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A committee comprised of Park Place members selected Sixty & Better 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 Sixty & Better of Arlington 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

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A committee comprised of Park Place members selected Defenders of Freedom 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 Defenders of Freedom from Coppell 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

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A committee comprised of Park Place members selected Allys Wish 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 Allys Wish of Flower Mound 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

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A committee comprised of Park Place members selected Allys Wish 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 Allys Wish of Flowermound 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

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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

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A committee comprised of Park Place members selected Canine Companions 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 Canine Companions of Las Colinas 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

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A committee comprised of Park Place members selected For Oak Cliff 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 For Oak Cliff 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

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Jack Yarbrough, chairman of the Fort Worth Firefighters Museum; Fort Worth Fire Dept. Captain Landon West; Royce Shields, vice chairman of the Fort Worth Firefighters Museum; former Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price; Johnny Campbell, President and CEO of City Center Management; Ed Hawthorne, president of the Texas Fire Museum.

City Center Management Company and former Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price thanked members of the Fort Worth Fire Department this week for their service at the historic Fort Worth Fire Station No. 1 in downtown Fort Worth. Built in 1907, Fire Station No. 1 has stood for 114 years, housing the original Fort Worth City Hall, with the mayor's office located on the second floor. The building, situated between the Wells Fargo Tower and Bank of America Tower, was in use until 1980 and was restored in 1982 for commercial use.   

 

“We wanted to take the opportunity ahead of a busy holiday season and let our firefighters know how much we appreciate them,” said Johnny Campbell, President and CEO of City Center Management. “This was a special morning with the firefighters who were very appreciative of the community support.”

 

Located at 203 Commerce Street and E. 2nd Street in downtown Fort Worth, firefighters were treated to coffee from the new Starbucks Pickup located on the first floor of Fire Station No. 1 and breakfast tacos from 203 Café located on the second floor of the historic building.  

 

Ed Hawthorne, president of the Texas Fire Museum, brought a rare, museum-quality, horse-drawn fire hose wagon to park in front of the old station for firefighters to see. Built in the early 1900s, the fire hose wagon originally served Ahmeek, Michigan, a small village located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The wagon was in disrepair when Hawthorne found it outside a store in Michigan. It recently underwent a complete restoration by the Weaver Wagon of Ohio and has a permanent home in Texas.

 

Jack Yarbrough, chairman of the Fort Worth Firefighters Museum, and Royce Shields, vice chair, brought a display of fire history memorabilia for the firefighters to see, including a plaque with an historical photo of Fire Station No. 1 with a horse-drawn steamer and a horse-drawn fire hose wagon along with a horseshoe and the history of Dewey, a fire horse who was said to be the fastest horse in the firehouse when the wagons were still pulled by horses.  The Fort Worth Firefighters Museum is currently set up in the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex at 505 W. Felix Street at Hemphill in Fort Worth. It is free and open to the public. More information, including how to donate to a permanent home for the Fort Worth Fire Museum, can be found by searching “Panther Hose Company” on Facebook.

 

City Center is the premier business address with Class A office space in downtown Fort Worth. Comprised of the Bank of America Tower and the Wells Fargo Tower, the two iconic towers offer stunning views of Fort Worth, connected parking and an on-site private club with fitness center. More info at citycenterfw.com.

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(L-to-R) GRACE Board Member Sean Shope; GRACE Christmas Cottage Chairperson Beth Chernik; GRACE Executive Director Shonda Schaefer; Southlake Realtor Randy White; Park Place Lexus Grapevine GM Robert Hinkle

Park Place Lexus Grapevine hosted the kickoff for the 2021 GRACE Christmas Cottage. Guests were encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the event.  By the end of the evening a Lexus LC500 convertible and two Lexus SUVs were overflowing with toys and gifts for GRACE, an acronym for Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange.

 

“We’ve partnered with GRACE for more than a decade,” said Robert Hinkle, Park Place Lexus Grapevine general manager. “Now more than ever, many families in our community might not have Christmas without our help. We want to make sure every child in our community has a Christmas to remember. The GRACE Toy Drive makes it easy to give back.”

 

During the kickoff event, Christmas music serenaded guests as they enjoyed sweet and savory treats from Southlake Town Square’s restaurants including Brio Italian Grille’s sliced steak bruschetta, pasta and pumpkin bread; Del Frisco’s Grille’s deviled eggs, seared tuna crisp and lemon cake pops; and Mi Cocina’s beef, brisket and cheese quesadillas, mini chimichangas and bacon-wrapped shrimp brochettes with a poblano cream sauce. A selection of beer, wine and cocktails set the festive mood, including the special Mistletoe Martini, made with Tito’s Vodka, Elderflower Liqueur and cranberry juice. 

 

Models displayed fashions from Southlake Town Square merchants, including Malouf’s, Market by Macy’s and White House Black Market. 

 

The GRACE Christmas Cottage provides new, unwrapped gifts to families facing financial hardship due to limited incomes or recent emergencies. Each qualified family is given a voucher with a value based on the number of children in the family, allowing the parents to “purchase” donated toys, home goods and appliances in a private, store-like setting. This approach allows families to budget their resources to select unique presents while also preserving the family’s dignity. 

 

The community is invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy for the GRACE Christmas Cottage through Dec. 15 at the Lexus dealership at 901 Highway 114 East, or drop them off at GRACE Christmas Cottage at 1058 Texan Trail in Grapevine. To make a monetary donation to the GRACE Christmas Holiday Fund, go to gracegrapevine.org.

 

GRACE was organized in 1987 as a response to the growing need for emergency assistance services in far northeast Tarrant County.Today, GRACE continues to be a centralized, coordinated effort of churches, businesses and individuals donating food, clothing, monetary donations, and even professional services to Grapevine, Colleyville, and Southlake residents, as well as homeless and transient families in need. Programs have grown to include low-cost medical services, transitional housing, and general emergency assistance (food, clothes, furniture, financial assistance, information and referrals).


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.

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Mercedes-Benz Club of Ft. Worth secretary Cecile de Jesus; President DJ de Jesus with MBCA Ft. Worth Director Ernest Borroel

Park Place Motorcars Fort Worth introduced new luxury sedan at Hotel Drover

 

Fort Worth’s western heritage met a vibrant future at the Hotel Drover in the Fort Worth Stockyards as Park Place Motorcars launched the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the storied marque’s flagship luxury sedan. Guests mingled in The Barn, the hotel’s stylish rustic event space, before spilling outdoors to explore a stunning new S-500 luxury sedan under the big, Texas sky. 

 

“It was great to get together with so many of our clients and friends to enjoy a beautiful fall evening while exploring the seventh generation S-Class,” said George Johnson, Park Place Motorcars Fort Worth general manager. “This luxury sedan embodies the finest attention to detail inside and out. And it’s packed with remarkable new technology and state-of-the-art safety features.”

 

Starting at $111,100, the new S-Class comes with a choice of engines and custom features. The S-500 has a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six plus a 48-volt mild hybrid system, delivering 429 horsepower. The S-580 pairs the mild hybrid system with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8. And the Maybach model offers a twin-turbo V12 that politely pumps out 612 hp.

 

The luxury sedan is loaded with new technology. The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system recognizes the driver by face, voice or index finger and instantly adjusts the driver’s seat and controls to preset personalized settings. Even a wave of the hand or gesture can activate infotainment functions like making or answering a call, adjusting cabin temperature or adjusting side mirrors. Standard driver assistance features include adaptive cruise control, active steering and lane assist, blind spot monitoring, forward-collision warning and automatic braking, a 360-degree camera and a self-parking function.

 

What you don’t see, or hear, is just as important as all the luxurious bells and whistles. Shut the soft-closing doors and you’re enveloped in supreme quiet. Mercedes-Benz has filled the chassis and panels with acoustic foam for the quietest riding S-Class yet. 

 

During the evening, guests enjoyed scrumptious fare, including a Mac & Cheese bar with savory noodles and a selection of toppings, including smoked crispy pork belly, chives, Tasso ham, and buttery bread crumbs. A Taco bar featured pulled pork, barbacoa beef and blackened shrimp with all the trimmings. Guests also enjoyed pumpkin tartlets, Tres Leches Shooters, and Cowboy Cookie Sammies.

 

Bartenders served a wide range of specialty cocktails and craft beers for the evening, while Fort Worth’s own Silver Star Spirits provided tastings of their Texas Honey liqueur, Silver Star Whiskey, Vodka and 1849 Bourbon, all made with real Texas rainwater in the Trinity River Distillery, home of the former Ranch Style Beans Plant near downtown.

 

Guests enjoyed high-octane music from the Royal Dukes Band, delivering an energetic mix of pop and country songs with a distinctive flair. Italian menswear designer Canali displayed a collection of stylish fashions on the lawn. And  Topped Hats brought a selection of original hats for guests to try on.

 

Park Place Motorcars Fort Worth is located at 5601 Bryant Irvin Road, south of I-20 and west of the Chisolm Trail Parkway. 

 

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 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. For more info, visit parkplace.com.