Enjoy a lovely evening under the stars in Morris Arboretumâ€™s world-class Rose Garden at the annual Moonlight & Roses fundraising gala on Friday, June 7. Proceeds from this yearâ€™s event will support both annual operations and education programs. These education initiatives encourage environmental awareness and stewardship and thereby continue the Arboretumâ€™s mission of connecting plants, people and place.
This yearâ€™s Moonlight & Roses honoree is long time friend and Arboretum supporter, Nina Schneider. Nina has been involved as a volunteer at the Arboretum since 1992, and has participated in a wide variety of projects including the design and maintenance of garden displays, the annual Plant Sale, and the redesign and renovation of the Arboretumâ€™s gift shop. She previously served on the Arboretumâ€™s Advisory Board of Managers and is currently a member of several Arboretum committees.
Ellen and Jay Hass, and Christine and Michael Bamberger, are the 2013 Moonlight & Roses co-chairs. These two couples have being working tirelessly to ensure an outstanding celebration. And part of the excitement this year is the Farm-To-Table Feast, a new dinner menu filled with locally grown ingredients created by BruleĂ© Catering Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix. Also new this year is the special preview party in the Rose Garden for Benefactors and Patrons.
Moonlight &Roses gala starts at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors dâ€™oeuvres in the renowned Rose Garden, followed by dinner and dancing, featuring music by The Janis Nowlan Band, under the signature Moonlight & Roses clear-top tent. Reservations are required and space is very limited. Opportunities are also available to sponsor a table(s). For more information or to request an invitation, please contact Karen McGinley at (215) 247-5777, ext 418, or firstname.lastname@example.org.