La Fiesta Founders


In 2020, La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas was proud to honor our Thirty Fifth Anniversary and our founders:

Lindalyn Adams, Pierce Allman and Jennie Reeves

 In 1985 these three unlikely partners came together to lead efforts to save the oldest house in Highland Park.  Experiencing a budget shortfall, Lindalyn, Pierce and Jennie had to quickly pool their resources to find a way to raise the money to preserve the home and move it to Old City Park.  Inspired by the upcoming Texas Sesquicentennial, they dreamed up the idea of hosting a community-wide fundraising celebration, a fiesta, based on Texas historical tradition. The first La Fiesta Gala was held in Highland Park Village.  Six Duchesses representing families of Highland Park and University Park were presented in historically accurate gowns representing the six flags of Texas.  Response was enthusiastic!  Park Cities citizens who had served many good causes in Dallas realized it was the right time to serve their own community.  Little did Lindalyn, Pierce and Jennie know that this neighborhood benefit would evolve into the La Fiesta of today – an organization of hundreds that honors forty Duchesses and forty Escorts, supports seventeen beneficiaries and has raised over 10.2 million dollars for the Park Cities!

These three amazing individuals are true pillars of our community, leaving a legacy of generosity and tradition that continues to inspire and influence the Park Cities.   The passion, talent and friendship of Lyndalyn, Pierce and Jennie are the reason we have La Fiesta today – and that was truly a cause for a 35th Royal Celebration!