Thursday, September 21, 2023

River Crest Country Club

Mah Jongg Play Day – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Mahj After Dark – 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.

If for any reason Mahj for Meals is canceled or you are unable to attend, your purchase will be considered a donation to Tarrant Area Food Bank.
If you have any questions, please contact Megan Smock at or 817-857-7134.

2023 Mahj for Meals Committee

Mah Jongg Play Day Chair, Frasher Pergande
Mahj After Dark Chair, Adair Shannon
Mah Jongg Play Day Chair-Elect, Mackenzie Zwick
Mahj After Dark Chair-Elect, Meredith Ray
  • Lorene Agather
  • Jennifer Anderson
  • Elizabeth Brhlik
  • Lori Brumley
  • Donna Dozier
  • Christina Ewin
  • Avery Garland
  • Rachel Hausser
  • Pepper MacLean
  • Trina Mertz
  • Molli Millett
  • Madison Muckleroy
  • Denise Mullins
  • Katie Myers
  • Katie Nichols
  • Samantha Pace
  • Pam Pigman
  • Becca Quisenberry
  • Maura Rattikin
  • Michelle Sankary
  • Kathleen Young
  • Mackenzie Zwick

Honorary Chairs

Mary Ralph Lowe | Elizabeth Ray | Roz Rosenthal


Ann Clinkscales | Kelly Ann Ewin | Nancy Hallman | Janie Harper | Margaret Harper | Ann House | Robbin Kelly
Cindy Kypreos | Cameron Newberry | Dana Porter | Selma Sherman | Kathleen Stepp | Allie Turney

Live Auction!

“Year of the Rabbit” Original Artwork by Isa Catto

Donated by Frasher Pergande

Proudly display this beautiful custom framed watercolor painting by Isa Catto to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit and the 2023 Mahj for Meals.

Isa Catto and Frasher Pergande have been good friends for decades.  Their parents had been friends for even longer.  Knowing that 2023 was the “Year of the Rabbit,” Frasher commissioned Isa to paint a rabbit for the Mahj for Meals events.

The artist, Isa Catto, has spent the last thirty years working in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media.  Watercolor is Catto’s preferred medium because of how it converts the complexity of color, providing depth and texture to each piece.  After she developed an allergy to linseed oil, Catto turned to watercolor – and never looked back.  Catto’s conceptual and abstract works on paper push watercolor out of its hobbyist stereotype and into a substantive medium.

“Painting in watercolor forces you to amplify your color expertise — well beyond the basics of your introduction to color theory class in art school. The viscosity of the paint, the flexibility of the hue saturation, and the delicacy of the layers are unparalleled teachers.  I travel everywhere with my watercolors and make notes — simple color diaries to remind myself what I saw that day.”

Isa lives outside of Aspen, Colorado, with her husband, the writer and producer Daniel A. Shaw in her award-winning Mojo Gardens with two children and various dogs.  She gets into the hills at every opportunity to peer at things.

Two Nights in Beautiful San Sebastian, Spain

Donated by Jenny Westermann, Sanders Travel

Enjoy a romantic two-night stay at the Hotel Maria Cristina in the city of San Sebastián, Spain. This historic hotel, built in 1912, was designed by the architect Charles Mewes, who also designed the Ritz in Madrid and Paris.  San Sebastián is known for its beautiful beaches as well as its Basque cuisine. San Sebastián boasts the second most Michelin starts per capita in the world behind only Kyoto.

Blackout dates apply. Must use by May 1, 2024.

Four Nights in San Miguel de Allende at Villa Privada

Donated by Deb and Brian Sneed

 Four nights at a beautiful four-bedroom, four-bathroom San Miguel Hacienda located securely in a private enclave behind a guarded gate. Villa Privada offers luxury, views, and a full staff for you and 7 guests. Your stay includes daily breakfast and housekeeping. The home has gorgeous views of San Miguel from the upper patio, as well as a pool and covered loggia with fireplace.

 Dates to be mutually determined by the winner and the owners, Deb and Brian Sneed.

Casa Karaoke, Bar, and B&B Bites with your Besties

Donated by Casa Mañana, Denise Mullins, and Pam and Reed Pigman/Texas Jet

You and 29 of your favorite people will share the microphone (if you are willing to share!) and dance floor at the exclusive Casa Mañana Reid Cabaret Theatre.

This package includes use of the exclusive Reid Cabaret Theatre in Casa Mañana for a three-hour bash! Five Casa Mañana staff members will have the sound and lighting “diva ready” and two bartenders will ensure your guests are all taken care of! Enjoy bites from B&B Butchers with a $1,000 gift card for catering.  The bar tab (up to $1,500) has been generously donated!  More Than Just Dance DJ, Gene Willman, will be ready to spin a huge catalog of the best karaoke music. Boas, party props, and all gratuities included!

Event date to be mutually determined by winner and Casa Mañana based on availability of Reid Cabaret Theatre and staff.

Raffle Prizes!

Hopping into the Holidays

  • A Little Something Cookies gift card
  • Beck and Call – Personal Assistant gift card
  • Caroline Jurgensen Photography – family photography session
  • Children’s stuffed animal
  • Cowtown Clay – custom ornament gift card
  • Fort Weekend – Goldie sleeping bag
  • M Calligraphy – calligraphy gift certificate
  • Neiman Marcus – private Santa experience
  • Younger Paper – Christmas card/invitation gift card

Bunny Love

  • Bette’s gift card
  • Esther Penn gift card
  • F&R Distilling – bottle of whiskey
  • Earrings from Grissom’s
  • Grace gift card
  • J. McLaughlin wicker crossbody bag
  • John L. Ashe gift card
  • MFK Fragrance perfume bottle
  • Monkee’s gift card
  • Noble 31 gift card
  • Shop Birdie gift card
  • Squire Shop gift card
  • Tim Love Restaurants gift card
  • You Are Here gift card

Leisurely Lake Lunch

  • Mahj Play Day at Camp Berry on Eagle Mountain Lake
  • Chicken Salad Chick catered lunch for 12
  • Pinea Winery – six bottles of wine
  • Sugar Bear Baked Goods gift card
  • The Mahjong Line set
  • Clearly Handbags mah jongg bag
  • Smith Says Sew – mah jongg tile pouch
  • Kendall Geldard Mahjong Themed Cups + Napkins

Energizer Bunny

  • Classical Pilates class pass
  • Clinic Concierge sick visit
  • Dry Bar – blowout gift certificates
  • Endura Lab – Reboot package
  • Jen’s Little Studio Product Gift Basket
  • JohnnyO Pickleball Racquet + Bag
  • Move gift card
  • Smart Barre – unlimited month gift card and basket
  • Restore + Revive – 1 infrared sauna session, 1 detox foot soak and 1 IV vitamin therapy drip
  • Sci-skin gift certificate
  • The Pilates Concept – 5 private lessons and socks
  • Trinity Vista Dermatology – 20 units of Botox
  • Zen Hot Yoga – 3 – 1 Month Memberships

Hometown Hare

  • Box at Fort Worth Rodeo
  • Dickie’s Arena – 4 tickets to Parker McCollum + parking and Ariat Club gift card
  • Billy Bob’s – Two gift certificates for 4 tickets
  • C+B Collections gift card
  • Desert Rose/Cowgirl Museum – Rodeo family museum membership and basket
  • The Modern – four admission tickets
  • Joe T. Garcia’s gift card
  • Cooper’s BBQ gift card and basket
  • Fort52 double box of playing cards
  • Railhead Dinner for 2
  • JD’s Hamburger $25 Gift Certificate

Cottontail Kids

  • Babies on the Boulevard gift card
  • Curly’s gift card
  • Dickie’s Arena – 4 tickets to Nitro Circus + parking
  • Glitz cookie gift card
  • Goodnight Cowtown children’s book
  • Kerchief – ABC watercolor scarf
  • Lila + Hayes gift card
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – 4 admission tickets
  • Playspace – gift card for birthday party
  • Playstreet Museum admission tickets
  • Roy Pope Grocery gift card
  • Fort Worth Zoo – 4 zoo admissions

For Every Bunny

  • Blue Print – set of two Artel Glassware wine glasses
  • Ginger Walker Art piece
  • Glass bowl
  • Grissom’s Earrings
  • Haltom’s LAGOS bracelet
  • Jo Latham gift card
  • Kori Green Designs – three bracelets
  • Magnolia Winery – bubbles tasting with sommelier
  • MFK Fragrance 2 Bottles of Perfume
  • Mick Perrotti @ Legacy Salon Haircut + Blow Dry
  • Ray’s Cleaners gift card
  • Sarah Gentry scarf
  • The French Knot gift certificate
  • Orchid and planter from West Fort Gardens
  • Westland Gardens $25 Gift Certificate
  • Worth and Gray gift card

Super Sports

  • Courtside Kitchen – Party for 12
  • Dallas Cowboys – Four tickets + parking for November 12, 2023
  • Dallas Stars – Two tickets + parking
  • TCU Baseball tickets
  • Texas Rangers – Four tickets + parking
  • Defender Outdoors – 3-month family plus membership

Time to Get Tipsy

  • Art of Grazing cheese tray
  • Magdalena’s Paella Dinner for 10
  • Meat Board $100 Gift Card
  • Pink Petunia Baking Company – 8-inch cake certificate
  • P.S. The Letter – Eight stemless wine glasses
  • Wine Knerds – wine tasting for six