Under a Blue Moon 2010 Is In the Books

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Under a Blue Moon 2010 Is In the Books

Categories: Blog, Newsworthy, Under a Blue Moon

Katherine Barton and Mary Biber

The committee for Under A Blue Moon, co-chaired by our friends Mary Biber and Katherine Barton, recently took pause to consider the great success of our biggest fundraiser of the year.  The wrap up meeting held at The Corbin Bronze Gallery, on Southwest Boulevard, was a special treat from our chairmen who thanked the committee for all their combined efforts to make the evening fun, full and fantastic.

How fantastic?  This event NETTED just over $100,000!

Under a Blue Moon is a silent and live auction that highlights fine food, wine and atmosphere as a

Thanks to Whitt Ross for delicious appetizers

way to enjoy the growing gardens and raise needed funding.  This year’s event dodged storms and endured humidity but enjoyed the highest-rated feedback since the event began in 2003.  Lon Lane’s Inspired Occassions served a feast of tenderloin and fresh vegetables with a warm potato and herb gratin.  Tables were laden with checkered tableclothes, both upscale and downhome.  The guests, 370 of them, enjoyed a stroll down the Heartland Harvest Garden path before relaxing into their tables with family and friends.  Here’s a look at some of the fun moments of this year’s event:

We can’t do it without the help of our sponsors!
Special thanks to those who made the Under a Blue Moon garden party and rare plant auction a success:

Honorary Chairmen
Mary Ann and Nick Powell

Katherine Barton and Mary Biber

Underwriting Sponsors
Gwyn Prentice and Andy Atterbury

Heirloom Sponsors
Katherine and Clay Barton
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Biber
Dan and Sandi Collinson
Mr. & Mrs. Jon Ellis
Allan & Carol Hallquist
Mark and Kandi McCasland
Sally Wood

Table Sponsors
Weldon & Vicki Brady
Joan & Bert Berkley
Burns & McDonnell
Jeffrey Byrne & Sheldon Andrew
Stephen & Martha Chinn
Commerce Trust Company
Paul & Katherine DeBruce
Marlese & Bob Gourley
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Harmon
Chuck & Elizabeth Johnson
David Gale & Gina Kaiser
KCP&L / Kuhn & Wittenborn
Lead Bank
Bruce & Becky Monke
John & Jessica Peryam
George & Wendy Powell
Jill & Wayne Rice
Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Spaulding III
JoAnn and Greg Stultz
Sylvia Wagner & Bob Pullman
Alison & Scott Ward

Table Hosts
Jim & Sharon Greenwood
Mary Ann & Nick Powell
Pat & Rodger Wright

Gold Patrons
Diane and Ford Brent
Jean Kiene
Jeanie and Robert Latz
Peter and Cappy Powell
UMB Bank – Clyde and Katie Wendel

Silver Patrons
Courtney Earnest
Marvin Snyder

Bronze Patrons
Carolyn and Daniel Caldwell
Lynne and Robert Cohen
Robert and Susannah Evans
Barbara and Chet Landes
Jim and Jeanne McDowell
Olen and Karen Monsees
John and Susan Pierson
Linda Williams

Plant Donors
Bear Valley Nursery
Bird’s Botanicals, David Bird
Bluebird Nursery, Inc.
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Colonial Nursery
Forrest Keeling Nursery
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Hollingsworth Nursery
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Iseli Nursery Inc.
Jackie Millikin
Klehm Song Sparrow
Loma Vista Nursery
Bill Malouche
McConnell’s Plantland
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Wildflowers Nursery
Mt. Cuba Center, Delaware
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Powell Gardens
Red Cedar Gardens
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Sarah P. Duke Garden
Shaw Nature Reserve
Soil Service
Marvin Snyder
Spring Meadow Nursery
Larry Stanley & Sons Nursery
The Botany Shop
The Dawes Arboretum
Vintage Hill
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Other Auction Item Donors
A French Accent
A Wine Flights Bar
Alan and Mary Atterbury
Katherine Barton
Trish Bellington
Mary Biber
Terry Binns
Alan Branhagen
Jeffery Byrne and Sheldon Andrew
Café Europa
Center Point Medical Center
Steven and Helene Cohen
Ron DeJarnette
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
Katherine DeBruce
Gary Dolan
Lynn and Nick Douthat
Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden
Fiddly Fig
Suzanne Frisse and Meadowlark Acres
Diane Fulks
George Terbovich. A Lifestyle Store
H & R Lawn and Landscape
Herb Gathering
Howard Hannah of the River Club
Hudson & Jane
Jasper’s Marco Polo Restaurant
KC Power and Light District
King Estates
Little House
Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions
Ken Millsap and Jay Wilson
Missouri Botanical Garden, Dr. Peter Raven
Paul Mesner Puppets
Peartree Antiques and Distinctive Arts
Becky and Maury Petrehn
Plaza III
Wendy Powell
Powell Gardens’ Facilities Department
Powell Gardens’ Rental Department
Red Cedar
RSVP in the Village
Kevin Sink
Skyline Downtown Salon
Soil Service
Pat and Debbie Starke
Dustin Stephenson
Studio Chyree Photography
JoAnn and Greg Stultz
Tea Market
The Bristol
The Music Hall
Vino Leonardo
Dan Wehner of Westside Local
Lyman Whitaker
Wintermere and Bergamot
Winterthur Gardens
Jim and Ami Zumalt of Red Ridge Farm

Special Thanks
The Garden Center Association of Greater Kansas City
Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions
Treat America
Suzanne Frisse—Meadowlark Acres
Ken Knight
Norma Sutherland

Dave Webb
Dick Wilson
… and all those who helped keep expenses low to maximize the benefit to Powell Gardens!