Pictured: David Sassano, Chad West, Annemarie Bristow and Barbara Barbee (photo by Hunter Chitwood)

This past March, the second annual Dash for the Beads was held to support the beautification of the Oak Cliff area. All the proceeds from the race went to projects at Lake Cliff Park. Sponsor Chad West, personal injury attorney, presented a check of $5,000 ($1,500 more than last year) to Friends of Oak Cliff Parks, a volunteer group dedicated to improving and maintaining the parks in Oak Cliff.