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Friendship Botanic Gardens Hosts Virtual Gala July 23
Michigan City, IN
06/25/2020 02:22 PM

Friendship Botanic Gardens’ annual fundraising gala will be held online Thursday, July 23, from 6:45-8 p.m. CDT. The public is invited to participate in the virtual fundraiser so the Gardens can continue to be a community space for tranquility, beauty, health and wellness, celebration and gathering. The virtual event takes the place of the annual gala, which serves as the main fundraiser for operating money that keeps the community green space open and maintained.


The virtual event will be filled with surprise guests, a silent and live auction and musical entertainment. The silent auction will launch July 13 and will be available until July 22. Live auction packages include an exotic trip to South Africa, a Bariloche (Argentina) snow skiing trip for summer 2021, a one-week stay at a beautiful mansion in Naples, Florida, and a sunset cruise for 6 people on Lake Michigan (includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres). 


There is also a raffle with a $5,000 grand prize! (The second place prize is $1,000, and third place prize is $500). Only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available for purchase from FBG Board of Directors for $100, cash or check. The winner will be announced during the night of the virtual gala. Contact to purchase a raffle ticket.


Friendship Botanic Gardens is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies heavily on monetary contributions from individuals and corporations in the community. Thank you to the following sponsors of the Gardens whose contributions are critical to the organization: Horizon Bank, Marquiss Electric, Dekker Vacuum Technologies Inc., Lakeside Wealth Management, Purdue Northwest, Fifth Third Bank, and NIPSCO.


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