Last March I had the pleasure to meet two very fine women who started a bakery in Deep Ellum. I first met their father outside their yet-to-open shop as I was racing across town on foot and noticed the man painting the walls out front of what would become Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar. He invited me in for a chat and quickly scribbled down their names and cell phone numbers. He was excited for me to chat with his daughters.
Just days later I met both Chonnie Richey and Czarina Hounsel, two women devoted to their families, to their business and to each other. They are also so very involved in their community, devoting their time and profits to helping others.
Ironically, one of the charities they have supported through out the time they have been in operation is Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.
Recently Czarina gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Evan who was born with a heart defect and he will require many surgeries and care for the rest of his long life. Czarina has taken leave from the business to tend to her child, and her sister Chonnie wishes to help. You can too.
On February 25, 2012 Chonnie plans to host a benefit for Children’s at their bakery in Deep Ellum and are asking for your support. Find all the details below. You may read some of Chonnie’s thoughts on her blog. Buy your tickets here. Watch their video here.
Now is the time to reach out.
What: Zen-Heart: A night of Art, Music, and Zen – benefiting The Heart Center at Children’s Medical Center
When: February 25, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Where: Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar; 2805 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75226
Cost: $25 per person (all ticket proceeds will go to Children’s Medical Center)
There will be live music and silent auction with art donations from: (All Silent Auction proceeds will also go directly to CMC)
If you are an artist or musician and wish to help, please call the bakery direct or leave word here at craveDFW.