RAINBOW DAYS HOSTS KICKOFF FOR UPCOMING 22ND ANNUAL POT OF GOLD LUNCHEON RainbowDayskickedoffthePotofGoldLuncheonseasonwithaspecialeventatMexicanBarCompanyinPlano.Morethan30RainbowDayssupportersenjoyedcocktailsandappetizerswhilehearing inspiringtestimonials.ActressandactivistMarleeMatlinwillserveasthisyear’sluncheonkeynotespeaker.Matlin,whowonanAcademyAwardforBestActress,lostherhearingwhenshewasonly 18 months old, but she never let her challenges dictate her future.The Pot of Gold Luncheon benefits Rainbow Days, a Dallas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. www.rainbowdays.org goodTIMES Angela Hunt, Monica Hartman, Cara Mendesohn, Gloria Sandoval Honorary Chairs Lucy Billingsley (left) and Linda Owen Barnes (right) with guest speaker Regina Calcaterra Brenda Ewing Snitzer, JillTiernan, Matrice Ellis-Kirk and Lindsay Billingsley 11TH ANNUAL STEWPOT ALLIANCE SOUP’S ON! LUNCHEON Emceed by Matrice Ellis Kirk, the luncheon welcomed close to 800 supporterstohearReginaCalcaterra,authorof #1InternationalBest- seller and New York Times Bestseller Etched in Sand, share her story on overcomingachildhoodcharacterizedbypoverty,abuse,andhomeless- ness. Co-chairs were Lindsay Billingsley and Jill Tiernan. Proceeds from the event benefitedThe Stewpot, which for over 40 years has pro- videdmeals,medicalanddentalservices,counselingandcasemanage- ment, youth and family stabilization programs, as well as therapeutic and vocational activities to Dallas community members experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness. www.thestewpot.org/alliance PHOTO CREDIT: ROBWYTHE Phyllis Horan, BoardVP David Elliott and John Horan Sherri Ansley, Katie Anand & Nikki Chriesman-Green