Saturday, September 23, 2023

CEF Hosts Annual Culinary Celebration, Sept. 7

Carroll Education Foundation of Southlake invites you to their annual Culinary Celebration at The Hilton Southlake Town Square on Saturday, September 7 from 6-10 p.m.  Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.  Park Place Lexus Grapevine, a long time supporter of the Carroll Dragons, will once again be the title sponsor.

This annual fundraiser for the Carroll Education Foundation raises funds to support the children and teachers of Southlake Carroll Independent School District. Teachers receive grants from CEF for innovative ideas that will enhance the learning experience of students. Students can also receive scholarships their senior year from CEF.

Culinary Celebration 2012 raised more than $220,000, all of which was used to provide numerous teacher grants and student scholarships benefiting the children of the Carroll Independent School District.

The 17th annual event will feature dozens of Metroplex chefs, specialty wines and cocktails, live and silent auctions, a big board and much more. The live auction will feature items including a unique item from Park Place Lexus and original artwork from one of our own CISD students.  The silent auction and big board will include sports memorabilia, trips, and jewelry among other items.  Grayson Allen Fine Jewelers will host the jewelry pull and the always popular wine pull will offer unbelievable deals.

Purchase tickets now for this amazing event!  Individual tickets are $100 each or $150 per couple. Tickets are available online at For more information contact CEF Executive Director Kacy Hankins,


New Website for Town Square Hotel

Since opening in 2007, the Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square has set a precedent for outstanding guest service. This continues with the launch of its new website,, which features additional information about the hotel and local tourist attractions; new images of the property and its amenities; and social media links to Facebook, Twitter and blog.

According to General Manager Mike Hutchison, the new website is meant to supplement, not replace, the property’s existing page on the Hilton global website.

“The launch of this new, independent website is a milestone for the hotel and an important tool for our sales and marketing efforts. We realize the importance of online search when people are considering a hotel for vacation or a special event,” stated Hutchison, noting guests will be able to make reservations from both websites. “Our goal is to better tell our story through an expanded photo gallery, videos, social media, and a blog.”

The custom-designed website is organized into seven primary categories to fully showcase the hotel’s offerings for the leisure guest, corporate traveler, and event planner:

  • Home
  • Hotel
  • Stay
  • Dine
  • Meet
  • Connect
  • Around

“We added the connect section to integrate our social media activity onto the website and encourage guest feedback on those platforms,” Hutchison points out. “Another  new feature is the careers section so applicants can apply directly to us.”

The Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square is located near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Southlake Town Square at 1400 Plaza Place, Southlake, Texas, 76092. For more information, call 817-442-9900.