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A Trailblazers good time: Salute to young professionals with a mission rocks House of Dereon

Salute to young professionals with a mission rocks House of Dereon

News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Tracy Hageman, Aug. 2015
Tracy Hagemann. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, DJ Bizonee
Dj Bizonee. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Sherra Jones, Cindy carter
Sherra Jones, Cindy Carter. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, John Keough, Lindsey Walston
John Keough, Lindsey Walston. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Shelbi-Nicole, Carolos Reyes
Shelbi-Nicole, Carlos Reyes. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Shelbi-Nicole, Carolos Reyes, Rebecca Walkup, Carlos Reyes
Rebecca Walkup, Carlos Reyes. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Patrick Lace
Patrick Lace. Photo by Abdul Khan
reMap social, Aug. 215, Megan Estes, Zach Harris, Jared Estes
Megan Estes, Zach Harris, Jared Estes. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Erika Morton, friend
Erika Morton, Darryl Blackburn. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Meagan Hanson, Lisa Anderson, Mehan Thompson
Meagan Hanson, Lisa Anderson, Megan Thompson. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, girlfriends
Ladies make the party rounds. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Joshua Latrell
Joshua Luttrell. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Ava Nguyen, Mark Pierce
Ava Nguyen, Mark Pierce. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Creshma Murry, Illana Plotkin
Creshema Murray, Illana Plotkin. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Tracy Hageman, Aug. 2015
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, DJ Bizonee
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Sherra Jones, Cindy carter
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, John Keough, Lindsey Walston
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Shelbi-Nicole, Carolos Reyes
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Shelbi-Nicole, Carolos Reyes, Rebecca Walkup, Carlos Reyes
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Patrick Lace
reMap social, Aug. 215, Megan Estes, Zach Harris, Jared Estes
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Erika Morton, friend
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Meagan Hanson, Lisa Anderson, Mehan Thompson
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, girlfriends
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Joshua Latrell
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Ava Nguyen, Mark Pierce
News, Shelby, CultureMap social, Aug. 215, Creshma Murry, Illana Plotkin

Even though fall isn't in the air, there was a certain back-to-school fervor at the House of Dereon Media Center when CultureMap and Lexus hosted the launch of the second annual Trailblazers series. Close to 200 young professionals with a bent toward volunteerism joined the rocking party.

You might recall that Trailblazers is our series focusing on the city's numerous YP groups, covering everything from their missions and special projects to their parties.

Popular DJ Bizonee revved up the party action as Lexus provided the hot wheels for driving inspiration. 

When not checking out the shiny vehicles, guests could sample the A20/20 experience at Eyebar, observe artist Shelbi Nicole of Up Art Studio at work and mingle with pals and new friends from groups including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Alzheimer's Association's Blondes vs. Brunettes, Ballet Barre and Pier and Beam.

Fueling the YP fun were pork tacos from Cook & Collins, cookie dough from Jolly Roger, tequila cocktails by Pura Vida and beer from Shiner Bock. My Texas Market provided the party favors.

In the mix were Lindsey Walston and John Keough, Megan and Jared Estes, Carlos Reyes, Tracy Hagemann, Creshema Murray, Illana Plotkin, Sherra Jones, Joshua Lutrell, Cindy Carter, Lisa Anderson, Rebecca Walkup and Megan Thompson.