions. A season pass pays for itself in just two visits and features exclusive benefits and incredible value. The current season pass offers expire May 8th

 

Currently, the My Island Pass is only $69.99 and includes two (2) “Bring a Friend Free” tickets (over $70 value); 20% off food & beverages all summer; access to Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco parks; early entry to the parks (30 minutes before opening) and a special walk-up rate of $50 for private cabanas (while supplies last.) 

 

For added benefits, guests can purchase the Pineapple Pass, which offers ALL the perks of the My Island Pass PLUS an extra two (2) “Bring a Friend Free Twilight” tickets for use after 4 p.m.; and 25% off food & beverages, totaling more than $200 in value.

 

More information about Hawaiian Falls, including hours, directions, attractions, tickets and season passes, visit  hfalls.com.

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Dan Shea and Hot Rod at Dairy Queen

Dan Shea, 68 of Denton, is a sales rep who loves hot rods and has a fondness for a DQ® Chocolate Dipped Cone.  

“For my whole adult life, I’ve been a sales rep covering all or part of Texas,” said Shea. “DQ restaurants have been, and still are, my office away from home.” 

Shea always gets a Chocolate Dipped Cone and a medium Dr Pepper®. An avid collector of classic cars and custom hot rods, he usually takes a picture of his treat with one of his hot rods in the background, then posts on his social media.

“Most of my friends think I must be a DQ shareholder, but the company is privately held” he says with a chuckle. “I usually stop in a DQ restaurant every day. The restaurants in Denton don’t even ask for my order. They just ask if I’m getting lunch or a snack.”

DQ restaurants in Texas are celebrating their 75th anniversary of the DQ brand in Texas and invited fans to share their favorite memories and stories. Fans can share their favorite stories and photos by visiting dqtexas.com/anniversary

“We love to hear stories like this from our fans,” said Lou Romanus, CEO of the Texas Dairy Queen Operator’s Council. “With nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas, it seems everyone I meet has a wonderful story to share about visiting their local DQ restaurant. For generations, DQ restaurants are the places Texans go for their favorite hot food and cool treats, and they will be the first to say, “That’s what I like about Texas.” 

DQ restaurants in Texas have a unique food menu that includes the Dude® CLASSIC Chick’n Fried Steak Sandwich, the Hungr-Buster®, the BeltBuster®, and the truly awesome Triple-Buster®. Then, there’s the Texas T-Brand Tacos®, the Steak Finger Country Basket®, and Chicken and Dumplings, based on a homemade recipe from a DQ restaurant franchise owner’s mom. 

The full DQ treat lineup is the sweetest reason to visit the restaurant with friends and family. From a sundae to a delicious Dilly® Bar, Dipped Cone or Blizzard® Treat, everyone seems to have their favorite item.

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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Grace enjoying melted TDQ cake

Being a parent can be challenging and when it came time for a single Frisco dad with four children to mark one of his kids’ birthdays, he wanted to do something special. But it didn’t turn out the way Bill Hockensmith planned. 

“I will never forget the day my son bought a DQ Cake for his 15-year-old daughter Grace because it was her favorite,” said Grandmother Sharon Hockensmith of McKinney. “When he got home, he put the cake in the refrigerator instead of the freezer. When the big day came, he hauled it out only to realize it was melted flat. We put candles on the rather lop-sided cake and sang "Happy Birthday" anyway. Then we spooned the melted cake into bowls and ate it up. Even melted, it was almost as delicious. Grace especially loved it because she had a good laugh at her dad's expense!”

Mrs. Hockensmith said Grace is a freshman at Frisco Independence and plays on the junior varsity soccer team.

“My husband is a Vietnam veteran, and a retired USAF fighter pilot,” she explained. “His last aircraft was the F-16. I am a retired research manager and former teacher at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We settled in McKinney to be near our four grandchildren: Chase 17, Grace 15, Caitlin 13, and Colton 10, who live in Frisco with their dad.” 

DQ® restaurants in Texas are celebrating their 75th anniversary of the DQ brand in Texas and invited fans to share their favorite memories and stories. Fans can share their favorite stories and photos by visiting dqtexas.com/anniversary

“We love to hear stories like this from our fans,” said Lou Romanus, CEO of the Texas Dairy Queen Operator’s Council. “With nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas, it seems everyone I meet has a wonderful story to share about visiting their local DQ restaurant. For generations, DQ restaurants are the places Texans go for their favorite hot food and cool treats, and they will be the first to say, “That’s what I like about Texas.” 

DQ restaurants in Texas have a unique food menu that includes the Dude® CLASSIC Chick’n Fried Steak Sandwich, the Hungr-Buster®, the BeltBuster®, and the truly awesome Triple-Buster®. Then, there’s the Texas T-Brand Tacos®, the Steak Finger Country Basket®, and Chicken and Dumplings, based on a homemade recipe from a DQ restaurant franchise owner’s mom. 

The full DQ treat lineup is the sweetest reason to visit the restaurant with friends and family. From a sundae to a delicious Dilly® Bar, Dipped Cone or Blizzard® Treat, everyone seems to have their favorite item. 

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 InstagramTwitter or Facebook.

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Citlali Reyes, 23, has been a Mercedes-Benz service technician at Park Place Motorcars Arlington for four years. But if you were to see her outside of her uniform, you would never guess her profession.

 

“I’m extra girly,” she proclaims. “I’ve always loved working on cars.  I find it amusing how I love makeup, nails, heels, all the typical girly things so much. On the same note though, I’m a high flagging, efficient technician that has put in hours, blood, sweat, and tears to get where I am currently.”

 

Citlali was born in Denver but moved to Texas with her parents in 2012. She graduated from Irving’s MacArthur High School in 2017, then completed Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Dallas in 2018.

 

“My first impression when I came to Park Place was definitely the luxury design in all departments, from sales and service to parts, the client waiting area and our shop.”

 

When not at work, Citlali manages a small apparel business and is co-owner of a small business in the custom truck scene. “We design shirts, hoodies, caps, stickers and decals. We set up at truck shows in DFW and Houston. We’ve even traveled to Georgia, Colorado and New Mexico.” 

 

She’s also currently in the process of becoming a licensed nail technician.

 

When asked what advice she would give someone just starting out, she responded, “Advancement is simple. Just keep your long-term goal in clear sight and make small steps towards the big picture.”

 

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,400 members. Park Place Dealership operates two collision centers, an auto auction, and eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and Sprinter Vans. In 2020, Park Place was acquired by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. Asbury is one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. For more information, visit parkplace.com.

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“Hau?Oli LA MAmA!” is Hawaiian for “Happy Mother’s Day!” Or, as we like to say at Hawaiian Falls Waterparks, “Mothers and Grandmothers get in FREE Mother’s Day weekend!” And what says “I love Mom” more than a day to play together?

The family friendly waterparks are offering all mothers complimentary admission into Hawaiian Falls waterparks in Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco Saturday, May 7 and Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2022 when accompanied by a child with a Big Kahuna day ticket or a season pass. If Mom has a 2022 season pass, she can invite one guest in free without having to use one of her Buddy Passes. Kids 2 and under are always free.  

Hawaiian Falls will be open weekends starting May 7th so we’re offering all Mothers (aka Mom, Mama, Ma, Mère, Madre, Makuahine) and Grandmothers (aka Nana, Nonni, Oma, Grandmère, Abuela,  Kuku Wahine or Tutua free day pass into Hawaiian Falls waterparks in Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco on Saturday, May 7 and Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2022.

“We’re honoring all Mothers and Grandmothers with free admission into one of our three waterparks opening weekend to thank them for all the thankless jobs they do for our families,” said Hawaiian Falls Managing Director Ryan Forson. “We want every Mom to enjoy the day with her family at one of our safe and fun pools or spray areas. Or float down the Lazy River to let the stress melt away. Dads are certainly welcome, too. In fact, our goal is to bring the whole family together, and to give Mom a great memory on her special day.”

The Hawaiian Falls 2022 Season Pass offers a summer-long staycation for the entire family to embrace the refreshing pools, adventurous waterslides, lazy rivers, play structures for the little ones and special events and activities for everyone in the family. The Season Pass gets passholders all three parks with over 60 attractions.

Hawaiian Falls will be offering early Season Pass processing at Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco waterparks 4pm – 6 pm Monday April 25th thru Thursday April 28th.

Currently, 2022 Season Passes are on sale for a limited time. A Season Pass pays for itself in just two visits and features exclusive benefits and incredible value.

My Island Pass is only $69.99 and includes two (2) “Bring a Friend Free” tickets (over $70 value); 20% off food & beverages all summer; access to Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco parks; early entry to the parks (30 before opening) and a special walk-up rate of $50 for private cabanas (while supplies last.) 

For added benefits, guests can purchase the Pineapple Pass, which offers ALL the perks of the My Island Pass PLUS an extra two (2) “Bring a Friend Free Twilight” tickets for use after 4 p.m.; and 25% off food & beverages, totaling more than $200 in value.

More information, including hours, directions, tickets and season passes, visit hfalls.com.

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CEF Culinary Celebration Co-Chairs Stephanie Hays, Kayli Sommer

Park Place Dealerships recently hosted the kickoff party for the Carroll Education Foundation Culinary Celebration at its Grapevine Lexus dealership.

Returning for the first time after a five-year hiatus, the CEF Culinary Celebration will take place 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday, April 8th at the Westin Hotel in Southlake. With a “Friday Night Fever” theme, guests are encouraged to dress in their ‘70s disco attire and come ready to strut their stuff with a night of dancing and fun. 

The CEF Culinary Celebration will showcase 20 local restaurants and chefs with tastings that include everything from steak, barbecue and Southern cuisine to sushi, Tex Mex, Italian and more. There will also be live and silent auctions and raffles with prizes such as the President’s Top Shelf Bar Package valued at $1500. For tickets to the Culinary Celebration, go to CarrollEducationFoundation.org/Events

As the title sponsor for the CEF Culinary Celebration, Park Place Dealerships has supported classroom grants, scholarships and helped fund teachers. 

“We pursue the highest standards of corporate responsibility in everything we do,” said Anam Ali Hashambhai, Park Place Dealerships Marketing Director, “Park Place Cares supports worthwhile organizations like Carroll Education Foundation while empowering our team members to improve the quality of life in the communities where we do business. In addition, our members are challenged to volunteer their time and resources to personally serve their communities.”

For more information about the Park Place Cares program, visit ParkPlace.com/Community

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,400 members. Park Place Dealerships operates two collision centers, an auto auction, and eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and Sprinter Vans. In 2020, Park Place was acquired by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. Asbury is one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. For more information, visit parkplace.com.

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The 70th Annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival, presented by the Ennis Garden Club, will be held in the heart of historic downtown Ennis beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, April 8th and continuing daily through Sunday, April 10th at 6 p.m. The festival will feature food, a beer garden, a wine wander, shopping and live entertainment throughout the weekend. 

 

Daily admission for the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival is $5 per person with children 12 and under free. There is no fee to enjoy the 40 miles of driving trails throughout the month of April. Activities include a variety of vendors, art and craft exhibitions, children’s activities, food and drinks, bluebonnet souvenirs, and a railroad and cultural heritage museum.

 

Kick back Friday evening and sing along to songs like “Feeling that Way” and “Don’t Stop Believing” with Infinite Journey, a high energy Journey cover band taking the Main Stage.  The boots will be scootin’ to Rick Trevino’s hits “Honky Tonk Crowd” and “Learning as You Go” Saturday night from the Main Stage. Fireworks will cap off Friday and Saturday night festivities.  A complete lineup of entertainment is online at bluebonnettrail.org/.

 

Ennis was named the Official Bluebonnet Trail of Texas and the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas by the 1997 State Legislature. Visitors can experience 40 miles of mapped bluebonnet trails during the entire month of April. These trails are the oldest known trails in the state of Texas. Along the route, visitors will enjoy tree-lined country roads, longhorn cows, horses and, of course, bountiful fields resplendent with colorful wildflowers. 

 

Visitors are encouraged to download the free Ennis Y’all app to get the best route for the specific day of their visit or check online at bluebonnettrail.org. The app also provides recommendations on the best places to shop, dine and stay. A current map and information will also be located at the Ennis Welcome Center, located at 201 NW Main. 

 

While in Ennis, make plans to visit the Downtown Ennis Bluebonnet Market, located on N. Dallas Street, open every Saturday from 8am to noon April through October.  The market features fresh produce, baked goods, artisan gifts, jewelry, clothing and more.  

 

The Ennis Welcome Center will be open 7 days a week in April (except Easter Sunday, April 17th) to help guide bluebonnet seekers to get the most out of their visit. 

 

For daily bluebonnet updates, contact the Ennis Welcome Center at (972) 878-4748 or follow Visit Ennis, Texas on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Bluebonnet fans can also follow Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival on Facebook.    

 

The staff encourages visitors to call, email, or visit the website for the latest status of the bluebonnets before driving out to the trails. Status updates are available online at bluebonnettrail.org and on the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival Facebook page. 

 

For everything Ennis, download the free Ennis Y’all app or go to VisitEnnis.org.  

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For 75 years, DQ® restaurants in Texas have been friendly, gathering spots where fans enjoy delicious treats and eats and create fond memories. And as DQ restaurants in Texas prepare to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime anniversary, they’re asking fans to share their favorite stories about their neighborhood “Texas Stop Sign.”

Fans can share their favorite stories and photos about any one of their neighborhood DQ locations in Texas by visiting dqtexas.com/anniversary. Whatever their story, DQ restaurants in Texas want to hear it.

  • Maybe it’s congratulating a student’s straight-A report card with a Peanut Buster® Parfait Royal Treat®. 
  • Calming first-date jitters with a Chocolate Dipped Cone
  • Quenching a road trip’s hunger pangs with a Hungr-Buster®,
  • Watching a toddler’s first encounter with the world-famous DQ® soft-serve, or
  • Celebrating a win after a high school football game by hoisting a Blizzard® Treat or two, upside down, of course. 

“DQ restaurants in Texas have been part of the fabric of the Lone Star State’s communities for 75 amazing years,” says Lou Romanus, CEO of the Texas Dairy Queen Operator’s Council. “Almost everyone I meet tells me about a particular memory they experienced at their favorite DQ restaurant in Texas. The anniversary of the DQ brand in Texas is a wonderful opportunity to share these stories with fans across the Texas.”

Drawing fans to DQ restaurants is the unique, Texas-centric hot-food menu featuring items which can’t be had anywhere outside of Texas, reflecting the Lone Star State’s grand spirit.  

There’s the Dude® CLASSIC Chick’n Fried Steak Sandwich and the aforementioned Hungr-Buster®, the BeltBuster® with two quarter-pound patties, and the truly awesome Triple-Buster® (with cheese, please). All are fan favorites. 

Let’s not forget the Texas T-Brand Tacos®, the Steak Finger Country Basket® with the best cream gravy anywhere and Chicken and Dumplings, based on a homemade recipe from a DQ restaurant franchise owner’s mom. 

But, let’s face it, the full DQ lineup of treats always been the sweetest of reasons to visit the restaurant with friends and family. What secrets were shared while dipping into a sundae or biting into a delicious Dilly® Bar? Did you choose a Dipped Cone or a Blizzard Treat? Whatever brought you to a DQ restaurant over the last 75 years, we want to know about your special moments with the people who made it even more extraordinary.

For generations, DQ restaurants are the places Texans go and they will be the first to say, “That’s what I like about Texas.” 

About Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council 

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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Susser Bank recently recognized team members for their contributions to serving the community at the highest level at Globe Life Field’s Lexus Club in Arlington.

Susser Bank recently recognized team members for their contributions to serving the community at the highest level at Globe Life Field’s Lexus Club in Arlington.

"I am truly grateful and impressed by the level of dedication and service our team provides to our clients,” said Sam L. Susser, Chairman and CEO of Susser Bank. “Each team member is a valuable asset and epitomizes our core values.”

Judy Fitzgerald and Josh Pratt were named “Customer Service All-Stars of the Year.”  Fitzgerald joined the Susser Bank’s Support Center earlier this year and made a huge impact in a short period of time. Fitzgeraldtransformed the client care center and was an instrumental team member for Treasury Support and Deposit Operations. Pratt oversaw nearly 6,000 Help Desk Tickets in the past year and was instrumental in transitioning Susser’s team members to work from home in a quick turnaround. He helped open four new branches and two loan production offices while installing a new help desk system. 

Liz Fisher was named “Teller All-Star of the Year” who provided clients with exceptional customer service and processed nearly 9,000 transactions in the past year.

James Shiue and Regina Sims were awarded the “Double Play Award” for their commitment to serving clients and credited with preventing fraudulent wire transfers. 

Cassandra Sanabria was named “New Accounts All-Star of the Year,” and was instrumental in assisting more than 260 new clients in opening accounts in the past year.

Josh Burleson and Christina Boe were named “Defensive Players of the Year” for their efforts in building core bank deposits for Susser Bank. Burleson and Boe have worked together for the past 14 years and together generated more than $1.1 million in Paycheck Protection Program fees in 2021.

Corey Doyle and Linda Griffin were named “Offensive Players of the Year.” Doyle and Griffin have worked together for more than 15 years and led Susser Bank in loan production in 2021.  

Mike McCoy was awarded the “Home Run Hitter Award.” McCoy is an all-star in the mortgage business and led the secondary market production for Susser Bank.

Shannon Sucre was awarded the “Mortgage Support Award.” Sucre processes loans and trains the new team members in addition to processing jumbo loans, working with third-party investors to ensure the borrower has a great experience. 

Ashley Russell and Bryan Thomas were named “Utility Players of the Year.” Russell and Thomas spearheaded the bank’s conversion to Jack Henry’s “best in class” information technology core system and both were instrumental in building a treasury platform utilizing Q2’s leading-edge platform capable of competing with much larger banks.

Janet Welch was named “Branch Manager All-Star of the Year.” Welch runs the Fort Worth branch and conducted more than 1,000 teller transactions for clients in the first part of the year in addition to opening 134 new accounts

Founded 63 years ago, Susser Bank has operated under the ownership and direction of Susser Banc Holdings Corporation since 2018.

Susser Bank is a Texas-based company offering a full suite of personal and commercial banking solutions with branches in Dallas, Arlington, Bedford, Fort Worth, Garland, San Antonio and Round Rock and an LPO in Houston. The company is a diversified bank with robust capital, liquidity, and leading-edge technology led by the Susser family and a legacy of six generations of Texas entrepreneurs, Susser Bank is dedicated to maintaining long-term client relationships and providing outstanding financial solutions that make Texas stronger. More information is available at susserbank.com.

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A committee comprised of Park Place members selected Denton County Friends of The Family as one of 24 non-profits out of more than 350 applications received.

Christmas arrived early for 24 local non-profits that were awarded a total of $100,000 today from the SEASON OF GIVING campaign by Park Place Dealerships, which is celebrating its 35th year in North Texas. The luxury automobile group selected Denton County Friends of The Family and Journey To Dream Foundation from Denton among the organizations for its SEASON OF GIVING campaign because of their commitment to serving the Dallas/Fort Worth community.

 

A committee comprised of Park Place members from different dealerships across North Texas selected the non-profits out of more than 350 applications received. Under Park Place Cares, the company’s philanthropic arm, the company donated $100,000 to 24 charities that met the following criteria:

 

  • A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
  • Supports one of Park Place Cares’ Pillars of Giving, which include: Education; Medical; Advocacy; or the Arts
  • Serves at least one of the following counties: Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Rockwall, Kaufman, Hunt or Johnson
  • The charity cannot have received donations or in-kind support from Park Place in 2021

 

“Selecting these non-profits was very challenging,” said Tony Carimi, managing director of Park Place Dealerships. “There are so many worthy non-profits doing admirable work in the areas we would like to impact. Our team had the difficult task of narrowing down the charities from 350 to 24 across North Texas to make the greatest impact during our Season of Giving.”  

 

The charities receiving a grant for the 2021 Season of Giving representing Park Place Cares’ four pillars include:

 

Advocacy

• Denton Co. Friends of the Family

• Journey to Dream Foundation

• Canine Companions

• For Oak Cliff

• Rainbow Room of Rockwall

• A Wish with Wings 

• Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank

• Ally’s Wish

• Tara Sawyer Foundation

• LGBTQ Saves

• Defenders of Freedom

 

Arts

• Dwell with Dignity

• Laughter League

• Cara Mîa Theatre

• Texas Winds Musical Outreach

• Sixty & Better

 

Education

• AAVANCE

• Camp Summit

• The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation

• Bettie Gonzalez Foundation of Hope

• Computers for the Blind

 

Medical

• Heavenly Hooves Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center 

• Heroes for Children

• Project4031 

“We are humbled to have received such an incredible response to the Season of Giving campaign with the opportunity to reach so many people across our community through these outstanding non-profits,” said Anam Ali Hashambhai, Marketing Director for Park Place Dealerships. “Over the past 35 years, we’ve donated millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours to support great causes across North Texas, but this is the first time we have implemented this type of giveaway. The Season of Giving campaign expands our benevolence giving this holiday season to organizations we haven’t worked with previously. We look forward to developing these new relationships in the year to come.”

 

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and 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. 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