Palette to Palate is an annual fundraising event to benefit disadvantaged children in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through Love for Kids. It is an evening featuring fine Texas art and culinary delights that will culminate an explosion of color, flavor, and sound tantalizing all your senses. Read more below and browse our website for details on our artists, chef and culinary partners.

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    Dear Prospective Sponsor:

    On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Love For Kids, Inc. is hosting Palette to Palate 2018, our 8th annual fundraising event focused on art, wine, and food. In an encore presentation, “Stetsons & Stilettos” returns to commemorate the first anniversary of the Longhorn Ballroom, the historic 1950’s Dallas landmark built for the legendary Bob Wills. Last year over 700 guests enjoyed this unique event, so don’t miss this year. Please save the date!

    Palette to Palate will again have the best darn western soiree’ in town, with our traditional food, wine tastings, and art displays. We will be showcasing some of the best Texas Red Dirt Country Western music artists during the tasting hours of the evening. Their new CD, recorded at the Longhorn, has just been released for your enjoyment. Back by popular demand, Love For Kids is proud to announce the return of the “Bob Wills Tribute Band” featuring Stefani Little, paying tribute to the legendary Bob Wills. This band amazed the audience last year, particularly when Leon Rausch, one of the original Texas Playboys, stepped back on the Longhorn stage, it was as if Bob Wills was there himself. To conclude the evening, ten-time Grammy Award winners “Asleep At The Wheel” will be performing in a separate concert to celebrate the first anniversary of the reopening of the Longhorn Ballroom.

    Palette to Palate is an evening of celebrating art, food, and wine, featuring some of Dallas’ most popular chefs, restaurants, artists, and wines. Our highly acclaimed chef’s stations will be featuring local restaurants, serving their most popular signature appetizers. Each year our patrons look forward to the new wines, or old favorites, being presented for tasting, along with the gourmet cuisine presented by our chefs. An extensive collection of food, wine, artisan cheeses, and sweets is provided for a delicious culinary experience. Palette to Palate provides the unique opportunity to meet local artists and enjoy their displayed work. Many items will be available for purchase as well. Our silent and live auctions offer a variety of unique items, guaranteed to keep the anticipation and bidding at an all-time high.

    The “Bill Barrett Philanthropic Award” will be presented to an individual who has shown exceptional service to the community through their generosity and love for those in need. The presentation of this annual award is based on the actions and beliefs of our Co-Founder Bill Barrett. Because of Bill thousands of children have been blessed over the last 43 years.

    Your sponsorship is vital to the continuation of our signature events and new programs, focusing on Education-Resources-Outreach. Please consider partnering with Love For Kids through sponsorship, or individual tickets for Palette to Palate 2018. Your participation enables Love For Kids to continue to provide free services and the gift of love to those children and seniors in need in Dallas and Denton counties. Love For Kids, serving the community for 43 years, will be able to continue giving through your financial participation.
    We sincerely appreciate and thank you!

    Respectfully, Love For Kids Inc.





    Sandy Huffman                                                                                    Carolyn Hrncir
    President, Palette to Palate Chair Advisor                             Vice President,  Palette to Palate Event Chair 



    Ways to Help

    • We have several areas that are available: Venue, Band, Silent Auction, Artists, Chefs, Dessert Bar Learn More

      For Sponsorship please contact the Sponsorship chairman at Sandy@loveforkidsinc.org or call 214-426-LOVE (5683)
    • We are asking if you would help support LFK with silent auction items. No donation is too small. Please contact Connie@loveforkidsinc.org Learn more >>
    • To participate as a Chef or Artist for our fundraising event please contact Carolyn@loveforkidsinc.org for Chefs and Artists
    • We are looking for people interested in volunteering the day of the event but also leading up to the event. If you are interested in helping with marketing, sponsorship, silent auction we would love to hear from you. Sheronda@loveforkidsinc.org
    • Event Tickets $70 per person must be purchased in advance