The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands met today, and they used the occasion to celebrate the success of their annual fundraising auction last weekend. They’ll add more than $50,000 in profit from that night to funds raised from other events and donors to award college scholarships to deserving high school students in May.

They also hosted a mini-forum with District 10 Dallas City Council candidates Jerry Allen and Don Sanders. Exchange Club Program Chairman David Solomon gave them each a few minutes to address the crowd, then they answered questions. Both men demonstrated their dedication to serving the community and described their optimism about Lake Highlands, despite today’s economic difficulties and Dallas’ political controversies. Both discussed the need for leadership as our neighborhood seeks redevelopment of aging properties, including retail and apartments. Though the men differ in their approaches, they were positive in their dealings with each other and in their outlook for the future. The Exchange Club unanimously praised them for their willingness to serve.

Look for more about the election here on the blog when Advocate publisher Rick Wamre moderates a candidate forum on April 20th for the Lake Highlands Area Improvement Association.