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DCA’s Backyard Garden Party raises Hurricane Relief Funds

Backyard Garden Party guests

Last Thursday, Deep Cypress Alliance hosted an intimate Backyard Garden Party at a private home for 130 guests in Rock Creek, to benefit Cypress residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. Together, community leaders and residents of Cypress donated funds to the Jordan Merecka Caring Heart Assistance – Hurricane Relief, a program of Deep Cypress Alliance.

As guests entered, they were greeted with a glass of Armand de Brignac Rosé and passed hors d’oeuvres. The private home’s backyard was filled with custom white floral centerpieces and an outside bar.

Midway through the event, guests gathered in the backyard as Teri Quance, Founder of Deep Cypress Alliance and Suzanne Merecka, Director of Caring Heart, took to the stage to talk about the Deep Cypress Caring Heart’s initiative to help Cypress neighbors rebuild.

Teri Quance and Suzanne Merecka

“Our focus right now is on the families whose homes were flooded out recently and unfortunately didn’t have flood insurance, says Merecka. “It has been a blessing to meet each one of them and hear their stories.”

Since Hurricane Harvey, Deep Cypress Caring Heart has donated 13 $500 Home Depot and Lowe’s gift cards to families in Cypress that have been affected by the storm.  Donations from the event will allow Deep Cypress Alliance to continue to contribute to affected families.

Towards the end of the event, guests danced the night away to iconic 80’s tunes sung by popular cover band, Checkered Past, while drinking Oktoberfest from Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

To donate to Cypress Hurricane Relief Efforts, please visit:

Cypress residents in need of Hurricane Relief, please apply:

Thank you to our sponsors, Armand de Brignac Rosé, Hailstone VineyardsSaint Arnold Brewing Company and Pretty Pops.

Following the success of the Backyard Garden Party, Deep Cypress Alliance is hosting its 7th Annual Fashion with Passion event on Thursday, November 9 at the Enchanted Cypress Ballroom. For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, please visit:

Backyard Garden Party details

Checkered Past entertaining guests

Backyard Garden Party guests

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