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    1. The AVSD booth exhibits a multimedia display and special event furniture.

    <p>1. The AVSD booth exhibits a multimedia&nbsp;display and special event furniture.</p>
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    2. Shari Shaver of Tastefully Yours Catering offers appetizer samples.

    <p>2. Shari Shaver of Tastefully Yours&nbsp;Catering offers appetizer samples.</p>
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    3. Tasha Mullen, right, banquet manager of Maggiano’s Willow Ben  invites attendees to enter a raffle.

    <p>3. Tasha Mullen, right, banquet manager&nbsp;of Maggiano’s Willow Ben &nbsp;invites&nbsp;attendees to enter a raffle.</p>
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    4. Katy Palermo and Jamie Silvernail of Campisi’s Restaurant and Catering.

    <p>4. Katy Palermo and Jamie Silvernail&nbsp;of Campisi’s Restaurant and Catering.</p>
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    5. From left, Mynette Kellam, Quinlan Bristow and Laura Lasseter of PF Chang’s China Bistro.

    <p>5. From left, Mynette Kellam, Quinlan&nbsp;Bristow and Laura Lasseter of PF&nbsp;Chang’s China Bistro.</p>
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    6. A larger-than-life screen by Onstage Systems, just one of the many configurations the company offers for meetings and events.

    <p>6. A larger-than-life&nbsp;screen by Onstage Systems, just one of&nbsp;the many configurations the company&nbsp;offers for meetings and events.</p>
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    7. Sally Peavy, Jonathan Caustrita and Star Swaner of the Southfork Ranch and Southfork Hotel.

    <p>7. Sally Peavy, Jonathan Caustrita and&nbsp;Star Swaner of the Southfork Ranch&nbsp;and Southfork Hotel.</p>
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    8. At the MPI D/FW Chapter booth, visitors take lighthearted lip print readings.

    <p>8. At the MPI D/FW Chapter booth, visitors take lighthearted&nbsp;lip print readings.</p>
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    9. The Dallas Convention & Visitor Bureau booth is staffed by Raul Santillan, DCVB Strategic Alliances event manager, and two of his coworkers

    <p>9. The Dallas&nbsp;Convention &amp; Visitor Bureau booth is&nbsp;staffed by Raul Santillan, DCVB Strategic&nbsp;Alliances event manager, and two of&nbsp;his coworkers</p>

During this year’s Partyfest trade show, dozens of event and entertainment resources were on hand for the thousands of visitors who made their way through Dallas Market Hall. The event, which took place February 25, included educational seminars in addition to the trade show organized by Applause Productions. A silent auction benefitted The Family Place, a nonprofit organization in Dallas that provides free, comprehensive services that prevent violence and offer support to victims.

—Photos courtesy of Applause Productions. 

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) Dallas Chapter spread some holiday cheer at its annual Holiday Giveback. The organization chose to work with Senior Source and the Diversicare facility. Members of the group held a party for the facility complete with caroling, live music, holiday crafts and bingo—and of course plenty of cookies and punch. The group also collected items for Diversicare’s wish list, along with a $5 donation from each member who registered for the networking happy hour that followed the party.

 

Dallas is famous for a lot of things, but one you may not be aware of is its claim to fame as the home of the frozen margarita! In 1971, Dallas inventor, entrepreneur and restaurateur Mariano Martinez invented the frozen margarita machine, adapting it from a soft-service ice cream machine. That first machine now sits in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

 

Chef Stephan Pyles brings his famous Modern Texas Cuisine to Allen.