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Armstrong Auction 2024

Theme Reveal: Palm Beach Yacht Club, a sailboat soiree setting sail this fall 2024.

Article by Melissa Smrekar

Photography by Whitney Marie Photography

Originally published in Park Cities Lifestyle

“One simply must trust that the path to personal glory will reveal itself if one remains resolutely sunny.” - Maxine Simmons, Palm Royale

Amongst the palms of Park House’s verdant enclosed patio, the Green Room, guests buzzed with excitement on Thursday, April 11, as John S. Armstrong Elementary School auction co-chairs Natalie Lesikar, Laura Price, and Samantha Wortley announced the theme for the school’s fall fundraiser. 

Ladies, grab a caftan and pack your bags! Armstrong parents, donors, and guests will board the “Palm Beach Yacht Club” for a sailboat soiree on the evening of Friday, November 8, at Dallas Country Club. 

Upon arrival, the resolutely sunny co-chairs gifted auction committee members with a personalized luggage tag featuring the auction’s chic logo (which is pink and green, natch!). 

Captaining the ship as Parent Teacher Association President, Kate Boatright shared the elementary school’s fitting theme for the upcoming year as “Ahoy Armstrong!” Immediately following, the auction chairs and Vice President of Development Andrea Cheek handed out pink captain’s hats to the elated guests, who participated in a champagne toast (and even a champagne saber!). 

In the sea of school auctions, it’s important to remember that this is no regatta. That’s exactly why the co-chairs selected the theme, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” 

Before you sail into summer, be sure to follow @ArmstrongAuction on Instagram for details (and even outfit inspiration!). Cin-Cin!

Armstrong parents, donors, and guests will board the “Palm Beach Yacht Club."