Thursday, June 27, 2013

Young Professionals Enjoy a Summer Fiesta

by Micaela Rosinski, intern contributer

On a warm, sunny June evening, live music and laughter filled the air at DFW Red Cross Young Professionals Auxiliary’s (YPA) ‘Red Hot Summer Fiesta’ event at Hacienda on Henderson in Dallas. The event, held on June 6, served as both a fundraising opportunity and a fun social gathering for young professionals to attend after work.

With the purchase of a $10 entrance fee, members were treated to a margarita, appetizers, live music and drink specials. One hundred percent of the entrance fees went directly to DFW Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Raffle tickets were also available for purchase, with 50 percent of the money going to the Red Cross, and the other half to the winner. Over 100 YPA members attended the event.

YPA serves as a way for young professionals, ages 21 to 30, to contribute to the efforts of the mission of the Red Cross North Texas Region.

Austin Edrington, a board member of YPA, said being a part of this organization has been a great way to meet people and give back to the community. Actively involved since the creation of DFW’s YPA chapter last September, Edrington said there are fun, beneficial events held throughout the year.

With over 100 young professionals in attendance, Margaret Arnot, annual giving circles and events specialist who planned the event, said it was a very successful evening and over $1,000 was raised.

“YPA events are always a good time,” Arnot said, “and we are looking forward to our next YPA One-Year Anniversary event on September 6th!”

DFW YPA board members pose for a photo during the "Summer Fiesta."

To learn more about YPA, please visit our website or Facebook for information on how to become involved.

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