Celebrating our Stars: A Glittering Night at the CK Family Services Parent Appreciation Dinner


The red carpet was rolled out, quite literally, at the recent CK Family Services Parent Appreciation Dinner, transforming the event center into a glamorous gateway to an evening of celebration and gratitude. As guests arrived, they were greeted by CK Family staff leading them into a ballroom adorned with movie-themed decor. It was a scene straight out of Hollywood, fitting for the stars of the evening—the foster and adoptive parents who dedicate their lives to making a difference in the lives of children.

The ambiance was further elevated by decadent gold tablecloths and Oscar statue giveaways, each one serving as a reminder to every parent in attendance that they are truly a STAR in the eyes of CK Family Services. It was a sentiment echoed throughout the evening, as Daniel and Karen warmly welcomed the families and took a moment to recognize those who had dedicated more than 5, 10, and 15 years of service to the agency—an incredible testament to their unwavering commitment to the cause.











But the night was not just about recognition; it was about showering the attendees with appreciation and delight. Dozens of gifts and door prizes were passed out throughout the evening, ranging from fancy date nights at Grandscape to passes for an Immersive Gamebox experience, movie tickets, an autographed Texas Rangers ballcap, and even tickets to the symphony. Each gift was a token of gratitude for the invaluable contributions of these remarkable individuals.

As guests enjoyed a sumptuous dinner, delectable cupcakes, and custom bags of popcorn, they were treated to entertainment of the highest caliber. Renowned comedian Jason Earls took the stage and had the audience in stitches with his hilarious antics, ensuring that laughter filled the room throughout the night.

Amidst the laughter and festivities, the underlying message remained clear: every foster and adoptive parent is a star, deserving of recognition, appreciation, and celebration. It was a sentiment that permeated every aspect of the evening, from the glamorous decor to the heartfelt speeches and the generous gifts.


As the night came to a close, and guests departed with smiles on their faces and hearts full of gratitude, it was evident that the CK Family Services Parent Appreciation Dinner had achieved its goal—to honor and celebrate the extraordinary individuals who dedicate their lives to providing love, support, and stability to children in need. They are the true stars of the evening, and their light shines brightly in the lives of those they touch.

We’d like to thank the many businesses who generously donated to make the evening extra special:

Texas Rangers, Cinemark Theaters, Lego Land Discovery Center. Monster Mini Golf , Hand and Stone Massage, Great Big Game Show Experience, Chicken N Pickle, Seven Doors Kitchen, Sixes Social Cricket, Cinepolis Luxury Theaters, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sea Life Aquarium, Six Flags over Texas, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Broadway Dallas, Immersive Gamebox, PinStack Bowl, Parry’s Pizzeria, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Grace and Stella, Color Street, and others.