OPEN DOOR PRESCHOOL’S FALL FETE: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS IN AUSTIN
To celebrate Austin nonprofit Open Door Preschools’ 40th Anniversary, Fair Market, an event site on the east side of downtown Austin, was transformed into Rick’s Café Américain from Casablanca. Moroccan-patterned lighting effects, candles and palm trees transformed the raw space with a dramatic nod to the 1940s film and old Morocco. Music from Open Door parent Elizabeth McQueen and her Trio added lively spirit to the event. A Moroccan buffet by Whole Foods Market Catering, signature cocktails, and diversions by Typewriter Rodeo and Quick Draw Photo Booth ensured a good time for all.
In all, the event was a great success, netting more than $90,000 for the organization. Fall Fete Co-chairs Rushmi Kumar and Cathy McHorse noted that, “The event brought together people from various walks of life to celebrate, in one charming evening, the values that Open Door instills in its children everyday. The funds raised will be invested in building on this 40 year history to nurture and inspire Austin’s young children.”
For more information on sponsoring the 2016 Fall Fete, contact our Development Director email@example.com, or call 512.481.0775.
Open Door Preschools turned 40 this year!
Open Door has a lot to celebrate! Since 1975, we have been bringing together a diverse group of young children, instilling values of acceptance while building a foundation for a lifetime of success.
Open Door Preschool’s inaugural class of 1975.
Open Door’s 40th Birthday Party Was a Hit!
Open Door celebrated its 40th birthday on April 25, at Threadgill’s South. Our friends and families enjoyed a concert and games, our infamous Taco Takedown, the return of the Cakewalk, birthday cake from Sweetish Hill Bakery (also turning 40 this year!), and recognition of some of the best preschool teachers in the world.
Open Door parent Eric Eeds won the trophy and bragging rights as the proud winner of this year’s Taco Takedown by consuming 15 tacos in 10 minutes!
To nurture and inspire young children of diverse needs, economic levels, and family backgrounds in an engaging educational environment.