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Spirit of the Centennial Award

Honoring outstanding Fair Park advocates since 1994


SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF FAIR PARK BY SUPPORTING THIS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Friends of Fair Park invites you to the 26th Annual Spirit of the Centennial Awards Luncheon honoring Mayor Mike Rawlings.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Begins: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch and live auction: Noon

Fair Park Music Hall
909 1st Ave, Dallas

 

MIKE RAWLINGS


A driving force in the privatization of Fair Park's management, Mayor Mike Rawlings set out to ensure that Dallas' beloved cultural asset is used to its fullest potential and that residents and visitors have access to the park and its rich history year round.

As our 61st mayor, Mayor Rawlings has more than seven years in office working to develop our parks — including Fair Park — as well as working to spur economic development through the GrowSouth initiative, improve public education, combat poverty and domestic violence, elevate the city's international profile, and help turn Dallas into a top destination for artists, young professionals, families, and corporations.

AWARD


The Spirit of the Centennial Award is presented annually by the Friends of Fair Park to individuals or organizations who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to Fair Park. The award draws its name from the beloved statue in Fair Park, designed by Raoul Josset in 1936 to celebrate the Texas Centennial.

 

Matt Wood, President, Friends of Fair Park
Melissa Rieman, Chairman of the Board, Friends of Fair Park
George Baum, Spirit of the Centennial Award Chair

 

SPIRIT OF THE CENTENNIAL AWARD HONOREES

1994 Judge David Fox
1995 Hugh and Matilda Robinson
1996 Walt Humann
1997 Lt. Governor Bob Bullock, Texas State Legislature
1998 Mary Ceverha, Rita Cox, Carol Reed
1999 State Fair Association
2000 Michael A. Jenkins
2001 Cathy Bonner, Matrice Ellis Kirk, Dealey Herndon, Candace O’Keefe
2002 Rep. Steven D. Wolens
2003 Paul Dyer
2004 Texas Instruments
2005 Rep. Terri Hodge
2006 The Field Scovell Family
2007 Craig Holcomb
2008 The Meadows Foundation
2009 Dallas Area Rapid Transit
2010 George A. Shafer
2011 Gold Metal Recyclers
2012 Joan & Alan Walne
2013 Mary Suhm
2014 WFAA-TV Channel 8
2015 James P. Graham
2016 Willis Winters
2017 Virginia Savage McAlester
2018 Bob Hilbun
2019 Mike Rawlings

 


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