While the specter of inclement weather loomed for days in advance, we could not have asked for a better setting for this year’s Secret Garden Party. As the sun set in a hazy, orange sky we settled in for a night reminiscent of the of the Italian coast. Playing off the theme of an Italian summer supper, farm tables were lined with lush greenery, fresh citrus fruits, and soft candlelight. Cozy couches and plush garden furniture created conversational pockets that breathed an air of intimacy and connectedness into a bustling backyard. Nestled into a corner was a busy and bright auction tent. With items ranging from a Jason Aldean autographed guitar to spa packages to a children’s bike there was something available to everyone. In fact, we saw a few lighthearted bidding wars break out in the final minutes.
While we can’t pick favorites, this Secret Garden Party is definitely at the top of the list and we’d be remiss if we didn’t take the opportunity to thank all the people that made it possible.
- To our sponsors, we appreciate your generosity and trust in choosing Discovery Center as one way to make a positive impact on children and families in our community. Your gifts have opened the doors of exploration and discovery and will serve over 120,000 individuals this year.
- To our vendors, we thank you for helping to bring elegance and flair to this event. Modern Vintage Events, Five Senses Catering, Julie’s Bartending, Southern Events Party Rental, Southern Sky, Angel Pardue Photography, all of our auction item donors, and many others made this evening a success.
- To our committee, your leadership and enthusiasm through this process have been a gift from the beginning. From choosing color schemes and floral arrangements to helping with logistics and auction prep, there’s no way we could pull this off without you!