Park Place Lexus kicks off toy drive to benefit GRACE Christmas Cottage

Park Place Lexus, the official “Drive For Toys”  sponsor of the GRACE Christmas Cottage, kicked off the 2011 toy drive collection Nov. 10 at the Grapevine dealership.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse provided inspired appetizers, joyous spirits and special holiday champagne tasting by their Master Sommelier, Barbara Werley.

From left: Mark Woolverton, GRACE Director of Development;Amy Robinson, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse;Gary Venner, Park Place Lexus Grapevine General Manager;Barbara Werley, Master Sommelier, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse; and Liz Tankersley, Park Place Dealerships Marketing Manager.

The GRACE Christmas Cottage provides provides gifts for the children of GRACE (Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange) in a store like setting.  The Cottage is open for a full two weeks prior to Christmas.

Guests were encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Cottage.  By the end of the evening the Lexus IS Convertible was as full as Santa’s Sleigh on Christmas Eve and held close to 100 new gifts which will supply a great start to filling the Cottage for the children of GRACE.

For more information about GRACE, go to

Winner of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Park Place Lexus Grapevine has been recognized as an Elite of Lexus Dealer 11 years in a row, and received a #1 national ranking in customer satisfaction. Founded in 1987 by Ken Schnitzer, Park Place Dealerships represents luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, smart, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Lotus, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, Bugatti and Maserati. For more information, go to

Story by David Alvey. Photos by Rhiannon Lee. 

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