NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018 79 goodTIMES SOUTHWEST JEWISH CONGRESS 2018 TEXAS SIZED EVENT Over 500 people from many sectors of the DFW community gathered to celebrate Southwest Jew- ish Congress’s (SWJC) unsung heroes who have demonstrated exemplary achievements in com- munity service.  The TEXAS SIZED EVENT, which featured special guest speaker Dale Hansen from WFAA TV, honored inspiring people from ages 18- 81. The two Lifetime Achievement Award Recip- ients were Donna C. Pierce and Gary Griffith. Through the 50/50 Initiative, SWJC was able to distribute over $4,650 to the honoree’s designated charities.SWJCprovidescomplimentaryeducation- al programs that enlighten the public and honors those who contribute to the advancement of our society, culture and lives.  Photo Credit: Randall Stewart Photography Monica Daucourt, Sheryl Pidgeon (Publisher, GoodLifeFamily Magazine) and BethThompson Cindy Ray, SWJCVice President and Helen Ray 2018 Honorees:  L-R Richard Marcus, Don Hooton, Sr., Chad Houser, Byron Sanders,Trevor Burke, Steve Denson, Gary Griffith, Lisa Atlas Genecov, Sejal Desai, Dr. Madeline J.A.Thomas, Donna C. Pierce, Susie Jennings, Alexandria Owens and Marty Marks Emcees, Sylvia Komatsu (KERA) and John McCaa (Channel 8 News Anchor) Pearl Garza Fracchia, Juanita Nanez, Regina Montoya, Elya Naxon and Jan Naxon Featured Speaker Dale Hansen (WFAA/Channel 8)