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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s Luncheon and Home Tour Celebrates Highland Park Centennial

Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society builds on its annual Historic Home Tour with a series of events entitled the  Centennial Home Tour Week. The week celebrates the Centennial of the Town of Highland Park and is designed to generate awareness of the roles history and preservation play in enhancing the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the Park Cities communities.

One of the amazing homes to be seen on the tour, 4205 Lakeside Dr.

One of the amazing homes to be seen on the tour, 4205 Lakeside Dr.

The 2013 Centennial Home Tour week will be one of the many ways the 100 years of The Town of Highland Park will be celebrated. Proceeds from the luncheon will fund scholarships at Highland Park High School for graduating seniors who plan to study architecture, history, or another major related to the  preservation of our heritage.  The purpose of these scholarships is to promote an interest the fields of study related to historical preservation of the Park Cities Communities.

As part of the festivities, there will be shopping discounts at participating retailers in Highland Park Village and Snider Plaza.  A Patron Party will be held in a private home on Wednesday, April 3 .  Thursday, April 4 will be the 2nd Annual PCHPS distinguished Speaker Luncheon Series presented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty at the Dallas Country Club and features  Dealey Decherd Herndon as keynote speaker. Lucia Hrncir is this year’s Chairperson; Honorary chairs are Heather and Ray Washburne, with Scott Murray as Emcee. An afternoon book signing is planned for Friday, April 5, details to be announced soon.  The 11th Annual Historic Home Tour and Boutique presented by Allie Beth Allman and Associates and D HOME takes place on Saturday, April 6th.  There are 4  homes from prestigious streets Shenandoah,( c1926, tudor)  Preston Parkway,( c1943, tudor) Crescent Ave., (c1918) and Lakeside Drive,( c1922)  will be admired. Cindy  Brewer is the historic home tour chair, Cindy Alexander the boutique chair, and Michelle Wood Sunday open house chair. The week’s events conclude on Sunday with the Centennial Sunday Open House featuring properties for sale in the Park Cities of historic or architectural significance.

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 3 – Patron Party

Thursday, April 4 - 2nd Annual PCHPS distinguished Speaker Luncheon Series presented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty at the Dallas Country Club  featuring Dealey Decherd Herndon as keynote speaker.  is this years Chairperson, Honorary chairs are Heather and Ray Washburne, with Scott Murray as Emcee.

Friday, April 5 – Book Signing

Saturday, April 6 - 11th Annual Historic Home Tour and Boutique presented by Allie Beth Allman and Associates and D HOME 

Sunday, April 7 - Centennial Sunday Open House

WHERE:

Dallas Country Club
4155 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75205
Ph. 214-521-2151

TICKETS:

Luncheon only $75  Online Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society

Tour: Advanced Tickets $20 each are available at Tom Thumb.

Day of Home Tour, tickets are $25 and can be purchased at all locations.

Ticket package for both the Luncheon and Home Tour: $90 each.

PCHPS office
(214) 582-0021

Home Tour tickets can be mailed to 25 Highland
Park Village, Suite 100, Box 286, Dallas,
TX 75205-2789

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