Share-A-Date: The Wilkinson Center’s 30th Anniversary Black And White Gala

JUL 4, 2012 11:30 AM By: Jeanne Prejean Published by My Sweet Charity

Saturday, November 3: Was it 30 years ago that Rev. Clayton Lewis of Munger Place United Methodist Church started a neighborhood food pantry? Actually when you think about it, Clayton’s timing couldn’t have been better. It was a time before the legendary real estate bust of the 80’s. And then there was a thing called “recession” that hit just when everyone thought things were getting oh-so much better.

That quaint neighborhood project grew as the demands did. Now, 30 years later, it’s known as the Wilkinson Center serving 15,000 people with everything from food and adult education to adult services.

To commemorate its years of serving East and Southeast Dallas and Pleasant Grove, they’re gonna celebrate — the 30th Anniversary Black and White Gala. It will be held at the Dallas Contemporary with lots of people that you know. If you doubt us, just check the board of directors, advisory board and staff.

Of course, with a title like “black and white,” it sounds like a stuffy black-tie gathering. Wrong! It’s black-and-white cocktail attire.

Tickets start at $75 for the after-party. But come on! You don’t want to miss the main event — dinner, live auction, raffle and dancing. Those tickets are a mere $175.