Agents Show Support for Stewpot Alliance’s Annual “Soup’s On!” Luncheon and Art Sale

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents have a passion for helping people feel taken care of and secure with a roof over their heads. All people. This happens to be the passion of the Stewpot Alliance as well, so it makes perfect sense our agents would be present at their Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale on Tuesday, January 19. The annual event, held at downtown Dallas’ historic Union Station, featured speaker Collins Tuohy, whose life was chronicled in the movie The Blind Side.

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Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Tom Rhodes (top left), Shirley Cohn (top center), and Jane Gordon (bottom right) gave of their time and talents to help make the Stewpot’s annual fundraising luncheon a success. Speaker Collins Tuohy shown bottom row, second from right.


Says Broker Associate Jane Gordon, “Bravo to the luncheon chairs Christi Nicolas and Charlotte Legg for giving so much of their time to create a wonderful event and for raising a record-breaking amount for the Stewpot.  I was honored to be a part of the event and to serve on the host committee with fellow agent Shirley Cohn.”

Broker Associate Tom Rhodes and wife Suzy are also longtime supporters of the Stewpot.

Rhodes visited with Tuohy after her talk and says, “Collins Tuohy was a delight and had a wonderful message that is totally aligned with the mission of the Stewpot. We really enjoyed listening to her. This event just reinforced why we continue to back this worthy organization.”

Micki and Mayor Mike Rawlings were Honorary Chairs of the 2016 luncheon, co-chaired by Stewpot Alliance members Charlotte Legg and Christi Nicolas.

The Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Show featured a dozen of Dallas’ finest chefs serving up a signature soup as the first course of the meal.

Chefs included:

  • Chef Chairman Brian C. Luscher of The Grape and Luscher’s Red Hots
  • Chef Brent Anderson, Wolfgang Puck Catering
  • Chefs Melody Bishop & Dennis Kelley, LARK on the Park
  • Chef Omar Flores, Casa Rubia
  • Chef Danyele McPherson, Remedy
  • Chef Misti Norris, Small Brewpub
  • Chef Suki Otsuki, Mudhen
  • Chef Janice Provost, Parigi
  • Chef Abraham Salum, Salum and Komali
  • Chef Sarah Snow, The Grape
  • Chef Brian Zenner, On-Premise


The monies raised from the event will go toward several programs – including meal services, on-site medical/dental and much more —  for some of Dallas’s most vulnerable people.




Bring Your Appetite for Watermelon to The Park Cities Fourth of July Parade

Photos by Ben Marshall

Anyone who’s tuned in to ESPN on Independence Day knows the hot-dog-eating contest on New York’s Coney Island has become a national tradition. Just as beloved — and much less stomach-turning — are the watermelon-eating contests that happen each July 4 in University Park.

Just as they have for the past seven years, The Rhodes Group will bring dozens of watermelons to Goar Park on Saturday morning so patrons of the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade can demonstrate their abilities to chow down.

While many companies give away branded products at the Goar Park festival, the Rhodes Group — a top-producing team of Realtors that includes Tom Rhodes Jr., Dan Rhodes, Burton Rhodes, Thomas Rhodes, and Neil Broussard — prefers to offer something more interactive and fun.

Their watermelon-eating contests must be fun, because they lure plenty of repeat competitors, Burton Rhodes said, with some kids bellying up to the table as many as five times. Unfortunately, practice doesn’t make perfect.

“They tend to get slower and slower as time goes on,” Burton said.

Win one of their contests, and you’ll be able to proudly walk away with a foam hat that brands you a Watermelon Eating Champion. And don’t be surprised to see those hats worn proudly by competitors of all ages.

“I’ve seen small kids beat the pants off of much bigger kids,” Burton Rhode said. “Size doesn’t make a difference.”


Six Dave Perry-Miller Agents Earn Slots On List of Lakewood’s Top 25 Realtors

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If you’re looking for a home near White Rock Lake, you need a Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent.

Our friends at the Advocate have published their inaugural list of the Top 25 Realtors in Lakewood/East Dallas, and no broker has more agents on the list than Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. Our honorees, presented in alphabetical order:

• Heather Guild of the Heather Guild Group
• Scott Jackson of the Jackson Team
• Nancy Johnson
• Tom Rhodes of the Rhodes Group
• Kate Walters of the Haven Group
• John Weber of the Hickman+Weber Group

The Top 25 list was based on sales statistics reported to the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, a service of the MetroTex Association of Realtors. These statistics reflected 2014 sales in Area 12, which includes White Rock Lake and the surrounding neighborhoods. Realtors were not required to buy an ad to be placed on the list.

Congratulations to all of the honorees! If you’re looking for an agent who specializes in Lakewood, you know who to call.