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History with a Twist: Sock Hop Steve Hebert, Caitlin Hebert

DJ Jennifer Miller mixed 1950s favorites while guests enjoyed punch bowl cocktails, dancing, sock hop fare and live and silent auctions –– all benefiting programs at Dallas Heritage Village

 “Oh What a Night!” The rains came on September 21 but did not dampen the spirits of the guests arriving at the Artists’ Quarter at the historic South Side on Lamar for the 6th Annual History with a Twist: Sock Hop, a 1950s-style cocktail party, benefiting Dallas Heritage Village.  Dressed in 1950s chic, from rolled up jeans and leather jackets to poodle skirts and saddle shoes, guests enjoyed punch bowl cocktails, sock hop fare, soda shop sweets, and dance lessons by The Rhythm Room to popular ‘50s tunes spun by DJ Jennifer Miller. 

Honorary Chairs Mona and Bill Graue and Event Chair Trey Pugh and Tracey Pugh greeted sponsors and guests as they made their way down long tables of silent auction items and a variety of cocktail punches, served by members of Spirit-Elite Conceptual Beverages.  The Live Auction “Fund a Need” not only secured funding for hay to feed the Village’s beloved Mammoth Jack Donkeys Nip and Tuck and Willie and Waylon but also raised funds to support educational programming.

Guests included host committee members Stacey and Charles Angel, Jr., Nicole Barrett, Barbara and Don Baynham, Lael and Peter Brodsky, Samuel Childers, Jr., Jeff Hemphill, Yudy and Rob Jackson, Sue and Phil John, Casey McManemin, and Renee Contreras and Jose Nino.

Sponsors included Kelly and Paul Dybala, Mona and Bill Graue, Jolene and Mark Masur, Phoenix/Restoration & Construction, Ltd., Brian O’Reilly, and Texas Brand Bank.

Edibl Envy provided sock hop fare served from neon-lit trays and multiple food stations. Guests dined on hot dogs and sliders with all the fixin’s, mac ‘n’ cheese bites, deconstructed turkey TV dinners, Sandy’s Dreamcycle Cupcakes, Danny’s Banana Pudding, and Highland Park Scotch Granitas.

Event partners included: Advantage Valet, Dallas Theater Center, Marquee Event Rentals, Murad Auctions, Murray Media, Reed Creative Group, Robert Fox Design, Shag Carpet Prop Rentals, South Side on Lamar, Spirit-Elite Conceptual Beverages as well as Punch Bowl Cocktail Sponsors: Brugal Rum, Partida Tequila, Highland Park Scotch, ROXOR Artisan Gin, Sociologie Wine and SweetBeat Vodka. 

Media and marketing sponsors were Cedars Neighborhood Association, CultureMap, Good Life Family Magazine, Oh So Cynthia, Park Cities News, and Downtown Dallas, Inc.

History with a Twist raises important proceeds to support learning opportunities for students and adults at Dallas Heritage Village. Visit

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