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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.

Ilume Village And Red Party Foundation Host Sam Harris At Grand Opening Event In Dallas

SHarris_Invitation_finalOn Tuesday, February 4, 2014, ilume Park holds is grand opening with a book launching by Sam Harris.  The stage, screen and television star  will perform a live musical number and read excerpts from his newly released book, HAM: SLICES OF A LIFE,  a collection of short stories and essays from Sam and his journey through life. Harris is a multi-platinum recording artist and has toured the globe in concert, including sell-outs at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre ( now Gibson Amphitheater), London’s West End, The Boston Pops and performing the duets show, Schmooli & Minnooli, with Liza Minnelli.  On television, Sam first came to national attention as the premiere winner on Star Search.  He was a series regular on the CBS comedy, The Class, recurred on Rules of Engagement and has appeared on numerous specials and talk shows, from Leno to Oprah. Event Emcee will be WFAA anchor Ron Corning.

ilume Park is a luxury apartment community tailored to a culturally sophisticated lifestyle.  As the expansion property of the acclaimed ilume on Cedar Springs, Members receive twice the amenities.  From the grand lounge and cocktail Piano bar with Happy Hour to a comfortable Frill Zone with game lounge, sports bar and screening room, they know how to live life to the fullest.  The lush courtyards provide havens in which to unwind at the end of the day; the resort-style heated pool and spa provide an oasis for recreation. Perfect for dog lovers, the property features an internal dog walking trail with agility equipment, a dog splash lagoon, dog play lawns, onsite PawSpa ™ for pet care and grooming and a 4,000 square foot spa and fitness studio offering personal training and free weekly fitness classes along with massage and tan rooms to stay in shape and look great.

Proceeds of the event will benefit , Red Party Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing thousands of members of the community together each year to fun and varying events, including the annual Red Party.  These events provide financial support to Legacy Counseling, Inc., the largest provider of mental health services to those living with HIV/AIDS, and helps advance the knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and counseling services.  For more information about Red Party please visit:

Red Party Foundation Board President Jeff McKnight states: “We are thrilled at the opportunity to partner with ilume Village for the opening of ilume Park and immensely appreciative of their steadfast support of our organization since our inception in 2009.  Along with ilume Village, we look forward to hosting Sam Harris for an entertaining evening and can’t wait to share his talents with you.”  Luke Crosland, owner of The Crosland Group and developer of ilume states, “ilume Park is the expansion phase of ilume Village where Members experience double amenities in a socially connected, culturally sophisticated and centrally located environment.  We take pride in giving back to our neighborhood and community with passion and consistency.”

WHEN: Tuesday, February 4, 2014   at 7 p.m.


ilume Park 
3109 Douglas Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

TICKETS: $100. Please click here to purchase tickets.

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