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CAPITALINES A PUBLICATION OF THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF AUSTIN

INSIDE this ISSUE: sustaining her life’s mission

How the Seton Breast Care Center became one member’s lasting impact on Austin

racing toward a better future Volunteers empower young women at the Settlement Home through running

30 years of Coats for kids

The Junior Leauge of Austin celebrates 30 years of keeping Austin-area kids warm

A Christmas Affair 2016

Keeping traditions Merry & Bright at this year’s premiere holiday shopping event


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Mission Statement The Junior League of Austin is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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From the Editor by Mary Quin Matteson

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President’s Welcome by Sarah Valenzuela

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Lou Neff Point: Building a Better Austin by Mary Quin Matteson

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Amplify Austin: Crank Up the Giving! by Kelly Cripe

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Sustaining Her Life’s Mission: Q&A with Susan Lubin by Kelly Cripe

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Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid: Where Legal Matters Matter by Kendall Guinn

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Helping Girls Race Toward a Better Future by Amy L. Mitchell

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30 Things to Know on the 30th Anniversary of Coats for Kids by Kendall Guinn

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From the Sustaining President by Kathi Haralson

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Keeping Traditions Merry & Bright by Amy L. Mitchell

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A Christmas Affair 2016 PROGRAM GUIDE

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From the A Christmas Affair Chair by Leslie Moore

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Event Information: Parties and Children’s Events Raffles | Market Day Hours | Tea Room

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A Christmas Affair Sponsors and The Junior League of Austin Donors

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Merchant Map

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Merchant Directory

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Committee EDITOR Mary Quin Matteson EDITOR-ELECT Missy Sharpe HEAD WRITER Kendall Shiffler Guinn WRITERS Kelly Cripe Amy Mitchell AD SALES CHAIR Ilissa Nolan AD SALES ASSISTANTS Kelly Bennett Sarah Burleson Claire Moyers DESIGN DIRECTOR Mary Quin Matteson DESIGN ASSISTANT Pasha Moore PHOTOGRAPHY COMMITTEE LIAISON Alden Cayse

capitalines fall 2016 I was thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the work that The Junior League of Austin (JLA) does in our community and beyond when I was asked to serve as Capitalines Editor for 2016-17. The JLA theme this year is building a better YOU, building a better LEAGUE, building a better AUSTIN. When JLA President Sarah Valenzeula told me about her message, I knew our committee had an opportunity to tell the story we are so familiar with - how the League cultivates women as volunteers and leaders to grow and support the community, as well as themselves, for the better. All of our JLA volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year, because they want to build a better Austin. We, as members of the League, also have the opportunity to build a better self through our work. Ultimately, this means our organization also becomes stronger. Every week, I see how the women of our organization have influenced Austin; our hard work is throughout, from landmarks on the Hike and Bike trail to successful capital campaigns for local non-profits.

SUSTAINING ADVISOR

The work and legacy of JLA members is all around Austin, and you don’t have to look far to find it. In this issue, we highlight our current members’ work with projects like Settlement Home Austin and Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. We also talk to a sustaining member about how her work in JLA paved the road to her founding the Seton Breast Care Center. In addition, the Leauge is looking forward to celebrating another A Christmas Affair (ACA)! As our premiere fundraiser, ACA is more than just shopping and parties. It’s shopping for a cause, and strengthens the Austin community by supporting the power of volunteer work. ACA also serves as the kick-off for one of our flagship programs: Coats for Kids (CFK), which is celebrating its 30th year. Thank you for taking the time to read, and learn more about the mission of the Junior League of Austin. I am proud to have the opportunity to show all our readers how JLA is building a better Austin through our membership and beyond! Sincerely,

Andrea Lofye

Mary Quin Matteson

Capitalines Editor, 2016-2017

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Photos by: Susan Hoermann, Evergreen Studios

2016-2017 Capitalines

Letter from the Editor


2016-2017 Board of Directors Back Row: (Left to Right) Abby Raines, Keri Walling, Lisa Kaspar, Amy Hurt, Hadley Hempel, Julie Hall, Sarah Valenzuela, Courtney Dickey, Stacey Mather, Ann Townsend, Jenn Galbraith, Kathi Haralson, Ashley Kelm Seated: Shannon Creekmur, Lorena Legarreta, Jamille Ruebsahm, Cat Mattingly

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Letter from the President On behalf of The Junior League of Austin (JLA), welcome to A Christmas Affair 2016 – Merry & Bright. This five-day holiday event serves our largest annual fundraiser, orchestrated by an amazing team of 78 volunteers. We hope the range of events and shopping experiences will delight you and help give back to the Central Texas community.

membership development opportunities. Through on the job experiences and extensive training, we are helping to create future civic leaders, fundraisers, and trained volunteers for Austin. The League year is nearly halfway complete, but much more is to come with the December Coats for Kids activities, new spring fundraisers – Bunny Brunch and Austin Entertains. Work also continues to advance with the Community Impact Center and future JLA headquarters where we hope to break ground in 2017. This space will help generate new opportunities to partner with even more community programs, scale our food pantry and better plan for our League’s future.

This year, The Junior League of Austin is focused on building a better YOU, building a better LEAGUE, building a better AUSTIN. Our planning, programming and investments align to these goals. We build a better Austin through our volunteers and partnership with key community non-profits. Last year, our membership hit a new record with 150,000 hours in service. 32 community non-profits benefit from our volunteers and grants throughout all of Austin. Additionally, the FIT Food In Tummies program delivers 1,400 weekend backpacks of food to students in Del Valle elementary schools each week of the school year. We celebrate 30 years of Coats for Kids with 30,000+ warm coats distributed to Austin’s young people in need.

Our vision of building a better YOU, building a better LEAGUE, building a better AUSTIN. is made possible through the support of our community partners, our sponsors, and our 2,600 members. Enjoy the kick off to this year’s holiday season with all things Merry and Bright! With sincere thanks,

Sarah Valenzuela

We strengthen our organization and our 2,600 members through year-long Fall 2016

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SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017 8 pm –MIDNIGHT

2017 CELEBR ATE A RT A ND CULTUR E AT A RT ON THE EDGE 2017! Join local tastemakers, professionals, creatives, art-lovers, and community leaders in support of the Blanton Museum of Art. This black-tie fundraiser includes an open bar, light bites, live music, after-hours art viewing, and dancing—all in the museum’s art-filled spaces! HOST COMMITTEE CHAIR: A.J. BINGHAM | IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR: K ATE PEREZ

VIP TICKETS: $200 EACH (LIMITED AVAIL ABILIT Y) | TICKETS: $125 EACH FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: BL ANTONMUSEUM.ORG/ARTONTHEEDGE

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The Junior League of Austin would like to thank

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2016 Fall Fashion Event Their generous sponsorship allows us to further our charitable outreach in the Austin community through the support of our projects and programs.

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Lou Neff Point: building a better austin BY: MARY QUIN MATTESON

contribution. They named the outlook Lou Neff Point in her honor as well as a road that passes through Zilker Park.

One afternoon, as I am about to hit the two mile mark on my run, I stop for a sip of water at Lou Neff Point on the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. As a five year Active in The Junior League of Austin (JLA), I’ve heard Lou Neff’s name mentioned, but it wasn’t until last year that I discovered that she was a past JLA President. It instantly became my favorite piece of JLA trivia; I was curious about who Lou Neff was and what she had done for Austin.

Her family said Lou Neff was dedicated to improving her community and passionate about JLA. “Lou believed in the power of The Junior League of Austin and our family is inspired by her legacy. We believe in the work the League does for our community,” said Liz Neff, an active JLA member and grand daughter-in-law of Neff. “The League is where it is today thanks to strong women leaders like Lou.”

I learned that Barbara Louise “Lou” Davis Neff served as President of JLA from 1967-1968, but her civic involvement did not stop there. Mrs. Neff was also a former President of the Settlement Home and once named “Woman of the Year” by the City of Austin. She worked closely with Lady Bird Johnson to develop the trail around Lady Bird Lake, and, following her death in 1974, Austin City Council made the decision to recognize her Fall 2016

Now, whenever I pass Lou Neff Point, it serves as a reminder of the power of community service and the lasting impact that one woman can make on a community like Austin.

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Amplify Austin: Crank Up the Giving! BY: KELLY CRIPE

Amplify Austin Day is an annual community-wide day of online giving in support of central Texas nonprofits. Gifts made through AmplifyATX.org during the 24-hour period are amplified by incentive matching dollars from sponsors. Though The Junior League of Austin (JLA) had participated in Amplify Austin Day in the past, in 2015 fundraising efforts were refocused and dedicated to our flagship program, FIT - Food in Tummies.

This year, the League was able to raise even more money for FIT, thanks to our generous donors who participated in the campaign. JLA was the recipient of the “Bass Booster” prize awarded to the non-profit that received the most donations within an hour. In total, more than $25,000 was raised from 519 donors. The Amplify Austin campaign has now become JLA’s biggest fundraiser dedicated Fundra to FIT. Work is underway on the League’s fundraising page as the committee is looking forward to Amplify Austin Day 2017 and topping last year’s fundraising goals. Save the date for March 2, 2017 to help JLA crank up the giving!

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No one anticipated that it would end up being a major fundraising source and that donors would contribute more than $21,000.

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A culinary experience led by Austin’s greatest female chefs

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BrAzos hAll The evening will combine tastings from the women who are leading Austin’s culinary scene, libations from local mixologists, and a live music showcase. Austin Entertains will be a night to savor and one you won’t want to miss. Online ticket sales start Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tickets can be purchased online at www.austinentertains.org

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sustaining her life’s mission: q&a with Susan Lubin BY: KELLY CRIPE Following her own breast cancer diagnosis, Susan Lubin, a Sustaining member of The Junior League of Austin (JLA), embarked on an epic fundraising charge to ensure that all Austin women receive the quality care she received. With a sincere commitment to the cause and phenomenal fundraising skills learned during her career in the JLA, she discovered her life’s mission in co-founding the Seton Breast Care Center.

effectiveness of volunteering and just what an incredible impact an individual can have. What have been the most moving or rewarding moments throughout your involvement with the Center? The most moving and tragic moment for me was when Amber, my thirty-year-old, stage four (terminal), friend died. She was one of the most vocal crusaders against breast cancer, speaking to groups wherever and whenever she could. Three nights before she succumbed, about six of her friends, including me, held a prayer vigil over her bedside. We encircled her bed and took turns saying prayers. I was last and simply sang “Amazing Grace.” I sang it a week later at her funeral. The most rewarding moments are when the Center diagnoses someone with early stage breast cancer and we know that we have, hopefully, saved a life.

What motivated you to start the Seton Breast Care Center? When I felt a tiny lump in my breast, I had the good fortune to be able to get an appointment the very next day with my surgeon. As a doctor’s wife, I received such excellent and expedient care that within two weeks of my diagnosis of stage one, estrogen positive breast cancer, I underwent a double mastectomy and was cancer free. I needed no other treatment. I truly felt like the luckiest woman alive. I was fully aware that most women do not get the incredible care that I did and also do not know how to navigate the medical system.

What do you want our readers to know about you? I’m just an ordinary person who, with the help of many others, did an extraordinary thing. One person really CAN make a difference, especially when you join with others for a common goal. I say this to encourage others to go out and make their dream a reality. What do you want our readers to know about The Junior League of Austin? The Junior League of Austin in an extraordinary organization of powerful women who are committed to making our city a great place for everyone.

During my recovery, I read an article in a women’s magazine about a comprehensive breast cancer center in Pennsylvania and thought that we needed one here. I wanted to create a center that would diagnose the disease and then facilitate women through their breast cancer journey. This has truly become my mission in life. There are also many women who don’t have access to medical care because they can’t afford it or they don’t have medical insurance. The Seton Breast Care Center offers everyone, regardless of their income and insurance status, state-of-the-art care and state-of-the-art caring in a beautiful, nonthreatening spa-like atmosphere.

PHOTOS BY: ALDEN CAYSE

Was there ever a moment when you doubted that you would reach your fundraising goal for the Center? Never! My co-founder, Marcia Levy, and I had a stellar fundraising committee. We were all so committed to making the Center happen, and we raised $7 million in three years. How did your experience as a member of JLA impact your involvement in the Center? I learned everything I know about fundraising and volunteer work from my League training. The League taught me the Fall 2016

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Texas rio grande legal aid: Where Legal Matters Matter BY: KENDALL GUINN JLA volunteers provide a valuable service to our community by staffing TRLA legal clinics that allow Austin residents the opportunity to get the legal help they need without going into debt or losing their rights. It’s six o’clock in the evening and a line is wrapped out the door and down the sidewalk in front of the cafeteria at Austin’s Martin Middle School. Men and women and families are waiting patiently for their turn to talk to an attorney with the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Clinic (TRLA). Volunteers bustle about checking people in, helping fill out paperwork and ushering clients to speak with the lawyers. Each person who arrives will get a 20-minute audience with an attorney to discuss their legal matter. There is no cost for the legal services.

Albright. “There are so many hurdles to the legal process and so many people don’t have access to and cannot afford to hire an attorney. The TRLA clinics offer a unique venue for people to access legal help and advice that they wouldn’t otherwise get.” Briana Novian is a first year active in JLA and a practicing attorney. After completing JLA’s Spanish immersion program earlier this year, she wanted to find a placement in which she could use her newly learned language skills while also putting her law degree to work. “I volunteered at a legal clinic when I was in law school, and loved the experience,” she says. “This type of work is a great balance with my day job and I’m excited that I can make a difference and use my unique skills to help the community.”

The support of The Junior League of Austin has been vital to the success of our legal aid clinics.

Clinic assistants and advice attorneys work with people on a variety of legal issues and processes. Cases range from family matters such as custody disputes and divorces to personal matters like landlord disputes and employment issues. Clinic volunteers can assist with completing lengthy and often complicated legal forms.

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid offers free legal services to lowincome residents and these clinics, hosted on Mondays and Wednesdays, are among the many ways they TRLA offers legal assistance. TRLA is the third largest legal services provider in the nation and the largest in the state of Texas, serving approximately 25,000 clients each year.

“There are several processes that don’t actually require an attorney, but can be and overwhelming and intimidating to face without someone who knows the system to walk you through it,” says Sheri Toloiver, a JLA Sustainer who served as Project Chair and a Clinic Advice Attorney in 2015-2016.

The Junior League of Austin (JLA) volunteers can serve as attorneys, advocates, interpreters or self-help assistants. This year, JLA will offer four board-certified attorneys and five other volunteers to assist with the busy clinics.

“Sometimes people just need help understanding the process and talking to an attorney gives them the confidence they need to take on the legal system.”

“The support of The Junior League of Austin has been vital to the success of our legal aid clinics,” says April Kubik, Pro Bono Coordinator for TRLA and a JLA Sustainer.

In some cases, TRLA volunteer attorneys end up taking on people they meet at the clinic as pro bono clients.

This will be active Stephanie Albright’s second year to serve as a Clinic Advice Attorney for TRLA. While Albright practices environmental law by day, she was excited to discover that JLA offered a placement where she could make use of her education and law degree.

“I took on a couple of cases that I found to be meaningful for me,” says Toloiver. “Even though I am a Sustainer now, I will continue to volunteer at the TRLA.”

“After serving at the clinics I was overwhelmed by the amount of need that exists for this type of service in our community,” says

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For more information on TRLA and their local legal clinics, please visit www.trla.org.

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helping girls race Toward a Better Future BY: AMY L. MITCHELL Running club volunteers help to empower young women at the Settlement Home through commitment and friendship Making new friends through volunteering is just one of the many excellent reasons to be a member of The Junior League of Austin (JLA). In partnership with The Settlement Home for Children, a group of League members are not only doing just that, but they are also creating new opportunities for young women and forging lifelong connections through fitness. Now in its eighth year, The Settlement Home’s Run Club pairs teenage girls between the ages of 12 and 18 with JLA volunteers who train with them weekly. This program is just one of the many that Settlement home provides. They also serve children in need by offering residential programs and fostering and adoption.

One of those volunteers is Active member Meredith Clifford, who is serving in her second year with the program. “I love my placement at The Settlement Home!” said Clifford. “Last year, it made me proud to see how excited the girls were and the progress they made throughout the year as they pushed themselves to beat their personal best times.

On the track at The Settlement Home grounds, they run timed miles, sprints, and train for races. If a young lady shows commitment and trains consistently, she will have the opportunity to race in a 5K with the Run Club. So far, the girls have participated in numerous 5Ks around Austin, including the Color Run, the Bubble Run, the Longhorn Run, the CASA Superhero Run, and the Run for the Water.

“One of my favorite things is the conversation with these amazing young women as we jog the track every week,” Clifford continued. “Many of them open up about their lives, sharing details of their friendships, families, and goals for their future. Some of the girls faced unimaginable challenges in their personal lives before moving to The Settlement Home.”

They see the crowds cheering “ for them at the races and it really builds their self-esteem. ”

Clifford also stressed the importance of consistency to the young women in the program. “JLA volunteers provide not only consistency,” said Clifford, “but they also serve as positive role models, not just for fitness and wellness, but to help the girls see a world beyond what they may know from their own home life.”

“JLA volunteers give individual attention to our children who are so hungry to feel special,” said Darcie DeShazo, Executive Director of The Settlement Home. “The kids know there’s going to be that particular JLA volunteer at the track and that’s a big motivator for them to run.” League volunteers agree that developing that relationship with the kids is incredibly rewarding.

The League’s support for The Settlement Home Run Club doesn’t stop on the track. JLA also provides additional funding for athletic gear such as workout clothes, running shoes, and sports bras; registration fees for the girls’ races are also covered as part of this program.

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“One of the best things about this placement is the consistency,” said Kate Rhodes, The Settlement Home Run Club JLA Project Chair. “You get to see the same girls every week and make an impact in their lives over the course of the whole year.”

“Many of these kids have never had the privilege or the opportunity to race,” DeShazo said, “They see the crowds cheering for them at the races and it really builds their selfesteem. They just love it!”

Rhodes added that some League volunteers enjoy the placement so much they want to keep running with the program. “Two of our current volunteers have had this placement before, and requested it again this year,” continued Rhodes. “Everyone who has the placement is thrilled about it.” Fall 2016

What the Run Club has discovered is a sure-fire recipe for success: Taking one dedicated community partner and adding a group of committed League volunteers creates an empowering and life-changing program that will last far beyond the 3.1 miles.

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A Christmas Affair trivia: power in numbers 11,500

Volunteer hours put into ACA. The ACA Committee spends a year organizing and planning the event and logs over 5,500 hours. Other JLA members add another 6,000 volunteer hours.

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Decorations purchased for ACA each year.

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Santa photos taken over the weekend!

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Gingerbread houses decorated at Breakfast with Santa.

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States represented by ACA merchants. PROUD TO SERVE AS A SUSTAINING ADVISOR TO THE 2016 A CHRISTMAS AFFAIR COMMITTEE

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One ACA ticket = the cost of one coat for a child in need via the Coats for Kids program. About 25,000 tickets are sold during ACA! 1 8 0 1 S . M O PAC , S T E . 1 0 0 . AU S T I N , T E X A S 7 8 7 4 6

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The Junior League of Austin Coats for Kids Volunteers from 1996 and 2015.

30 Things to know on the 30th Anniversary of Coats for Kids BY: KENDALL GUINN

This year, Coats for Kids celebrates its 30th anniversary in Austin. Read these thirty fast facts to learn how it got started and how it became one of the country's most successful coat drives.

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Coats for Kids was founded by Jack Brown Cleaners, a family-owned and operated dry cleaning business.

The idea for Coats for Kids was born out of a convention of top tier dry cleaning companies from around the United States, which Jack Brown Cleaners leaders attended.

Jack Brown Cleaners opened its first location in Austin in 1935 under the name “San Jacinto Laundry.” It wasn’t until 1971 that the company changed its name to Jack Brown Cleaners.

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The inspiration came from a dry cleaner in Wisconsin who had piloted a similar charitable effort.

Jack Brown Cleaners hosted the inaugural Coats for Kids drive in December of 1986.

Not everyone was convinced that Coats for Kids would be successful in Austin. It’s Texas, after all, and winters don’t get as cold as they do in Northern states. But the Brown family had a hunch that it could be just as successful here as in other states.

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Before The Junior League of Austin became involved, Jack Brown Cleaners partnered with Goodwill Industries of Central Texas.

The first Coats for Kids was hosted at Goodwill at 5th and Lamar, where HomeAway’s downtown offices now sit.

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The Junior League of Austin became involved with Coats for Kids in 1994.

The League’s mission for Coats for Kids was to provide support in three key areas: organization, fundraising and volunteers.

According to Paul Brown, president of Jack Brown Cleaners, JLA “brought a new level of organization to the initiative.”

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In 2002, Palmer Events Center opened and became the new home for Coats for Kids Distribution Day.

After the school drives end, donations at Jack Brown Cleaners locations skyrocket. Sometimes there are so many coats donated that they fill the entire lobby!

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For three weeks out of each year Jack Brown Cleaners dedicates an entire cleaning plant to Coats for Kids.

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During sorting week, volunteers will look for rips, tears and stains on each coat so that only gently used or new coats are given to children.

As the program gained momentum, it outgrew the Goodwill facility. In 1995, it was moved to City Coliseum, a converted airplane hangar with dirt floors that sat where the Palmer Events Center is now located.

Each year a coast drive competition is hosted throughout the Austin area. Local businesses and schools compete to collect coats.

Coats are cleaned, dried, then stored.

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Youth Sorting Night is the most heavily attended sorting shift during the week before Distribution Day. Open to children ages eight and up, the League has to cap the number of volunteers at 300 due to popularity!

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If the weather on Distribution Day is cold, more coats are distributed on that day than if the weather is warm.

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Coats for Kids provides the additional coats to nonprofit agencies across Central Texas who donate them to people in need who are unable to visit on Distribution Day.

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While Coats for Kids has been replicated throughout the country, very few have had the success as Jack Brown Cleaners and The Junior League of Austin have had in Austin. Similar programs exist in Boston, North Carolina and Wisconsin, yet Coats for Kids in Austin collects more coats each year than any of its kind across the country.

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It only takes $15 to help buy a warm winter coat for a child.

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Since its founding thirty years ago, over 900,000 coats have been donated.

Any coats that are not handed out on the floor on Distribution Day are given to dozens of other non-profits through the coat surplus program.

Paul Brown credits the immense success to a combination of organization, provided by the JLA and the strong media attention garnered through partnerships with radio and TV stations, including KVUE and KVET.

The Junior League of Austin and its partners hope to hit one million coats in the next two years.

Each load contains 45-50 coats and takes one hour and fifteen minutes for the clean to dry cycle. To volunteer with or donate to Coats for Kids,

By Distribution Day, Jack Brown cleaners is usually storing 30,000-40,000 coats.

please visit www.jlaustin.org/coats.

Coats are moved to via palletized containers and a lift truck to the Palmer Events Center. It takes about 250 containers and 21 trips to and from the storage center to get all the coats there.

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Coats for Kids Partners A Special Thanks Jack Brown Cleaners Established in 1935, Jack Brown Cleaners is dedicated to providing convenient, quality products and service to its customers. Jack Brown Cleaners is the original partner of Coats for Kids, providing the collection, counting and free cleaning of each donated warm winter coat. Through Coats for Kids, Jack Brown Cleaners is committed to making a difference in Central Texas.

98.1 KVET Austin country music radio station 98.1 KVET has a commitment to community service that is unwavering. By partnering with 98.1 KVET, Coats for Kids is able to reach children all over Central Texas to distribute nearly 35,000 warm winter coats each year.

KVUE Austin Since signing on in 1971, community service has remained a cornerstone at KVUE. For 30 years, KVUE’s partnership with Coats for Kids has helped in the collection and distribution of warm winter coats to children in Central Texas each year.

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C OAT S F O R K I D S DECEMBER 10, 2016 VOLUNTEER for Sorting Week and Distribution Day DONATE $15 to help buy a brand new coat for a child in need DROP-OFF gently used coats to any area Jack Brown Cleaners ORGANIZE a Coat Drive with a group, office or school

2016 COATS FOR KIDS DATES: Volunteer Registration: October 7 - December 9 Coat Drive Competition: November 14 - November 30 Community Coat Drive: November 14 - December 7 Coat Sorting Week: December 6 - December 9 Distribution Day: Saturday, December 10th

TO VOLUNTEER OR DONATE PLEASE VISIT www.jlaustin.org/coats Fall 2016

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Programs and Community Projects

Building Better Communities The Junior League of Austin (JLA) provides volunteers and funding to area nonprofits for the benefit and enrichment of the Austin community and the development and education of League volunteers. Last year nearly 1,000 League members provided thousands of volunteer hours to the League’s community projects and programs. JLA has also provided millions of dollars over the years to fund programs and nonprofits that improve the overall well-being of our community. To the right is a summary of volunteers and funds that are allocated to each project or program that JLA supports. To learn more about these projects and programs visit www.jlaustin.org.

JLA COMMUNITY IMPACT by the numbers

150,000+

VOLUNTEER HOURS (2015-16)

2,600

JLA MEMBERS

32

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

$810,884

DONATED TO COMMUNITY PROJECTS + PROGRAMS

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Community Projects

Volunteers

Funds

Austin Humane Society

15

$12,500

Austin Smiles

10

$19,040

Austin YMBL Sunshine Camp

10

$9,500

Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary

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B.I.G. Love Cancer Center

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$11,200

BookSpring

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$16,250

Breakthrough Austin

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$15,000

CASA of Travis County

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Center for Child Protection

10

$11,250

Center for Survivors of Torture

12

$17,900

Children’s Diabetes Camp of Central Texas

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Dress for Success Austin

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$14,250

Drive a Senior Network

25

$13,000

GEN Austin

10

$16,000

Little Helping Hands

12

$12,000

Meals on Wheels and More

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$6,500

Mobile Loaves and Fishes

25

$19,247

Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin

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$15,000

Partnerships for Children

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$18,000

SafePlace

6

$15,000

Shoal Creek Conservancy

6

$15,000

Sustainable Food Center

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$7,132.50

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

8

$12,344

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

10

$6,600

The Arc of the Capital Area

5

$14,000

The Salvation Army

25

$11,420

The Settlement Home for Children

12

The Seton Fund

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$11,420

The Thinkery

33

$10,644

Westcave Preserve

7

$12,978

YMCA

6

$10,000

ZACH Theatre

35

$6,050

Coats for Kids

24

$166,697

Done-in-a-Day

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FIT - Food In Tummies

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Programs of The Junior League of Austin

$289,391

Playhouse Singers

8

$350

Spanish Immersion “Si”

12

$5,000

UT Spring Project

$2,000

Con Mi MADRE Scholarships

$2,000

TOTAL 2016-2017 Community Volunteers and Contributions

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$810,884

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Past Presidents The Junior League of Austin

Gladys Greenlee Bowman+ Ruth McCelvey Bremond+ Mamie Ray Earnest+ Julian Devereux Weeks+ Margaret Ann Caldwell Scarbrough+ Ina Williams Walker+ Hilda Rudd McElhenney+ Frances Coopwood Morgan+ Mary Tucker Muse+ Julia Matthews Perry Robinson+ Virginia Nalle Page+ Elizabeth Schneider Rogers+ Mary Helen George Ammann+ L. Ellen Steck Ross Carter+ Eleanor Niggli Tyler+ Frankie Gist Peterson+ Eleanor Stayton Gammon+ Mary Ireland Graves Dougherty+ Mary Lee Wilson Crusemann+ Hallie Groos Slaughter+* Elora Watt Smith Sue Kone Drake Beverly Nash Bell+* Mary Lucile Wicker O’Brien+ Elinor Willis Pittman+ Marjorie Dodge Granger+ Irene Hopkins Harwood+ Alice Kleberg Reynolds Meyer+ Nancy Price Bowman+ Barbara Louise Davis Neff+ Eugenia Betts Miller Shelby Reed Hearon Diane Hierholzer Finch Grant* Marian Marley McCrummen Alison Gray Kimberlin* Josephine Klotz Roche Josephine Drake McRee+ Barbara Leonard Smith* Margaret Craig Cowden Susan Dean Stayton* Susan Page Driver Carolyn Kellam Curtis Marilla Black King Nancy Chapman Collins Ann Johnston Dolce Clare Ritchie Hudspeth Regan Kimberlin Gammon Fall 2016

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Mary Gideon Herman* Elizabeth Snyder Malone Pamela Pitzer Willeford Cynthia Hendrick Kozmetsky Christina Kazen Attal Judith Allen Shelton Elizabeth Walters Atherton^ Melissa Owens Jackson Paula Thompson Herd Kristen Jones Holland Cookie Gregory Ruiz Hallie Powell Cardwell Emily Heebner Baker Nancy Cummins Prideaux Nancy Schoenvogel Edsel MariBen Ramsey*^ Joan Granger Talley Amy Johnson Dunham Suzy Balagia Diane Catalani Falkenberg Laura Wolf Beth Nance Smith KaLyn Laney Melissa Greenwood Morrow Kathi Livingston Haralson Sandy Segura AlcalĂĄ Morgen Cesarano Hardin Cathy Knapp McHorse Kelly Breeden Gregory Noack Casie Wenmohs

1985-1986 1986-1987 1987-1988 1988-1989 1989-1990 1990-1991 1991-1992 1992-1993 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016

* Denotes additional service at the regional level ^ Denotes service on the AJLI Board of Directors + Deceased

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Letter from the Sustaining President The Junior League of Austin

Austin is a GREAT place to live‌‌we all know from the amount of people moving and living here that everyone wants to be in Austin! In my eyes, one of the things that makes Austin a special place to live and give is The Junior League of Austin (JLA).

throughout the year specifically for Sustainers. Sustainers also continue to support JLA by serving alongside active members at Coats for Kids, FIT - Food in Tummies, or Done-In-A-Day events. I feel strongly that as Sustaining members, our role is to help promote the development of women by being advisors, generous donors and mentors to the Active Membership as help is requested. As Ambassadors for JLA, we have a great deal of past history, support and collective wisdom to share.

Throughout my many years in the League, it was a privilege to witness the impact the League has on our membership and the community. Member after member that makes a difference in our community in various ways; gives credit to JLA for the type of leader she has become. It is an honor to serve as the Sustaining President of The Junior League of Austin this year.

Looking forward to a great year in the League and in the best place in the world to live and give together...

Something that has changed since my days as an active member is that the Sustainer Engagement Committee exists to help League Sustainers plug in, and the group is working to create opportunities for interested members. Ideas include social gathering groups focused on a specific interest such as cooking, gardening, or investing. Additionally, the League hosts events

Kathi Haralson

Sustaining President, 2016-2017

2016-2017 Community Advisors ELIZABETH CHRISTIAN

NIKKI GRAHAM

RON KESSLER

President, Elizabeth Christian and Associates Public Relations

President, Bank of America Austin

Principal, RonKesslerGroup, LLC

EDNA RAMON BUTTS

BRAD ROBB

JOHN-MICHAEL V. CORTEZ Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Steve Adler

Director of Intergovernmental Relations & Policy Oversight, Austin ISD

Executive Director, Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation

BETSY FOSTER

KARLAN WITT

CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY

Global VP of Business Development, Whole Foods Market

Senior Partner, Cambia Information Group, LLC

CEO, Leadership Austin

Fall 2016

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Excited children scurry through the newly-carpeted aisles as their parents quicken their own steps to match. Dressed in festive colors and smocked outfits, fresh little faces gaze in wonder as the kids briefly pause to take in the exquisitely decorated 20-foot-tall Christmas tree, then pick up speed again as they remember where they’re going. Their momentum indicates that this is no time for dawdling.

A Christmas Affair 2016

A hush of anticipation fills the cavernous interior of the Palmer Events Center as the families quickly navigate. The asyet empty aisles soften most sounds and create a cushiony path connecting hundreds of merchants, each one of whom is making last minute adjustments to artfully decorated displays. Each merchant appears to be selling treasures more riveting than the last.

keeping traditions merry & bright BY AMY MITCHELL

Although captivating, the hurrying children barely notice the many rows of shiny bits and baubles. Other family members are more intrigued; however, and make mental notes of where to shop later in the day. Shopping will just have to wait, though, because someone more important waits for them upstairs. After all, it’s not every day one gets to have breakfast with Santa Claus. In what many local families enjoy as a childhood rite of passage, meeting Santa himself is sure to soon become a precious holiday memory for these kids. And, nibbling on kolaches and chocolate milk with the “Big Guy” at the Palmer can only mean one thing: Christmas has come again to Austin. The Junior League of Austin (JLA) is delighted to annually host an event which is one of Austin’s favorite and most popular holiday traditions. Celebrating its 41st year, this massive fund-raising event brings together an assemblage of merchants and activities not many can resist. The arrival of the much-beloved Christmas Market called “A Christmas Fall 2016

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Affair” (ACA) signifies to most Austinites that the Christmas season has officially begun. “ACA really kicks off the Christmas season in Austin,” said Sarah Valenzuela, JLA President. “Growing up here, I remember shopping in the marketplace with my mom, and you just knew that when ACA arrived, Christmas had, too.” Originally held at The Driskill, ACA is still filled with charming events and some of Austin’s favorite holiday shopping. However, the primary goal of ACA remains the same: first and foremost, to raise funds which are desperately needed in the Austin community. “ACA is the premier fundraiser of The Junior League of Austin,” said Leslie Moore, A Christmas Affair Chair. “It allows us to further our mission by raising more than $800,000 annually to put into the community. This money allows us to continue supplying both trained volunteers and funding to 32 community partners and 8 community projects.” Some of those community projects include FIT - Food-In-Tummies (FIT), Done-In-A-Day (DIAD), and Coats for Kids (CFK). “ACA is an amazing fundraiser orchestrated by a dedicated committee of 78 people who spend an entire year planning it in advance,” said Valenzuela. “So much of what we do in the League is only seen in small pieces, and I love to see our membership all come together and amplify what we are able to do in the Austin community. It is a tremendous experience to be able to showcase the great work of our League in such a large setting.” This year, ACA runs at Palmer Events Center from November 17 - 20, and offers not only Market Days, but also a multitude of special events to start the holiday season including a Preview Party, Fall 2016

a Brunch, a Sunrise Sip & Shop, and four of the ever-popular Santa Parties. Additionally, there will be an after-market sale of all of the decorations used at the event. From start to finish, ACA will have more than 200 merchants and upwards of 25,000 loyal shoppers, some of whom have traveled from much farther than Austin to enjoy ACA.

You can walk up and down the rows of tables at the Brunch, and see entire generations of families there.

“The thing I’m most excited about this year is that my sister is flying in from Germany,” said Moore, “and my friends from college are coming in from St. Louis for the shopping, too.” Some annual visitors making the ACA pilgrimage are a little bit closer to home. “For me, the best part of the whole event is being able spend a little special time with my daughter,” said Patricia Williams, a resident of Sherman, Texas, who drives five hours to attend ACA. “We shop and catch up with each other’s lives, which we don’t get to do as much as we would like. The merchants sell unique gifts, and of course, one of the highlights is when my grandson rockets up the stairs to visit with Santa.”

there. They bring their mothers, sisters, and daughters to the Brunch and they embrace that connection together.” This connection to the League is in reality the true and beating heart of A Christmas Affair. It is the glowing nexus which allows the League to support the Austin community. “I am just awestruck by the League presence that comes out to support us in the community,” said Valenzuela. “Every dollar that we generate is a dollar that we can put back into the community to help non-profits. When you pay that $15 entrance donation, you are putting programs to work in Austin.” “Our event sponsors are the real champions of both our League and the community,” Valenzuela continued. “They help to offset our costs so we can put more of our dollars back into Austin. We truly need the help of everyone to pull off this event, and our sponsors are heroes because they make that happen.” Not surprisingly, the warmest and most up-lifting ACA tradition is the one which embodies the true spirit of Christmas. Whether shopping or nibbling with Santa, everyone spreads joy by giving back.

As many ACA devotees already know, taking an hour at ACA to spend time together with family and friends is a wonderful and heartwarming way to begin the holiday season. “The Thursday Brunch sells out out quickly because so many Sustainers bring their families,” explained Valenzuela. “That’s their connection point to the League. You can walk up and down the rows of tables at the Brunch and see entire generations of families

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Photo by: Susan Hoermann, Evergreen Studios

Letter from the 2016 A Christmas Affair Chair Welcome to A Christmas Affair, Merry & Bright, Austin’s

behind the scenes to help staff the event, ensuring that

favorite start to the holiday season! Join us for the 41st

no details are overlooked and every piece of tinsel is in

annual event presented by The Junior League of Austin

its place.

(JLA) benefiting our local community. I would also like to thank our amazing sponsors, who Our theme this year is Merry & Bright, a reminiscent take

give so generously to make this event successful. Their

on mid-century modern complete with brightly colored

financial contributions enable us to turn our vision

ornaments, twinkling lights, and swanky cocktail parties.

of providing a premier holiday market into a thriving

We know you will enjoy attending as much as we enjoy

fundraiser. The money raised at A Christmas Affair

hosting.

directly benefits our Austin community, supporting the League’s 32 community projects, Coats for Kids and FIT –

As this year’s A Christmas Affair Chair, I would like to thank

Food In Tummies.

the extraordinary women of The Junior League of Austin. The 78 A Christmas Affair committee members have

So slip on that black dress, slide on that tux, and come be

worked tirelessly all year to present this wonderful event,

Merry & Bright !

which would not have been possible without their time,

Leslie Moore

talent, and dedication. Thanks also to the magnificent force of the more than 1,300 League volunteers working

2016 A Christmas Affair Chair

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A Christmas Affair

2016 Presenting Committee Leslie Moore, Chair Stacy Reed, Chair-Elect Alana Alexander, Ashley Anderson, Ashlee Arnold, Caitlin Bauer, Mallory Bellacosa, Alice Billingsley, Alexandra Bills, Melinda Boe, Hollie Bowen, Beth Bowers, Holly Bunnell, Sheridan Butler, Heather Campbell Worels, Paula Chaney, Alisa Cohen Victoria, Ashley Collins, Nikki Cotto, Donna Cowling, Lindsey Crawford, Karah Dalton, Christine Dormier, Elizabeth Elias, Meghan Elwell, Kristen Frink, Rori Gallagher, Kimberly Galloway, Lisa Galloway, Leslie Gandy, Fallon Gaskamp, Michele Giese, Ashley Giles, Jennifer Goff, Amy Goins, Lindsay Gustafson, Amy Hajdu, Jenni Hobson, Sara Hogan, Jenny Holm, Amy Hudson, Blair Hunter, Aynsley Interiano, Trish Koester, Danielle Kramer, Rachel Lasseter-Lommel, Holly Mace Massingill, Amy Martinez, Kelle Masters, Courtney Meinen, Candice Mendoza, Emily Montgomery, Sharon Morgan, Sarah Nigrini, Tiffany Norman, Sarah Pilkington Charbonnet, Lindsey Pope, Andrea Pratt, Nancy Prideaux, Jennifer Ransom Rice, Amanda Roberson, Hilary Roberts, Rachel Rogers, Shelley Rutherford, Lindsay Sims, Leslie Socha, Jennifer Sutherland, Melissa Tait, Kelsey Taylor, Piper Thornton, Ilona Toole, Gayle Vickers, Nancy Wade, Katie Walker, Kimberly Wereley, Stephanie Williams, Jordan Zecher

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A Christmas Affair is The Junior League of Austin’s largest fundraiser. We extend a huge thank you to all the sponsors, donors, merchants and volunteers who have worked to make this year’s A Christmas Affair event a success.

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Party Time! WED

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A Christmas Affair to Remember Preview Party

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - VIP Reception 6:30 p.m. – Doors Open 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. - Dinner 7:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Private Shopping Tickets – $150 Attire – Black Tie Optional

FRI

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside Friday Party

Friday, November 18, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets – $50 Attire – Cocktail

Following a seated dinner, guests will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, participate in a chance to win diamond jewelry, and shop A Christmas Affair’s 200+ merchant market. Jewelry by Lindsey Scoggins studio Catering by Dagar’s Catering Entertainment by The Belle Tones

Bring your friends or a special someone to a glamorous ‘50’s style cocktail party. Bid on silent auction items, capture your memories in the Wells Fargo photo booth, and dance the night away. Ticket includes all day access to market shopping. Jewelry by Diamonds Direct Catering by Bohemian Barbecue Entertainment by Chandler and the Bings Party Sponsor: Wells Fargo Media Sponsor: Tribeza

VIP Reception Sponsor: Deloitte VIP Reception Media Sponsor: Emmis Radio Preview Party Media Sponsor: Austin Way

THUR

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SAT

Holiday Hustle & Bustle

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Ladies Brunch

Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:00 a.m. – Noon Tickets – $60 Attire – Sunday Brunch

Catering by Kurant Events

Enjoy an hour and a half of private shopping before the market opens to the public while sipping on a cocktail you’ve created at the bloody mary and mimosa bar. Party Sponsor: RetailMeNot

Media Sponsor: iHeartMedia Parking Sponsor: Keller Williams Realty International

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Saturday Sunrise Sip & Shop

Saturday, November 19, 2016 Time 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Tickets – $35

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet and 3 hours of private shopping before A Christmas Affair opens to the public!

THUR

Making Spirits Bright

All that Glitters Girls Night Out

Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets - $60 Attire – Mid-Century Glam Step out with your girlfriends in your best ‘50’s glam for a night on the town. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and an evening of dancing. Blo will be onsite for hair touch-ups before your capture the memories in the photo booth. Ticket includes all day access to market shopping. Catering by Pink Avocado Entertainment by The After Party Pick -a-Package:Kendra Scott Media Sponsor: Austin Woman Magazine

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children’s events FRI

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frozen winter wonderland Breakfast with Santa

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sleigh bell breakfast

Breakfast with Santa

Friday, November 18, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Tickets – $28

Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Tickets – $28

Come join Anna and Elsa for a magical morning with Santa. The Que Pastas return with songs to get the kids dancing. Children will create a “Frozen” themed craft. Breakfast buffet provided for all party attendees.

Beloved children’s musician Joe McDermott will kick off the day with a musical delight and Jennifer of Make it Sweet will be on hand to offer a mini-class featuring fun food crafts. Breakfast buffet provided for all party attendees.

Party Sponsor: Randalls Media Sponsor: SPIRIT 105.9

Party Sponsor: Randalls Media Sponsor: SPIRIT 105.9

The Children’s Events kick-off The Junior League of Austin’s Coats for Kids coat drive. We encourage your child to bring a new or gently used coat to donate.

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Candyland Christmas

Breakfast with Santa

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Santa’s Enchanted Forest Lunch with Santa

Sunday, November 20, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Tickets – $28

Sunday, November 20, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tickets – $28

Come be entertained by Austin’s own Staci Gray while the children use their own personal flare to decorate a gingerbread house. Austin’s award winning baker, Jennifer of Make it Sweet, will be on hand to help with the magic. Breakfast buffet provided for all party attendees.

Santa and his animal friends from Tiny Tails to You petting zoo will be here to help welcome in the holiday season. Strumero will entertain guests young and old with their acclaimed folkrock mix. Lunch and crafts will be provided.

Party Sponsor: Randalls Media Sponsor: SPIRIT 105.9

Party Sponsor: Randalls Media Sponsor: SPIRIT 105.9

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The Basics

Market Information MARKET DAYS

PARKING

Thursday, November 17 | Noon – 9:00 p.m. Friday, November 18 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19 | 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 20 |11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Parking is available at Barton Creek Square Mall with complimentary shuttle service to and from Palmer Events Center. Paid parking is available at Palmer Events Center. Additional paid parking within walking distance is available at the Hyatt.

Tickets - $15 per day Browse more than 200 carefully selected local and national merchants at our elegantly decorated holiday market.

Parking is prohibited within the neighborhoods surrounding Palmer Events Center during A Christmas Affair.

Children five years and under may enter at no charge during regular market hours. Strollers and pull carts are not permitted inside Palmer Events Center.

Shuttle Sponsor: Capitol Chevrolet

TICKET INFORMATION

Coat and package check is available for $3.00. Tickets are required for special events and parties. Market Days Sponsor: IBC Bank Coat & Package Check Sponsor: Brandywine Realty Trust A Christmas Affair Tree Sponsor: Whole Foods Market Merchant Hospitality Lounge Sponsor: H-E-B

Tickets to all A Christmas Affair events are available for purchase online at www.jlaustin.org through November 15. All tickets purchased on or before November 15 will be electronic tickets. Subject to availability, tickets may be purchased at Palmer Events Center during the event. For assistance purchasing tickets, please call (512) 467-8982 x 9021 or email the Tickets Committee at acatickets@jlaustin.org.

A Surprise Treat!

Pick-a-Package Stop by the main tree during A Christmas Affair to purchase a pick-a-package for $50. Each package contains gift cards from A Christmas Affair merchants valued between $100 to $200.

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the silver bell bistro Menu Join us in our beautifully decorated tearoom and enjoy one of our mouth-watering meals fit to satisfy even the most distinguished of taste buds.

Tickets: $16.50 + tax Sponsored and Catered by: Sterling Catering and Events

Thursday, November 17

Friday, November 19

Saturday, November 20

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sterling Salad

Tomato Basil Soup

Spinach Salad

Served with choice of entree: Quiche Lorraine or Vegetarian Quiche

Served with choice of entree: Chilled Shrimp Salad or Grilled Tofu Salad

Served with choice of entree: Chicken Dish or Quinoa Cake w/ Chimichurri

Dessert: Tiramisu

Dessert: Chocolate Snickers Cake

Dessert: Fruit Tart

A Christmas Affair

ornament The official ACA 2016 Merry & Bright ornament, this year in two sizes: 6” for $24; 4” for $18. They make great gifts!

merchandise Stay Merry & Bright the whole holiday season. The Junior League of Austin booth, located at the southwest corner of the main tree, offers many unique gift items, including luxurious tea towels, holiday candles, and the opportunity to pre-order our A Christmas Affair decorations.

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Special Events Santa’s Corner

After Market Decorations Sale

Photo Sessions by: Professional Images Photography

Make Merry & Bright part of your holiday or home décor! Thousands of decorations from A Christmas Affair will be on sale at an exclusive after-market event:

Santa’s Corner will be open and available for photography during Breakfast and Lunch with Santa for party attendees as well as the following hours: Friday, November 18, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, December 2nd, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Photo packages will be available for purchase onsite or, to save yourself some time, buy your photo package online now at jlaustin.org!

After Market Decorations Sale takes place at The Junior League of Austin Headquarters: 5416 Parkcrest, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731

Santa’s Corner Sponsor: St. David’s HealthCare Media Sponsor: Austin Family magazine

Pre-orders for decorations may be placed at the The Junior League of Austin Booth located in the southwest corner of the main tree at A Christmas Affair.

Raffle The Ultimate Raffle Win the auction item of your choice before the Preview Party. Purchase two raffle tickets for $50 or five for $100 for your chance to win YOUR TOP CHOICE of the A Christmas Affair Preview Party auction items. Tickets will be on sale online from November 1-15, 2016. The lucky winner will be announced on November 15, 2016. An email will be sent to all invitation recipients on November 1, 2016 with details.

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Save the Date

The Junior League of Austin is thrilled to announce the return of our Spring Event hit,

Bunny Brunch Saturday, April 1st The UT Golf Club 2200 University Club Drive, Austin

Hop on over and join us this Spring for a fun filled egg hunt and delicious brunch with our Guest of Honor, Wendell the Bunny! Tickets & photography packages can be purchased online starting Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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Sponsors and Donors A Christmas Affair and The Junior League of Austin The Junior League of Austin thanks the following sponsors for their support of our charitable work in the community. League volunteers serve the community through well-known programs such as Coats for Kids and FIT - Food In Tummies, and also projects with non-profits, increasing their capacity with our members as a volunteer workforce. With every dollar raised for community programs, the League triples its impact when combined with the commitment of our trained volunteers. Thank you again to all of our donors and sponsors!

Benefactor Sponsors Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation

Carl C. Anderson, Sr. and his wife, Marie Jo, established their family foundation in 1966 with the main goal to help others. The mission of the foundation is: to support medical research seeking the cure and prevention of catastrophic disease; to assist in meeting the essential needs of children; and to enhance the quality of life for elderly persons and those with mental and physical disabilities. The Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation has been a long term supporter of the League and, more specifically, has been a supporter of the FIT program since its inception. With the foundation’s help, the FIT program has expanded and is helping the League work toward our goal of ending weekend hunger for students in Del Valle Independent School District.

IBC Bank – Austin

IBC Bank’s philosophy of “We Do More,” reflects its dedication to the growth and success of not only its customers but the communities it serves as well. Celebrating its 50th year anniversary, IBC continues to work relentlessly to give back to the community on a local level through philanthropic and volunteer endeavors. Since 2009, IBC Bank has been an annual sponsor of The Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair, and looks forward to another Merry and Bright year as a supporter of our League’s mission and work throughout our community.

Lindsey Scoggins Studio

Lindsey’s passion for jewelry began while in college. During that time her mother had a small collection of family jewelry redesigned into beautiful rings, which she presented to her daughters on each of their 21st birthdays. It was then when a love affair with the sentiment and significance of diamonds was born. Today, Lindsey is leading the way designing custom jewelry with fresh, beautiful designs, diamond expertise, and precision craftsmanship. Lindsey Scoggins Studio is a proud supporter of A Christmas Affair and the work The Junior League of Austin does within the Austin community. 34


Sterling Catering and Events*

Sterling Events is the caterer of choice for the most stunning and spectacular events in Central Texas. For over 21 years Sterling Events has created unparalleled events for Austin’s social calendar whether it be Weddings, Social and Corporate Events, or Fundraisers. From groups of 20 to 2000, the experienced team at Sterling Events has a long history of executing fabulous social functions of all kinds. From tapas to tents and HVAC too; Sterling Events has everything you could possibly need for your event!

SPIRIT 105.9*

SPIRIT 105.9, The Spirit of Austin, features Adult Contemporary Christian music where listeners enjoy a fresh variety of music surging in popularity. SPIRIT 105.9 is an encouraging, family-friendly radio station aiming to be a beacon of light to the city of Austin. With live and local programming, families of Austin and Central Texas are kept in mind. The Spirit of Austin fully supports the community they serve and is proud to partner with The Junior League of Austin to support A Christmas Affair for the third consecutive year.

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market is proud to be working with The Junior League of Austin FIT – Food In Tummies Program for the 2016-2017 school year to help support Del Valle schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools, and educators, the Whole Kids Foundation® works to provide children with access to fresh, nutritious meals with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Whole Foods Market’s support of the FIT Program is a great opportunity to help fulfill this mission within the Austin community. 35


Title Sponsors iHeartMedia*

iHeartMedia and all of its broadcast radio stations are dedicated to inspiring and creating positive change that improves the lives of others. The mission of iHeartMedia Communities is to galvanize local radio and outdoor resources to educate and inspire residents to make a difference within their own communities. Dedicated to supporting non-profits throughout the Austin community, iHeartMedia is proud to support A Christmas Affair year after year and is looking forward to another exciting and successful event.

Nelson Puett Foundation

The Nelson Puett Foundation is a proud sponsor of The Junior League of Austin and continues to support the League’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Randalls

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Randalls continues to work together with its customers to support programs that improve the quality of life in the communities they serve, and is committed to assisting non-profit organizations that are important to its customers and their families. Randalls Food Market is proud to be a long-time supporter of The Junior League of Austin working together to enrich the lives of those in our community. Randall’s believes that The Junior League of Austin’s programs and remarkable volunteers are a tribute to the strength of women and the power of community.

Grand Sponsors Bohemian Barbecue

As their motto states “uncommonly delicious... community conscious”. Bohemian Barbecue is more than just barbecue catering, they use recipes from great Bohemian pit masters to create their delicious barbecue and they use their passion for community to help raise awareness and funding for several nonprofits throughout Central Texas. Bohemian Barbecue is proud to support the projects and programs of The Junior League of Austin as a sponsor of this year’s A Christmas Affair.

Charles H. Phipps Family Foundation

The Charles H. Phipps Family Foundation is one of the original believers and supporters of the FIT – Food In Tummies program, providing The Junior League of Austin help and insight into hunger within Central Texas. Pairing with many nonprofits addressing hunger within our community, the Charles H. Phipps Family Foundation continues to support the FIT program year after year, finding ways to feed hungry children, provide families with nutrition education and help to bring awareness to the issue of hunger within Central Texas. 36


Donald D. Hammill Foundation

The Donald D. Hammill Foundation was established to improve the quality of life for people who have disabilities, the aged and people who are financially disadvantaged, including the working poor and those who are indigent or chronically ill. By supporting local programs, including The Junior League of Austin’s FIT - Food In Tummies program, the Donald D. Hammill Foundation is working to supply basic needs to the Central Texas community.

St. David’s HealthCare

With more than 110 sites across Central Texas, St. David’s HealthCare includes seven of the area’s leading hospitals and is one of the largest health systems in Texas. Since the inception of St. David’s HealthCare in 1996, more than $269 million have been given back to the community to improve the health and healthcare of people in Central Texas. St. David’s HealthCare is proud to partner with The Junior League of Austin for the second consecutive year in support of A Christmas Affair.

SXSW Community Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas

The SXSW Community Fund is SXSW’s first-ever philanthropic fund administered by the Communities Foundation of Texas. The fund has been used for honorees of the Dewey Winburne Community Service Award and the Grulke Prize for Career Act, as well as making charitable contributions to non-profit organizations including The Junior League of Austin.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Bank of America helps improve communities by addressing issues fundamental to economic health and sustainability. Needs addressed include: workforce development issues and education, community development, and basic needs. Not only does the Bank of America Foundation help address the immediate need, the foundation helps create a longer term solution for the issue addressed. The foundation plans to invest $2 billion over ten years. Bank of America has been a long term supporter of our FIT program and has made a significant difference in the depth of services we can provide through the JLA FIT program.

The Lowe Foundation

The Lowe Foundation was created in 1988 by Erma Lowe and her daughter Mary Ralph Lowe. Their goal is to give back to the State of Texas by supporting women and children’s health and educational needs. Since its inception, The Lowe Foundation has assisted over 400 organizations, which now includes FIT - Food In Tummies program. Funding will be used to continue the mission of reducing child weekend hunger and providing health and nutrition education to families.

Wells Fargo

Benefiting the communities where we live and work is at the heart of Wells Fargo’s culture since the company was founded. This heritage continues today through the continued support of The Junior League of Austin programs. Wells Fargo continues to support The Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair year after year, ensuring that programs such as Coats for Kids and FIT - Food In Tummies continue to greatly add to the quality of life in our communities. 37


Sponsors and Donors

A Christmas Affair and The Junior League of Austin BENEFACTOR Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation IBC Bank - Austin Lindsey Scoggins Studio Sterling Catering and Events* SPIRIT 105.9* Whole Foods Market TITLE iHeartMedia* Nelson Puett Foundation Randalls GRAND Bohemian Barbecue Charles H. Phipps Family Foundation Donald D. Hammill Foundation St. David’s HealthCare SXSW Community Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas The Bank of America Charitable Foundation The Lowe Foundation Wells Fargo PATRON Austin Regional Clinic Austin Way* Austin Woman Magazine* Brandywine Realty Trust Capitol Chevrolet Cilantro Lime Dagar’s Catering* Deloitte ECG Foundation Ed and Margaret Roberts Foundation Electric Transmission Texas, LLC Emmis Radio* H-E-B Herman Miller and Workplace Resource IBM Keller Williams Realty International Maxwell, Locke & Ritter LLP* Neiman Marcus* Nordstrom RetailMeNot Spence Diamonds* Strong Events* The Heyl Group Topfer Family Foundation Tribeza* Wylie Jordan TRIBUTE Amplify Snack Brands* Austin Family Magazine* Austin Sonic Drive Ins Bloody Revolution* Brides of Austin* CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Inc. Corner Bakery Cafe* Delta Talent, LLC. Denise Conway Giving First Kendra Scott Design* Leadership Austin*

Office Depot Foundation Oh Happy Day Photobooth* Perfect Cuts of Austin Prosperity Bank Robert and Shirley Huston Susan Hoermann - Evergreen Studios* Texas Medical Association The Flieller Family The Sherrill Family Foundation / Debbie Sherrill Courtney TABLE SPONSORS Denise Conway Independence Title Jill & Mike Klucher Lisa Kennedy MIMCO Sara Lee Supreme Lending - McClellan Branch Tina McCutchin, Patsy Sharbutt & Amanda Spearman CONTRIBUTOR Alex & Alisa Victoria Amanda Beck Foster Amber Carden Andrea Jacobs Design* Anonymous Donors Antler Mini Storage Athena Health Austin Breast Imaging Austin Monthly Magazine* Betsy & Chris Kirksey Betty Melton BMC Software Carolyn Cooper Cindy & Greg Kozmetsky Clare Stedman Clif Bar & Company* College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors - Austin Dell Technologies* Dr. & Mrs. Earl Grant Enterprise Holdings Foundation Everett Financial, Inc. FASTSIGNS* Fayruz Benyousef Consulting Gayle Vickers Holly & Kevin Priestner Jackie and Jimmy P. Fitzgerald Jaguar Austin and Land Rover Austin James Wilkerson Jeanne Cooper Jim Cooley Judith Isaacson Julie Busch Johnson Laura & Eagle Robinson Legarreta & Owen Law Firm Leslie & Jonathan Moore Lorena Legarreta Lupita & Joaquin Legarreta Nancy & Jim Edsel Revista Mujer* Robert Gandy Russell Arnold Sandra S. Heinrichs South Austin Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop St. David’s Foundation Tania Leskovar-Owens The Children’s Center of Austin

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The Groves Family The Texas Children’s Bookstore* Thinkery* Walmart Community Grant Program Wendy Albrecht SUPPORTER 3SS Amanda Spearman* Andrea & Shane Pratt Ann & Meade Bauer Anne & Robert Prentice Anonymous Donors Austex Moving* Austin Kids Directory* Austin Landmarks* Benita Trevino & Philip Brady Beth & Bryan Plater Beverly Galloway Carol & Gary Stewart Carol Delage Carson Vaughn Chandler and the Bings* Constance Hudson Cowgirls and Lace* Dana Fisher David Walker Debbie & Roger Lopez Denise Breeden Donald Nellor Dr. Michael S. Weiner Film Fleet, LLC FunFlicks Outdoor Movies of Texas Greg Walling Jenefred & Roland Davies & Family Josephine Nuncio Vera Junie & John Meskey Kay Guleke Kelly & John Breeden Kimberly A Clakley Kurant Events* Libby & Bruce Malone Lori Burch Lubbock National Bank Make It Sweet* Marcia & Bob Bailey Mary Scherer Maudie’s Tex-Mex* Mav Turner Melissa & Greg Morrow Metropolitan Community Church of Austin Michael & Dawn Bilsten Michael Miller Mr. & Mrs. John Haralson Municipal Advisory Council of Texas Patsy & David Sharbutt Paul Ivie Paula & Dan Herd PPD Development, LP R & D Molders, Inc. R. Vance and Hessie Brawley Relational Pathways – Dr. Legarreta Robert C. Williams Springfree Trampoline* Sue & Lew Paceley Susan Avant, Austin Portfolio Real Estate The After Party* Tima Brown Ty’Meka M. Reeves Westlake United Methodist Church World Fencing Data Center Inc. Yellow Cab Austin


FRIEND 512 Sno* Amy & David Dunham Anne Wheeler Anonymous Donors Austin & Krista Arnold Betsy Pobanz Betsy Wilkerson Byron Schilling Carolyn Waddle Ford Cathryn Godfrey Cindy & Steve Rose Cindy Whitesides Courtney Dickey Cynthia Peel Denise & Greg Hartman Earle & Lisa David Elizabeth Hadley Erin & Richard Donoghue Ferrell Grubbs Gloria Petersen Grace M. Crutchfield Helen Dale Simons J. Donnie Snyder Jennifer Galbraith Jim & Debbie Doggett Jim R. Ruddy John Willingham Kathleen Yeoman Lee Dykes Linda Jo Kuc M. Jean Butler Marjorie Burciaga / The Art Of Image Martha & Ralph Hawkins Matthew Owens Melissa Jackson Michele Adams Michele P. Just-Linder Mr & Mrs James Ian Carrie Natasha White Nothing Bundt Cake* Paul A. Keller Paula Boyd Philip Parker Pilar Sanchez Rachael J. Funk Reddy Ice Incorporated* Robert Benson Robert K. Lum Scott Kopas Stacy Lin Saxon The JLA Sauté Sisters The Scout Guide* The University Of Texas Golf Club* Timothy E. Sheridan Tina & Paul Leigh Tom Sellers Zaidee Tucker

Auction Donors A Christmas Affair

4.0 Cellars Abbey Rose Boutique Adore Makeup Boutique & Salon Alamo Drafthouse Amy’s Ice Cream Ana Augilar Jewelry Antonelli’s Cheese Shop Arbor Car Wash Ashley Woodson Bailey Austin Beerworks Austin Dental Spa Austin Fitness Clinic Austin Sports Therapy Authentic Beverage Management Ballet Austin Barre 3 Blanton Museum of Art-UT Austin Blo - Blow Dry Bar, Inc. Brew Exchange C3 Presents Cafe Monet Capital Music Center Champions Westlake Chaparral Ice Center Cilantro Lime Cooper’s BBQ Corepower Yoga Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery Dry Comal Creek Vineyards Embellish Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen Happy Salon and Spa Hat Creek Burger Company Hemline Hiatus Spa Hops & Grain Brewing Horseshoe Bay Resort Hotel Ella iGnite Your Life Italic JW Marriott - Austin

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Kung Fu Saloon Lewis Wines Longhorn Racing Academy LOVE Cycling Studio Luke’s Locker MOD Fitness Studio Moody Theater Nordstrom Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare Pinot’s Palette - North Austin Pluckers PubCrawler of Austin RIDE Rise River Runners & Adrift Adventures Royal Sonesta Russell Korman Fine Jewelry, Diamonds & Watches Russell’s Bakery Sea World San Antonio South Congress Hotel/Otoko Strait Music Studio Bella Salon Texas Rowing Center TGB Outfitters The Driskill Hotel The Rowing Dock Tito’s Handmade Vodka Top Golf Uchi/Uchiko Uptown Modern Villas Las Colinas Acapulco VIP Sports Marketing Viva Day Spa VOM FASS William Chris Winery Winflo ZACH Theatre


A Christmas Affair

Past Chairs 1976

Anne S. Carlson

A Christmas Affair

1977

Nancy Buford

A Christmas Affair

1978

Bitsy Henderson

A Charles Dickens Christmas

1979

Amy Jenness

A Texas Christmas

1980

Ellen Yarrell

A Christmas Affair

1981

Libby Malone

A Christmas Confection

1982

Mary Herman

Fiesta de Navidad

1983

Anne Winn

A Country Christmas

1984

Susan Baker

Christmas Around the World

1985

Chris Attal

A Colonial Williamsburg Christmas

1986

Melissa Jackson

A Nutcracker Christmas

1987

Nancy Nation

Fete de Noel

1988

Patty Huffines

A New York Christmas

1989

Lucie Taylor

Twas the Night Before Christmas

1990

Susan Parker

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

1991

Donna Stockton-Hicks

Christmas and All That Jazz

1992

Celeste Stark

The Magic of Christmas Past

1993

K. K. (Katherine) Rice

A Christmas Affair to Remember

1994

Nancy Prideaux

An Enchanted Christmas

1995

Amanda Beck

Christmas in the Mountains

1996

Julie Oles

An Old World Christmas

1997

Sheri Krause

Heavenly Holidays

1998

Hillary Anderson

A White Christmas

1999

Elizabeth Ateyeh

Celebrate the Season

2000

Lisa Rodman

A Bon Voyage Christmas

2001

Sharman Reed

Deck The Halls

2002

Laura Mauro

A Royal Holiday

2003

Beth Plater

Christmas in the Quarter

2004

Tamra Beasley

Bellissimo Natale

2005

Sandy Alcalá

A Classic Hollywood Christmas

2006

Betsy Kirksey

Christmas in Austin: Home for the Holidays

2007

Kelly Goulding

The Gift of the Magi

2008

Gayla Zachry

Noel de Paris

2009

Stacy Dollar

It’s a Wild Holiday

2010

Cathy Northcutt

Enchanted

2011

Trish Koester

The Magic of Christmas

2012

Marilyn Orr Willson

The Twelve Days of Christmas

2013

Holly Mace Massingill

Winter Wonderland

2014

Tina McCutchin

Christmas in the City

2015

Holly Wilkerson Priestner

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in Texas Y’all

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14 Districts & Stylestop Carmel, Indiana Fun mix of California cool & preppy chic apparel & accessories for women including Barefoot Dreams Malibu Collection. Facebook: 14 Districts Booth 504

Arboretum Skincare – NEW! Austin, Texas Eclectic mix of luxury bath & body goodies, specialty gift bags and French farmhouse-inspired home decor. All handmade in Texas! www.Etsy.com/Shop/ArboretumSkincare Booth 338

Bear Creek Smokehouse Marshall, Texas Collection of gourmet soups, dips, chili, and bread mixes as well as our premium-packaged savory smoked meats. www.BearCreekSmokehouse.com Booth 716

A Touch of Vintage/The Cashmere Bouquet Westworth Village, Texas Your go-to destination for one-of-a-kind accessories and forward fashions! www.TamraNovak.com Booth 349

Austin Cake Ball Austin, Texas The original cake ball purveyor who focus is on delicious, decadent, bite sized treats. Cake + Chocolate = Yum! www.AustinCakeBall.com Booth 305

Accessorize in Style – NEW! Glen Rose, Texas A boutique for those who want to stand out. Carrying embroidered tops, tunics, Native American jewelry, and leather handbags. www.AccessorizeInStyle.com Booth 357

Austin Canine Central Austin, Texas Dog and dog lover gifts will delight family and friends with our collars, toys, gifts, beautiful leather leads and more. www.AustinCanineCentral.com Booth 157

Beau Kisses - NEW! Austin, Texas Fun crazy socks for both men and women from Blue Q, Hatley, and Funatic as well as unique boxers for men and silly Christmas-light necklaces for the young and young at heart! www.beaukisses.com Booth 350

Adelante Boutique Austin, Texas An eclectic mix of women’s apparel, gifts, jewelry & home accessories. Contemporary, Bohemian and Modern looks. Fun! Fresh! Feminine! www.AdelanteAustin.com Booth 540 Adorn Boutique Lakeway, Texas Sporty, casual women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories & unique gift items www.AdornAustin.com Booth 319 AJ’s Plentiful Pantry – NEW! Houston, Texas Gourmet food made easy. Our unique meals offer a robust combinations and time tested favorites, for both the young and young at heart! www.PlentifulPantry.com Booth 135 All of Us – NEW! Sondheimer, Louisiana Family owned business of 25 years developing and producing the finest of soups, dip, muffins and cheese ball mixes. www.allofussoupdip.com Booth 248 All Stars Dips Kansas City, Missouri All natural, gluten-free gourmet dip and dessert mixes. No preservatives - no MSG - no sugar. www.allstardips.com Booth 460 Ambriz Jewelry Fredricksburg, Texas Make it look like you’ve spent a lot of time shopping by purchasing a handcrafted, unique personalized piece of jewelry or gift. www.AmbrizJewelry.com Booth 150 Annie’s Metal Outlet League City, Texas Featuring the latest & greatest seasonal and home décor including hundreds of Christmas ornaments. We personalize for FREE! www.AnniesMetal.com Booth 648

B. Cool Shop – NEW! North Augusta, South Carolina Exclusive handcrafted gifts for you & your home. Featured on TV show “Made in the Carolinas”. www.bcoolshop.com Booth 611 Baggo, Inc. Hot Springs, Arkansas A whole new level of fun with this portable beanbag toss game. Over 125 Collegiate licensed games, custom & theme. www.Baggo.com Booth 109 Barbecue Wife Austin, Texas “Junk Free” all natural Bloody Mary Mix! Handcrafted in Austin, TX. www.BarbecueWife.com Booth K-4 Batch Austin – NEW! Austin, Texas Share a taste of Austin this holiday with Batch Austin. We source only the best, small batch, handcrafted local goods sure to delight! www.BatchUSA.com Booth 308 Be Hippy Denver, Colorado Be hippy is a lifestyle brand from Denver, Colorado. Be hippy...it’s a lifestyle! www.BeHippyLifestyle.com Booth 208 Be Wee Austin, Texas Locally made leather bracelets with scripture & quotes. Accessories including scarves, hairclips, beanies, heirloom quality jewelry. www.BeWeeShop.com Booth 636 Be. Cuero, Texas Cuero, Texas A funky boutique filled with pretty prints, lovely velvets, embroidered wraps & cozy sweaters. Unique jewelry finds & Patty Lou Art. www.BeCuero.com Booth 416

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BeadHead Pajamas & Kiki Bean Venice, California Pajamas for the family made in glamorous Los Angeles. Jammies and jewels for all Facebook: Kiki Bean BedHead Booth 621 Beehive Austin Austin, Texas Beehive is: colorful, trendy, quirky, and cool. A place to catch some sun all year round! www.lovebeehive.com Booth 132 Bespoke Provisions – NEW! Boulder, Colorado Kitchen and home items including a curated sea salt collection and soy candles featuring wood wicks. www.Bespoke-Provisions.com Booth 316 Bird Dog Bay Chicago, Illinois Sophisticated yet whimsical neckwear, traditional clothing, and men’s accessories. www.BirdDogBay.com Booth 303 Bits of Courage Austin, Texas Personalize your entire Christmas list, with most items personalized on site! Including oilcloth, drinkware, blankets, & more. www.BitsOfCourage.com Booth 552 BMiley Designs Houston, Texas Framed crosses, sacred hearts, religious statues, faux taxidermy, stamped silverware, chalkboards, holiday cloches and more. Booth 536 Brit & Belle Austin, Texas Featuring handbags & clutches with a wide variety of styles & price points. There is something for every girl on your list! Facebook: BritAndBelle Booth 434 Brushes and Bows Hurst, Texas Trendy fashions and flashy footwear for girls (sizes 3 mo - 10 yo). Hip, chic accessories and dazzling stocking stuffers. Booth 307


Burton’s Maplewood Farms - NEW! Medora, Indiana Texas Straight Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup www.burtonsmaplewoodfarm.com Booth 217 Carmie’s Kitchen Wylie, Texas Gourmet food including dip mixes, soups, cheeseballs & olive oil seasonings. www.PepperSprings.com Booth 101 Cat Spring Yaupon Cat Spring, Texas Texan for tea. Locally sourced yaupon tea and special tea accessories for the tea lovers and “hard to shop for” on your list. www.CatSpringTea.com Booth 343 Char Designs, Inc. Santa Fe, New Mexico A designer boutique with hand-painted leather and suede jackets, one-of-akind vintage lace skirts, camisoles and jackets. Also an extensive collection of 100% white cotton shirts and blouses with handmade lace. Jewelry by Demian & Alex. Facebook: Char Designs Booth 522 Cheers to You Hot Springs, Arkansas Custom blended cocoas, cappuccinos, and teas. All recipes offered as regular blends, sugar free, no sugar added, and decaffeinated. www.CheersToYou.com Booth 713 Chocolaterie Tessa Austin, Texas A 30-year family tradition. Shop European-style boxed chocolates, salted caramels and chocolate-covered snacks. www.ChocolaterieTessa.com Booth 612 Christmas Carvings, Etc. Lockhart, Texas Handmade wooden Christmas Santas, ornaments and dolls. All items are hand carved and painted by local Texas artisans. www.ChristmasCarvingsEtc.com Booth K8 ClutchMatters Austin, Texas Constantly on-the-go? Our products are great for the purse, office, gym bag or car -perfect travel companion + lots of gifts for all! www.clutchmatters.com Booth K1 Cool Corks – NEW! Dallas, Texas Custom printed bulletin boards personalized for holiday, birthday, baby and graduation gifts—all made in the USA! www.CoolCorkBoards.com Booth 237 Criquet Shirts – NEW! Austin, Texas Men’s and Boys’ clothing brand inspired by classic, vintage designs, based here in Austin, Texas. www.CriquetShirts.com Booth 228

Crosses & More / Uptown Chic New Braunfels, Texas Women’s and children’s clothing and accessories plus unique gifts for that special person. Facebook: UptownChic New Braunfels Booth 105 Crown By RC Lewisville, Texas Made-to-order apparel, state jewelry and pajamas customized with monogram or applique. www.CrownByRC.com Booth 334 Daily Juice Austin, Texas Fresh juices & smoothies – plenty of FREE samples! Learn about a juice cleanse reboot for them Daily Juice coowners. www.DailyJuiceCafe.com Booth 719 Dandy New Orleans, Louisiana Individually handcrafted one-of-a-kind ceramic gem jewelry paired with various leather and chains. www.DandyCraft.com Booth 340 Deep South Barrels Pearland, Texas Specializing in personalized and unique gifts handcrafted from reclaimed oak barrels and new white oak stock. www.DeepSouthBarrels.com Booth 604 DGZ Chocolates Houston, Texas We manufacture Toffarazzi, our awardwinning version of toffee. We also have unique personalized gifts! www.DGZChocolates.com Booth 144 DIVA, The Ultimate Design Studio Georgetown, Texas Custom floral arrangements, ornaments, accessories, nativities, garlands, candles, reindeer, Santas, angels, and other home décor. www.DivaGeorgetown.com Booth 640 D-Pratt Wine Bottle Stoppers - NEW! Leander, Texas Hand-turned wine stoppers made of wood and antler. Unique one-of-a-kind gifts for those guys in your life. www.StopYourtop.com Booth 702 Embellish Nails & Boutique Austin, Texas Stylish clothes, jewelry, gifts, and holiday decor from an Austin-based, women owned boutique; bling, glitter and holiday cheer abound! www.EmbellishNails.com Booth 402 Eric Doggett Studios – NEW! Austin, Texas Fine art products celebrating Austin families and the city they love! www.FineArtByEric.com Booth 322

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Erin’s Earrings Georgetown, Texas Handcrafted jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings) using Swarovski crystals, genuine stones, and fresh water pearls. www.ErinsEarrings.com Booth 234 Evoke Women – NEW! Aspen, Colorado Handmade in Aspen. Unique leather bags decorated with semi-precious stones. Funky leather skirts, mala necklaces & handmade scarfs. www.EvokeWomen.com Booth 609 Exit82ART – NEW! Spicewood, Texas Austin’s original creator of stone drink coasters featuring beautiful imagery from the city’s landmarks, both new and old. www.Exit82Art.com Booth 219 Fancy Schmancy Décor – NEW! Rosenberg, Texas From home, holiday or seasonal decor Fancy Schmancy Decor wants to help inspire you with your home both inside and out. www.FancySchmancyDecor.com Booth 119 Fat Rat Frisco, Texas Resort wear & accessories. Vibrant hues and prints. Sizes: doll-child-adult-plus. www.FatRatFamily.com Booth 454 FIG Home – NEW! Austin, Texas Timeless designs seamlessly blending old and new to create striking pieces for your home and wardrobe. www.FigHome.com Booth 326 Fisk and Fern – NEW! Austin, Texas Dish towels & kitchen gifts, with fun & happy foodie characters such as Queso, Wine, Margaritas, & Ramen! www.FiskAndFern.com Booth 141 Fred Stockbauer –Goldsmith – NEW! Wimberly, Texas Beautiful handcrafted designer gold jewelry with precious and semi precious stones. www.FredStockbauer.com Booth 229 French Laundry Home – NEW! High Point, North Carolina French Laundry Home is a wonderful source for bedding, pillows, tabletop, holiday, children’s items, gifts, bathroom items, and furniture. www.FrenchLaundryHome.com Booth 422 Garlic Grater - NEW! Austin, Texas The Gourmet Grater is original Folk Art from France and Spain and is handmade by local artisans. They are artistically beautiful for display purposes and efficient for everyday use. Featured on the Today Show with Giada De Lauentiis as a “must have gourmet kitchen tool”. Booth 603


Georgian House Antiques Baton Rouge, Louisiana Antique English & Children’s Prints, English & Oriental China, Books, Golf Memorabilia, Napkin Rings, Small Silver & Gifts. www.GeorgianHouseAntiques.com Booth 102 Gourmet Blends Torrance, California We blend a variety of fresh fruits, herbs and spices with only the highest quality barrel aged balsamic vinegar and olive oil. www.GourmetBlends.us Booth 426 Grace and Lace – NEW! Cedar Park, Texas Women’s accessories, scarves, boot cuffs, boot socks and arm warmers www.GraceAndLace.com Booth 608 Great Rocky Mountain Fur Saratoga, Wyoming Diverse collection of ladies’ fine, high fashion and contemporary fur garments and accessories. www.GreatRockyMountainFur.com Booth 556 Haute Totz Tyler, Texas Children’s boutique offering the best for your babies, newborn to size 16. www.HauteTotz.com Booth 442 Have 2 Have It Dallas, Texas Original “ear-resistable” bunnies and puppies with a nose that is a pocket for the tooth fairy. www.Have2HaveIt.com Booth 318 Hempton’s Retro Threads – NEW! Austin, Texas Purveyor of fabulous vintage-inspired clothing, shoes, & accessories for both men and women. Specializing in pinup, rockabilly, and classic looks from the 1940s and 1950s. www.HemptonsRetro.com Booth 450 High Cotton Clothing Co. Tyler, Texas High Cotton Clothing offers traditional southern apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. Facebook: High Cotton Clothing Booth 438 Holiday Highlights – NEW! Houston, Texas Lighted, whimsical, and embroidered holiday aprons and stockings. www.HolidayHighlights.com Booth 125 HookNHide, LLC – NEW! Charleston, South Carolina Handcrafted belt buckles that are works of art, and bottle openers! www.HookNHide.com Booth 226 Initially Yours Cypress, Texas Personalized gifts to fit each recipient’s personality and taste. Create a unique, special gift they will remember! www.IYBoutique.com Booth 106

Iona Handcrafted Books Austin, Texas Heirloom quality journals, sketchbooks, & photo albums. Perfect gift for the creative, sentimental person on your list! www.IonaHandcraftedBooks.com Booth 345

Kaleidoscope Toys Round Rock, Texas Your place for unique, fun, quality toys that spark the imagination, challenge the mind and delight the heart. www.KdsToys.com Booths 122, 124

Jacqueline B Thousand Oaks, California Up to the minute clothing at great prices. Booth 223

Kinda Krazy Kids & Kompany – NEW! Westlake Hills, Texas Christmas pj’s & smocked clothes for boys & girls. Advent Calendars. www.KindaKrazyKids.com Booth 200

Jessica Thompson Design & Accessories New York, New York Fashion forward accessories & jewelry for the modern woman who appreciates classic style with an edge as well as a timeless appeal. www.JessicaThompsonDesign.com Booth 417 Jessie Marie Designs San Antonio, Texas Enjoy fabulous shawls, scarves and handmade weekender bags, all designed by UT graduate Jessica Nadeau. www.JessieMarieDesigns.com Booth 317

Knotty Kid – NEW! Memphis, Tennessee Knotty or nice, find the perfect gift from this unique, edgy assortment of handmade monsters, ornaments, play-wear and toys. www.KnottyKid.com Booth 241 L & D Events Germantown, Maryland Unique collection of fur trimmed boutique items and outerwear. www.LandDEvents.com Booth 302

Jewelry Girl Boutique Leawood, Kansas Offers a wide range of apparel and accessories to make looking fabulous effortless! Booth 748

Ladybugs Children’s Boutique – NEW! Mansfield, Texas Funky kids boutique specializing in the cutest of apparel and accessories. www.LadybugsKids.com Booth 601

Jimmy’s Vault – NEW! New Orleans, Louisiana Regional products with a focus on handmade jewelry, gifts, art, and toys. Hand-made leather bracelets, belts, and coasters. www.JimmyRockIt.com Booth 743

Lavish Leathers, LLC – NEW! Buda, Texas Specializing in hand cut leather jewelry, creating a unique and affordable accessories that is truly like no other. www.LavishLeathers.com Booth 365

Joe Koen & Son Jewelers Austin, Texas Since 1883, a unique collection of fine, fun, holiday and collegiate jewelry and gifts. www.JoeKoenJewelers.com Booth 560 Jose Madrid Salsa – NEW! Zanesville, Ohio Makers of New Mexican style salsas for thirty years. Great flavors for everyone on your gift list. www.JoseMadridSalsa.com Booth K6 Julie B La Grange, Texas Upscale emporium of designer jewelry, clothing, to traditional & eclectic giftware. Shoes, stationery giftware & everything in between. www.Julie-B.com Booth 449 Julie’s Boutique Charlotte, North Carolina Trendy women’s fashions & accessories at fantastic prices. www.JuliesClothing.com Booth 635

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Leftovers Antiques Home Mercantile Brenham, Texas Antiques, Christmas décor, apothecary, unique gifts, books, birdseed gifts, and much, much more... www.LeftoversAntiques.com Booth 401 lila+hayes littles loungewear Fort Worth, Texas Classic monogramable pima cotton children’s line for sizes newborn to ten, and amazing women’s pajamas. www.LilaAndHayes.com Booth 238 Limbo Jewelry Austin, Texas Featuring clean lines & geometric shapes, Limbo is emerging in the slow fashion movement as a sustainable brand to watch. www.LimboJewelry.com Booth 645 Lisi Lerch, Inc. – NEW! West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania Attainable, luxury jewelry and the original designer of everyone’s FAVORITE tassel earrings! www.LisiLerch.com Booth 161 Little Bow Diddly Broussard, Louisiana Children’s gifts & accessories including bow ties for the little guy in your life and handmade hair bows & headbands for all ages! www.LittleBowDiddly.com Booth 740


Liz James Designs - NEW! Austin, Texas Unique jewelry handmade in Austin with semi-precious stones, 14kt gold fill and sterling silver metals. www.LizJames.com Booth 411 LOLA – Live on Love Always –NEW! Cedar Park, Texas Discover LOLA offers unique items for women, including clothing, jewelry and accessories. We believe personal style is not one size fits all. Visit us today to discover your style with Discover LOLA. www.DiscoverLola.com Booth 412 Longhorn Fashions Austin, Texas Our fun sweaters, cozy vests, Texasthemed tees, stylish purses, and unique gifts are sure to be a hit with everyone on your list! www.LonghornFashions.com Booth 222 Longhorn Racing Academy San Marcos, Texas The Longhorn Racing Academy is a high performance driving school, that puts drivers behind the wheel of exotic supercars, around real racetracks! www.LRAcademy.com Booth 658 Lounge Lizard Kingsland, Texas Iron home décor. Each piece is designed in our workshop, handcrafted and individually brush-painted. www.LoungeLizardUSA.com Booth 348 Lucky Lady – NEW! Waco, Texas Your place for S’well hot and cold water bottles, Lollia and Apothecary bath and body gifts, re”wine”d candles, and holiday and home décor. Facebook: Lucky Lady Booth 117 Lucky Thread Boutique – NEW! San Antonio, Texas Fun Gifts for everyone on your list! Lots of “grab and go items” with your initials. Kate Spade, Lily Pulitzer, Mud Pie, and more. www.LuckyThread.com Booth 445 Make It Sweet Austin, Texas Your specialty shop for tools, supplies & ingredients to make beautiful and delicious cakes, cookies & candies. We teach classes too! www.makeitsweet.com Booth 242 Mana Culture Austin, Texas A curated collection of bohemian jewelry, designed to inspire the heart and ignite the soul. www.ManaCulture.com Booth 617 Mango-Bay – NEW! Norwalk, Connecticut Hand screened belts and hand dyed scarves for women and girls. www.MangoBayDesign.com Booth 619

Marye-Kelley Houston, Texas Unique handmade decoupage coasters, picture frames, tissue box covers, ornaments, melamine platters, and glass cutting boards. www.Marye-Kelley.com Booth 459 Mélange Eye Candy – NEW! Houston, Texas An Eye Catching Assortment of Fashion Forward Affordable Accessories and Apparel. www.MelangeEyeCandy.com Booth 239 Metro Man Gifts San Francisco, California Fun, creative and unique gifts that men will love! www.MetroManGifts.com Booth 300 Mi Casa Tamales Boerne, Texas Texas size homemade tamales, gourmet food and holiday gifts that center around Christmas morning. www.TamalesMiCasa.com Booth 753 Michele’s Estate Jewelry & Silver Austin, Texas Large selection of fine estate/antique jewelry, sterling silver flatware, holloware and Christmas ornaments. www.MichelesSilver.com Booth 649 Mignon’s of Brentwood – NEW! Nashville, Tennessee Stylish clothing, unique jewelry & accessories, and gifts with a country music feel and a “Nashville” flair! Facebook: 5mignons Booth 641 Mishu Designs Hewlett, New York Featuring unique magnetic and wall decor gifts for all ages. Our signature product is My Mighty Magnet. www.MishuDesigns.com Booth 448 Miss Rose Sister Violet Carmel, California Lovers and creators of sophisticated whimsy! We design giftware, home wares, clothing & children’s products with love! www.missrosesisterviolet.com Booth 654 Molly and Me Boutique Frisco, Texas Affordable and trendy boutique outfits and pajamas for girls and their 18” dolls such as American Girl. Facebook: Molly and Me Boutique Booth 354 Mom’s Enterprises Elmhurst, Illinois Painted canvases both for home and holidays. One of a kind character dolls using various materials. www.MomsEnterprises.com Booth 358

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Musee Madison, Mississippi Hand-pressed bath balms made from natural ingredients. Soak in Life. www.MuseeBath.com Booth 616 My Team Boutique Cedar Park, Texas Team colored fashions for game day and everyday. Great style for tailgating and two-stepping. www.MyTeamBoutique.com Booth 351 Naked Body+Bath Houston, Texas Fragrant soaps and gifts to pamper your family and friends. www.NakedBodyAndBath.com Booth 201 Nannie & Pal Children’s Wear Austin, Texas An Austin based business specializing in fine holiday children’s wear and accessories for Boys and Girls. 0-10 years. www.NannieAndPal.com Booth 749 Nellie’s Scottish Shortbread Tyler, Texas Nellie’s Shortbread is a delicious buttery shortbread cookie made in Texas from a 200 year old family recipe! www.NelliesShortbread.con Booth K9 No. 4 St. James - NEW! Austin, Texas Rare, high quality gifts inspired by life in the great State of Texas. www.FourStJames.com Booth 624 Northwest Hills Pharmacy – NEW! Austin, Texas A delightful gift store that just happens to have a pharmacy! A truly enjoyable shopping experience. www.northwesthills.net Booth 600 Nothing Bundt Cakes Austin, Texas Nothing Bundt Cakes makes the world sweeter! Made fresh daily using only the finest ingredients. www.NothingBundtCakes.com Booth 738 Oh Yeah! Bee Cave, Texas Oh Yeah is a fun gift shop! Cute Christmas Tees, Accessories, Baby Apparel and Top Brand Clothes. Cute FREE tote bag with purchase! www.OhYeahBoutique.com Booth 620 One Minute Skin Care Products - NEW! Houston, Texas Free moisturizing Hand treatments! Christmas gifts for family friends and teachers. www.OneMinuteManicure.com Booth 756 Only Little Once – NEW! Tomball, Texas Girls boutique specializing in Christmas dresses, casual clothes and gifts. Infant to 14 years. www.OnlyLittleOnce.com Booth 405


Orazure Hand Roasted Coffee Magnolia, Texas We roast remarkable tasting coffee from small farms. Hot samples and gift boxes. Coffee subscriptions make great gifts. www.Orazure.com Booth 741 Original Santas, LLC Kingwood, Texas One-of-a-kind, hand made Santa displays and holiday season accessoriesclassic additions for your holiday decor. www.LindaJDesigns.com Booth 128 Peanuts ‘n Jelly Beans - NEW! Uvalde, Texas Full service embroidery, vinyl and heat transfer personalization on gifts, bags, baby items, pajamas and loungewear and more! Personalized T’s and jewelry, Ann Page paper goods, EllaB candles, Children’s gifts and toys. Facebook: Peanuts ‘n Jelly Beans Booth 156 Pearls for Girls – NEW! Parker, Colorado Unique hand made cultured pearl jewelry with sterling silver, 14k gold and other accents! Something for ALL ages & occasions. www.PearlsForGirls.net Booth 639 Piece Maker –NEW! Friendswood, Texas Modern organic jewelry, home decor, and art hand crafted to adorn and accessorize the home and body. www.PieceMakerShop.com Booth 113 Pink Armadillos & fabYOUlous - NEW! Lakeway, Texas A perfect blend of fun and trendy tees and coordinating apparel and accessories. www.PinkArmadillos.com Booth 143 Pizzazzzz Chesterfield, Missouri Huge variety of Christmas ornaments and upscale, unique holiday decor and gifts. Facebook: Pizzazzzz Booth 659 PK Fine Imports Palm Springs, California Fine hand crafted Mexican pewter serving ware for all of your gift and entertaining needs at amazing prices. www.PKFineImports.com Booth 249 Pomegranate Moon Conway, Arkansas Hand-felted gifts and accessories for women, children and pets. Every item is one-of-a-kind. www.PomegranateMoon.com Booth 204 Pony Pal Stables Austin, Texas Pony Pals are for children of all ages. Unicorns, zebras and ponies in four colors. Made with metal frames and beautiful plush bodies. www.PonyPalStable.com Booth 518

Posh Play Fort Worth, Texas Stylish, wipeable play mats, diaper clutches, lunch boxes and bibs. www.PoshPlayMat.com Booth K2 Prickly Pear – NEW! LaGrange, Texas Unique gifts and home decor www.PricklyPearLG.com Booth 407 Pure & Simple Soy Candles Round Rock, Texas Hand poured soy candles, body butters and scrubs. Preservative free products that are very hydrating and nourishing for your skin. www.PureAndSimpleSoy.com Booth 726 QPC - Quality Pennants Company Georgetown, Texas Framed pennants of colleges, professional sports teams, military, rock ‘n’ roll and much more. Booth 160 Rare Trends Austin, Texas Unique couture. Contemporary, chic women’s apparel with a focus on leathers and furs. We believe women should wear art. www.RareTrends.com Booth 306 Rattlesnake Ranch Pecans Crockett, Texas The perfect candy-coated and plain pecans to fit anyone’s taste. www.RattlesnakeRanchPecans.com Booth 712 Raven + Lily Austin, Texas Raven + Lily is committed to providing modern products that are made by hand, follow fair trade standards, and are eco-friendly. www.RavenAndLily.com Booth 352 Red Bird Design Georgetown, Texas We blend Americana and Bohemian styles to create a look that is unique, affordable, and has a one of a kind vintage feel. www.ShopRedbirdTruck.com Booth 342 Rhineland Cutlery – NEW! Melbourne, Florida Forged high carbon German Steel cutlery. Engravable on both the handle and the blade for that perfect personalized gift! www.RhinelandCutlery.com Booth 728 Rifle + Radford Austin, Texas Austin-based design studio specializing in curious collections of handcrafted jewels. Enjoy some R + R today! #jewelyourself www.RifleAndRadford.com Booth 149

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Roaming Wild – NEW! Valley Mills, Texas Western Boheme Couture. A wildly unique collection of women’s clothing & accessories. Handcrafted exclusive pieces for lifestyle & home. roaming-wild.myshopify.com Booth 457 Roqqua – NEW! Rosenburg, Texas Jewelry featuring exotic skins, semiprecious stones and metals with a mountain chic flare. www.roqqua.com Booth 341 Rosse & James Austin, Texas Raw gemstones, sterling and gold cuffs, rings, beaded bracelets, bangles, earrings, chokers, lariats, tassel necklaces. www.rosseandjames.com Booth K7 Salvage-Style – NEW! Austin, Texas Repurposed, clever, colorful- vintage home & holiday decor with a funky twist featuring personalized wall signs & sports related gifts. www.etsy.com/shop/SalvageStyle Booth 118 Sarah Briggs Jewelry Waxahachie, Texas Laid back luxe jewelry for the girl who loves unique art-driven pieces. www.SarahBriggs.com Booth 419 Savannah Bee Company – NEW! Savannah, Georgia Artisanal, raw honeys, including fresh honeycomb and whipped honeys. Our honeys are never pasteurized. We also feature all natural, hive ingredient based body care products. www.savannahbee.com Booth 413 Sealed Coolers – NEW! Rockport, Texas One-of-a-kind soft-sided coolers made from cowhide, skins and colorful textiles collected from Panama, Mexico and Guatemala. www.sealedcoolers.com Booth 110 Selfies on Canvas – NEW! Heath, Texas We take photos directly from your smart phones, print them on canvas and stretch them over an under-frame. Decorative frames available. “If you think you like your pictures on your phone, wait until you see them on Canvas!” Booth 137 Serena Lissy Chocolate - NEW! Austin, Texas Austin based, award winning chocolatier. Boxed chocolates, caramels and hand crafted candy bars. www.SerenaLissy.com Booth 123 Sertodo Copper - NEW! Austin, Texas Hammered copper goods, handcrafted with 100% pure recycled copper. High quality gifts for home, kitchen and entertaining. www.Sertodo.com Booth 324


Shirley’s Potpourri Canton, Texas Handcrafted potpourri, refresher oils, garland & wreaths made with dehydrated fruits and vegetables. Stick your nose in our business. www.ShirleysPotpourri.com Booth 703

Soy Austin - NEW! Austin, Texas Vintage custom soy candles poured locally in beautiful jars that you can personalize on the spot for any occasion! Facebook: Soy-Austin-59 Booth 444

The Candy Jar Austin, Texas Austin’s premier candy shop offers a wide variety of confections and chocolates including candy club subscription and gift baskets. www.TheCandyJarTX.com Booth 512

Sikara & Co. – NEW! Austin, Texas Designer jewelry, inspired by Mousumi Shaw’s global travel photography, features modern sterling, vermeil & gemstones. www.Sikara.com Booth 625

STRUT Austin, Texas Clothing, jewelry, and accessories for the sophisticated woman with an edge. www.ShopStrut.com Booth 325

The Guayabera Shirt Store / Linen Dreams Austin Texas The Guayabera Shirt Store: men and boys fine Guayabera shirts. Linen Dreams: women’s night wear in 100% linen www.TheGuayaberaShirtStore.com Booth 760

Silk Squirrel – NEW! Rio Dell, California Wearable art and unique silk gifts for the women in your life. www.SilkSquirrel.com Booth 235 Smathers & Branson Bethesda, Maryland 100% Hand Stitched Needlepoint Belts and Accessories. New This Year: Coozies www.SmathersAndBranson.com Booth 452 Sock 101 Lees Summit, Missouri Colorful, fun socks for men, women and kids. Be sure to check out our Sock of the Month Club! www.Sock101.com Booth 724 SoLa – NEW! Austin Texas Austin’s favorite all-in-one boutique since 2002. Make a statement with fresh, fashion styles to keep you a step ahead of the crowd. www.SolaStyle.com Booth 408 SoloSol Movement Manhattan Beach, California Lifestyle & Activewear designed by 2 sisters. Figure flattering styles with fun & vibrant prints. Men, women & kids. www.SoloSolMovement.com Booth 151 Southern Candymakers New Orleans, Louisiana Freshly made pralines, tortues and assorted toffees and plenty of other treats all made in the French Quarter. www.SouthernCandymakers.com Booth 627 Southern Roots Rockwall, Texas A southern lifestyle boutique specializing in ladies apparel and accessories. Onsite monogramming available in booth. www.ShopSouthernRootsTX.com Booth 211 Southwestern Elegance Ingram/Kerrville, Texas One of a kind home decor, architectural, gifts, jewelry & seasonal. There’s something for everyone. Hill Country Elegance! Facebook: Southwestern Elegance Booth 707

Susie’s South Forty Confections, Inc. Midland, Texas Our Famous Pecan Toffee, Texas Trash, Chocolate Rocks, assorted barks and our creamy KICKERS praline. www.SusiesSouthForty.com Booth 261 Taylor and Tessier Aspen, Colorado Handmade jewelry catering to any women looking for a unique piece of jewelry. www.TaylorAndTessier.com Booth 259 Tea-Licious, Inc. Burnet, Texas Featuring sweet pickles, relish & Daddy B’s Seasoning gift kit. Men love our spices and everyone loves our sweet pickles. www.Tea-Licious.com www.DaddyBSpices.com Booth 139 TeePees from Rattlesnake Crossing Ormond Beach, Florida Hand-painted, child-sized TeePees & safe bow and arrow sets to spark every child’s imagination. Booth 705 TexasCraftBeerClub.com - NEW! The Woodlands, Texas Memberships to the only Texas Craft Beer Club of the month. All new member sign-ups will receive their choice of hat or shirt and a pint glass. www.texascraftbeerclub.com Booth 729 Teysha Austin, Texas Handcrafted, one of a kind, and custom designed boots, shoes and accessories. www.Teysha.is Booth 112 The Barton Table - NEW! Austin, Texas Delicious, small batch dessert sauces made in Austin, Texas. The perfect addition to any dessert. www.TheBartonTable.com Booth K5 The Black Market Hart, Texas “Old Gringo” handmade boots. Carrying over 50 styles for women size 5-11 and men size 8-13. Custom fitting available on-site. www.BlackMarketBoots.com Booth 254

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The Haute Gypsy - NEW! Lubbock, Texas Stylish, unique, and Classic women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. the-haute-gypsy.myshopify.com Booth 708 The Limoges Lady Houston, Texas Specializing in authentic, hand painted, porcelain Limoges boxes from France. www.TheLimogesLady.com Booth 706 The Pajama Princess Austin, Texas PJ’s, lounge pants, boxers, sleepwear for family, teens, sleepshirts, ladies cozy PJ’s, nighties, blankets, bobes www.ThePajamaPrincess.com Booth 335 The Relished Roost – NEW! Tomball, Texas Casual entertaining and party products that are unique, on-trend and fabulously simple. www.TheRelishedRoost.com Booth 638 The Stocking Stuffer Austin, Texas Unusual and wacky stocking stuffers for everyone on your list! We are in the business of smiles on Christmas Morning! www.treiwi.com Booth 441 The Texas Children’s Bookstore – NEW! Austin, TX Newest children’s store in town! Explore our creative and exciting books, toys and clothing! Booth 310 The Treasured Accessory Calabasas, California Beautiful “of the moment” jewelry. www.TheTreasuredAccessory.com Booth 605 The Wired Canary – NEW! Friendswood, Texas Silverplate silverware repurposed to make a variety of unique gift items. Booth 129 The Write Designs Carrollton, Texas Decorative cups and koozies, humor napkins and more. Fun for all your party and holiday occasions! www.TheWriteDesigns.com Booth 653


The Write Plate, Inc. – NEW! Dallas, Texas Home and holiday decor created to inspire and cultivate family traditions. Please visit our websites www.writeplate.com and www. familytreedition.com to view a complete product line. www.writeplate.com Booth 153 Thirty-A Threads – NEW! Santa Rosa Beach, Florida The beautiful beaches of 30a, come experience a little of Florida & shop the hottest selection of gifts for ladies, men & kids. www.thirtyathreads.com Booth 311 Three Sisters Bows Weatherford, Texas Top quality handmade-in-Texas bow boutique! Headbands, trendy caps and monogramming www.ThreeSistersBows.com Booth 216 Treisi Jewelry Norwalk, Connecticut Hand-crafted, fashion forward designer jewelry at amazing prices! www.Treisi.com Booth 301 Trinity River Wood Studio – NEW! Fort Worth, Texas Hand crafted cutting and serving boards, as well as gifts for the office: hand turned pens, phone holders, and tablet holders. www.TRWoodStudio.com Booth 148 trulyYOURS, LLC - NEW! Millersville, Maryland Cashmere ponchos, traveler’s wraps in 40 colors with complementing tortoise shell, natural horn and sideways initials jewelry. www.TrulyYoursOnline.com Booth 437

Ultra Bella, LLC Celebration, Florida Girls’ & ladies’ accessories, jewelry, & gifts for the home. Handcrafted by the designers of ultrasuede & Swarovski crystals. www.UltraBella.com Booth 700 Under Wraps Dallas, Texas Providing designer gift wrap, gable gift boxes, tulle, raffia, wire-edge and sheer ribbon at wholesale prices for 40 years. www.UnderWrapsGiftWrap.com Booth 205 Urban Rocks - NEW! The Woodlands, Texas Uniquely our jewelry has been artfully hand-strung, using the most beautiful gemstones we can discover. Affordable Luxury. www.ShopUrbanRocks.com Booth 158 Usborne Books & More Lakeway Lakeway, Texas The best books in the world for children of all ages. They stir the imagination and make children say, “Read it again!” www.usbornelink.com Booth 754 Viajera Imports – NEW! Santa Barbara, California Modern ethnic jewelry, bags, and home goods handmade by female Indian artisans to help support their culture and communities. www.ViajeraImports.com Booth 252 Vintage Soul – NEW! Dripping Springs, Texas A vintage boutique specializing in one of a kind pieces for you and your home. Unique hats, tanks and tees. www.VintageSoulTX.com Booth 243

Twisted Simplicity Plano, Texas Affordable, unique fresh fashion for women, along with some holiday cheer. Booth 508

Vintage Ware Austin, Texas Quality leather bracelets designed from vintage treasures; each with a story to tell. www.Vintage-Ware.com Booth 400

Two Elves with a Twist Frisco, Texas Holiday home décor, fashion accessories, & boutique clothing that will sparkle for the holidays! www.BacioFashions.com Booth 720

Wild Child – NEW! Austin, Texas Unique and one of a kind gift items, clothing and accessories for baby girls 4T. Fishing shirts and hunting attire for little boys. Booth 516

Two Lumps of Sugar - NEW! Cary, North Carolina Aprons, oven mitts & adult bibs. Thermal trunk organizers, casserole carriers and more. Gifts for any age & size! www.TwoLumpsOfSugar.net Booth 218

Wild Oats Boutique – NEW! Lubbock, Texas A trendy, unique, affordable clothing store for missy and junior shopping. Facebook: Wild Oats Lubbock Booth 255

Two Pearls – NEW! Albertville, Alabama Real pearls at unreal prices. Pearl bracelets, pearl necklaces, pearl earrings, and pearl rings!! www.twopearls.com Booth 721

Wildgoose Manufacturing and Mail Order Ingram, Texas Quality luggage and leather made in Texas at Wildgoose. Unique gifts: antler, fossil, cowhides, lamps, boxes, handmade knives & décor. www.WildgooseTexas.net Booth 421

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Willigan’s Island – NEW! Austin, Texas Locally made Garlic Jalapeño Pickled Green Beans that are perfect for your Bloody Mary, Michelada or Dirty Martini. www.WilligansIsland.com Booth K3 Wimberly, Inc. Austin, Texas Beautiful agate, druzy and wood jewelry. Personalized charms, gemstone jewelry, custom handbags and totes. www.WimberlyInc.com Booth 453 Wise Guyz Gadgets Austin, Texas Handmade gadgets for everyone from the gardener to the BBQ master! www.Wise-Gadgets.com Booth 758 Zinger Hardware & General Merchant Austin, Texas Innovative stocking stuffers and fun gifts for guys, gals, kids and pets. www.ZingerHardware.com Booth 210 Zoe Comings – NEW! Austin, Texas Handmade porcelain and gold fashion jewelry using classic elegant shapes with a modern aesthetic. www.ZoeComings.com Booth 116


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