Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 11:55 PM CDT
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Vouv Meeting and Event Space 
4445 Sigma Rd
Dallas, TX 75244

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  Vouv Dallas


Steve Walker 
Rowlett Strong, Inc 

Second Annual
First Response Appreciation Gala

Please join us for an evening of fun, food and entertainment as we honor those first responders that put their lives on the line for us daily. We'll have an amazing catered dinner, a great emcee and speaker, recognitions and awards, a live and silent auction, casino games, and a live band.

Personal and/or company tables are available (tables seat ten), and you can also sponsor a First Responders table. We invite two members of every department that responded to the Christmas Tornado to attend the gala at not cost. Your sponsorship of a First Responders table helps pay for these free admissions so that more of the money raised by this year's gala can go directly into the First Response Appreciation fund.

It is the mission of Rowlett Strong, Inc. to do all we can to help members of departments across North Texas that responded to the "Christmas Tornado" in December, 2015 when they find themselves in time of need, just as they helped Rowlett residents in our time of need.

During the registration process, you will be offered an opportunity to make an additional donation to Rowlett Strong, Inc. Your donation will be used to help us further build our First Response Appreciation fund. We look forward to celebrating the night with you. Please purchase your tickets or tables today and enjoy the gala!

About the Venue: Luxury Meets Industrial Chic

Vouv Event Space in Dallas is a brand new meeting and event space like no other. A warm and inviting, contemporary event space offering flexible layouts with multiple room options. The rich tones of the interior rooms welcome guests and the superior layout of the space makes it not only functional but magnificently spacious in its grandeur.

About the Food: Culinary Arts Catering

Vouv is owned and operated by Culinary Art Catering and its owners.  Culinary Art Catering is the exclusive caterer for both of their company owned venues , Vouv and Nuvo Room. They are also the exclusive caterers for the Addison Conference Centre and The Castle in Rockwall. Culinary Art Catering is a chef owned, quality driven, catering and event services company that has been in business in the Dallas area for almost twenty years.

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This year we're very happy to have Shannon Murray, anchor and reporter from KDFW Fox 4 News as our master of ceremonies. Shannon was ever-present in Rowlett after the tornado covering all types of stories regarding the recovery effort, including many Rowlett Strong events. She was instrumental in helping get the word out about the continuing need for funds to help Rowlett residents get back into their homes where they belong.

Shannon is a reporter and fill-in anchor for Fox 4’s Good Day from 4:30 - 9 am. She grew up in DeSoto and is a graduate of Duncanville High School. She studied broadcast journalism at The University of Texas at Austin. Since graduation, Shannon has worked as a reporter, anchor and radio correspondent with jobs in Midland/Odessa, Austin and now DFW.
Shannon is also a coach for Girls on the Run, an after school mentorship program. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts, running the Katy Trail and traveling the world.