Planning is underway for the 2017 Toast to Literacy! This year’s event will take place at 6 pm on Friday, Sept. 15 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Event Chairs Kate and Todd Watson and the event planning committee have been spending the last few weeks thinking through the event details, securing sponsors and donations for the live auction and raffle. Bestselling author Tommy Spaulding has been retained to share his triumphant story about how he overcame dyslexia to become a nationally recognized motivational writer and speaker. DJ Poizon Ivy of the Dallas Mavericks will emcee the event and keep the evening lively with a diverse music mix. The team is also in the process of putting together some fabulous live auction packages, including a weekend getaway to New Orleans for the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. If you know of any organizations that would like to be a sponsor or auction donor, please contact Kate Hoffman at 214-824-2000, ext. 3213. You can purchase tickets or follow updates about the event at www.ToasttoLiteracy.org.