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The Pacettes'
Mother and Daughter Amazing Race
Scholarship Luncheon

The Pacettes held its closing event for Spring 2011 on May 21st, 2011.  The event was an adventure through Carrollton and Farmers Branch on the new metro light rail.  Pacette members and their mothers competed for prizes by answering questions, performing challenges, and completing tasks.  After the race the girls and their mothers were served a delicious lunch and dessert by members of PACE and the community honoring the girls for such an excellent year of service. 


Click here for pictures of that amazing event.

That special date that we have all been waiting for finally came.  The PACE 2011 Scholarship Luncheon was held April 16, 2011 at Brookhaven Country Club.  The country club is located at 3333 Golfing Green in Dallas.

There were musical selections from two very outstanding young people who showcased their talents for the PACE members and guests.  Christopher Wilson sang and played "The Impossible Dream". Adrienne Walker honored us with an operatic selection.  Adrienne is one of PACE's scholarship recipients this year.


The fashions for the fashion show this year was provided by Angela Woods of Double Take Designs and fashions from the models' own wardrobes. 

To top it all off, we had a very stirring speech given by Mrs. Dorthery West.  Mrs. West was introduced to us by one of our members, Jana Prince.  Mrs. West gave us an inspiring message drawn from her own past.  Guests said they were all very moved by her message.


Vendors this year included merchants showing clothing, hats, purses, jewelry, cosmetics, art work, and insurance services. 

2011 Scholarship Recipients

For pictures from the 2011 PACE Scholarship Recipients' Reception, click here.

PACE Fundraiser

The PACE Multi-family Garage Sale was held on Saturday, April 30 at the home of member Tracey Richardson,.  The weather threatened to rain most of the day which limited traffic for the event, but we still made a nice little profit from the sale of electronics, clothing, and household goods. But the best part of the garage sale was the camaraderie shared by the members of PACE during and after the event. 

March 2011 General Meeting

The March meeting of PACE was held on Sunday, March 10th at the  Carrollton Josey Ranch Library.  The meeting was led by Vice-President Arlene Beasley and began at 3PM.  Plans for the upcoming luncheon, the garage sale, and the Pacettes Amazing Race were discussed. 


The scholarship luncheon plans were finalized down to the last detail.  Ticket sales were also discussed.  Tracey Richardson passed out the final draft of the program which brought up the need to go over the program in detail. With a few elements being changed and others eliminated, the program was finalized and approved for printing.


The meeting adjoined at 5PM.

African American Read-In

Special guest authors  participated in the PACE African-American  Read-In on February 20, 2011 - Dr. Grace Allman Burke, author of "The Stranger's Son" and Kathy R. Green, author of "Pray-ers Bear Fruit".  Both read excerpts from their books.


Books and book bags were distributed to children in the audience. This event was sponsored by the Carrollton Library and hosted by PACE.


Click here for the 2011 Selected Black Caucus Recommended Booklist.


. . .and here for the Supplemental List for Young Children . . . .


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February General Meeting

The February monthly meeting of PACE was held on February 13, 2011 at 2 PM at the home of Jana Prince.  We had a very informative meeting with more details of the scholarship luncheon being released.  We are excited by the upcoming event and hope you will be also.

PACE's Stay-At-Home Tea

We want to thank you for your generous support of the PACE Scholarship Fund.


With your generous support we are able to provide scholarships to young African American females who need help achieving their dream of a college education. Achieving the dream of a college education is an awesome feeling. 

Martin Luther King Day Parade

It's a new year and we kicked things off with the 14th Annual Martin Luther King Day parade in Carrollton on January 15, 2011.  The parade  began at 10 AM at the Carrollton City Hall and ended at Turner Middle School where we were entertained with music and inspirational messages.

Participating in the march for PACE were President, Rachel Lewis, and members Jana Price and Tracey Richardson.  Also joining PACE members were Pacettes Gabi Montgomery, Briana Montgomery, and Breeana Sawyer.

Click here for pictures of PACE members and other parade participants.

The Annual PACE Worship Service was held Sunday January 9, 2011.  We worshiped at the church home of member Jodi Hennington, Friendship Baptist Church, 4396 Main Street in The Colony, Texas.  Service began at 8 AM.  We were there at 7:45 to assemble.

After worship services members journeyed to the Golden Corral in The Colony for their monthly meeting where they planned for upcoming events.  Above is a picture of the members in attendance.

December 2010 General Meeting and Christmas Social Hour

PACE's December meeting was held at the home of member Bessie Dorsey-Davis. After disposing of business matters, members had the most wonderful social hour.


Mrs. Dorsey-Davis arranged to have a friend of hers, Ms Felicia Mitchell come play for member to sing Christmas carols.

In addition to singing, members played games, ate delectable food, and enjoyed a very flavorful punch specially prepared for us by Mrs. Dorsey-Davis.

All of the members of PACE would like to thank Mrs Dorsey-Davis for her generous hospitality. Photos have been posted.  To view them, click here.

2010 Annual Christmas Gala

PACE members and quests kicked off the Christmas Holidays with our annual Gala. 

The Gala was held on December 3, 2010, at 7:00 PM at the Crown Plaza Hotel at 14315 Midway Road, Addison, Texas 75001.

There was an Italian Buffet served and parking was free!  Disco Don provided the music.  Attire was Cocktail/After Five. 

For information about next year's affair (yes members have begun to prepare for next year while the glow of this year's event is still in the memories of members and guests) or to donate to this year's scholarship efforts, please contact Vice President Arlene Beasley at

To see more pictures and video clips of the Gala click here.

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