The Trinity Trust Foundation supports the City of Dallas by raising private funds for amenities for the Trinity River Corridor Project. Donations from the private sector add features such as the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Margaret McDermott Bridge, Continental Avenue Bridge, Trinity Lakes, Trinity Forest Spine Trail, and more. A few weeks ago, 60 Rat Pack and River Rats members headed out to the Texas Horse Park for The Trinity Trust’s Texas-style “Round Up” fundraiser. I was unable to attend, but in a press release I was sent, the event was described thusly:
With the surrounding forest a vibrant green, partygoers enjoyed eating and drinking in the cowboy-chic event space while others rode horses in the covered arena. “The Texas Horse Park is a magical place. It is pure Texas!” said Gail Thomas, President and CEO of The Trinity Trust. “Looking out over the Trinity Forest, it just beckons us to saddle up and ride the trails.” Guests bellying-up to the “saloon” included Annie Moir, Julie and Ross Vick, Electra Harelson, Soozie Bul, Richard Mauldin with his daughter Julia, and Juliette Coutler. Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson proudly stated that he convinced his wife, Senta, to sit on a horse for a photo. And nearby, Corinne and David Carpenter posed their 9-month old son in front of a horse for the first time. And for a special treat, horse lovers paid a visit to “Trinity,” the first newborn colt born at the Texas Horse Park property since opening in March 2015. The event gave the opportunity for attendees to learn about the various facilities at the Texas Horse Park. River Ranch Educational Charities, which runs the event space and arena, is open to the public to host parties and trail rides; Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship provides therapeutic riding and has a facility for its veteran program.
The Rat Pack offers unique opportunities to experience and participate in the creation of the future city along the banks of the Trinity River. Celebrate The Trinity project with social gatherings, events, and lectures at The Trinity Center featuring master designers, urban planners, and civic leaders. Members may also participate in canoe trips and guided hikes through the Great Trinity Forest. The River Rats is comprised of active enthusiasts dedicated to supporting The Trinity project. With a focus on education and increasing public awareness about the project, the goal is to build support for The Trinity project among Dallas’ young leaders in an effort to enhance life for the Dallas community through environmental, recreational, and economical efforts. Those interested can join online at http://thetrinitytrust.org/.