Brand sup­ports East Dal­las schools through Lake­wood Home Fes­ti­val

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The Lake­wood neigh­bor­hood is home to a va­ri­ety of ar­chi­tec­turally sig­nif­i­cant res­i­dences, highly rated schools and a vi­brant com­mu­nity that make ups the ta­pes­try of this East Dal­las area. From Nov. 9­11, all three of these at­tributes will be cel­e­brated dur­ing the 42nd An­nual Lake­wood Home Fes­ti­val, of which Dave Perry­Miller Real Es­tate is a long­time spon­sor. Lake­wood com­prises ap­prox­i­mately 2,900 homes, in­clud­ing a har­mo­nious mix of Tu­dors, Colo­nial Re­vival and Span­ish­style homes from the 1920s and ’30s, along­side ’50s bun­ga­lows and ’60s ranch­style homes. Many res­i­dences by Dines & Kraft, Dil­beck, Hut­sell and oth­ers still stand as a tes­ta­ment to their crafts­man­ship and the ef­forts of the Lake­wood Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict, ac­cord­ing to a com­pany spokesper­son. The area is also home to the strong Woodrow Wil­son feeder pat­tern, which in­cludes Lake­wood El­e­men­tary School and JL Long Mid­dle School. The three schools en­joy sup­port from those within its bound­aries, in­clud­ing the Lake­wood Early Child­hood PTA (LECPTA). Formed in 1952, the LECPTA was de­signed as a way for neigh­bor­hood fam­i­lies to get to know each other and re­ceive sup­port prior to en­roll­ment in the lo­cal el­e­men­tary school. LECPTA mem­bers have found a way to take their mis­sion of “en­rich­ing the lives of East Dal­las chil­dren” to a new level. With 300­plus ac­tive mem­bers and a board con­sist­ing of about 140 par­ents to­day, they have be­come a fundrais­ing force to be reck­oned with, said the spokesper­son. The LECPTA’s home fes­ti­val raises funds to ben­e­fit stu­dents through the pur­chase of school ma­te­ri­als, com­put­ers and en­rich­ment pro­grams. Last year’s fes­ti­val raised $205,000 for the three schools, set­ting a new record. “It was truly our best year so far and not just be­cause of the to­tal amount raised,” said Ana Whit­comb, pres­i­dent of the LECPTA. “For the first time, we were able to give ev­ery sin­gle penny back to the schools be­cause we didn’t have to cover any ex­penses as­so­ci­ated with putting on the home tour. Our phe­nom­e­nal spon­sors un­der­wrote ev­ery­thing.” Dave Perry­Miller Real Es­tate has pro­vided fi­nan­cial sup­port for sev­eral years now, in­creas­ing in­volve­ment in re­cent years to serve as the pre­sent­ing spon­sor of the pop­u­lar Fri­day night auc­tion party and spon­sor of the Sat­ur­day night can­dle­light tour. In ad­di­tion, two top­pro­duc­ing Dave Perry­Miller agents each spon­sor a home on the tour. It’s just one way the Jack­sonSells Team and Heather Guild Group reg­u­larly rein­vest in the neigh­bor­hood they know, love and live in, said the spokesper­son. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit dav­eper­

New desks for the new wing at Lake­wood El­e­men­tary School and the ren­o­va­tion to the front of­fice and teach­ers’ lounge were made pos­si­ble by sup­port from Dave Perry­Miller Real Es­tate.

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