On May 25th, Ebby Halliday Acers received the 2010 Phoenix House Public Service Award for her countless contributions and widespread generosity throughout North Texas. Ms. Halliday is a Dallas legend, opening Ebby Halliday Realtors in 1945; it is now the tenth largest real estate company in the nation. At 99 years of age, Ebby still drives herself to work every day.
The luncheon took place at the beautiful Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX. Guests were treated to the music of Ed Bernet Entertainment at the commencement of the program. Tables were adorned with simple, yet stunning arrangements done by Rusty Glenn Designs, Inc. Marisa, a Phoenix House Academy graduate, shared her story of overcoming addiction and sustaining recovery. Marisa is now a college student, excelling in her field of study and grateful for the new life she now enjoys. Phoenix Houses of Texas Board Directors Jacky Spears, Mary Poss and Hill Feinberg emceed the event. A special treat was the personal message of congratulations to Ebby, courtesy of Rick Perry, Governor of the State of Texas. A highlight of the luncheon was certainly Ebby’s humor and quick wit as she accepted her award.
Phoenix House is proud to honor individuals like Ebby Halliday Acers, who have dedicated themselves to improving their communities and helping others achieve. Thank you, Ebby, for your service to Dallas and for the positive influence you have had on those who have been privileged to observe your life and career!