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A Night to Honor Peggy Dark October 23, 2016

A Night to Honor Peggy Dark – a Great Success!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Arboretum’s Oct. 23rd Night to Honor Peggy Dark. All totaled, nearly 200 guests enjoyed the sumptuous cuisine artfully prepared by the Kitchen for Exploring Foods, who underwrote the dinner. Many others who couldn’t join us sent in their contributions and good wishes. The evening provided wonderful support new Arboretum education programs including the new Children’s Learning Patio and Next Generation Science Field Study program – soon to launch at the Arboretum.

Despite a little drizzle, attendees’ spirits were not dampened. The magical evening, set in the Celebration Garden, was augmented by the performance of MUSE/IQUE, under the direction of conductor Rachael Worby.

The thank yous run deep. First and foremost is the amazing committee who worked on this event for many months. Thank you for your time and talents. Our appreciation goes to:

Peggy Darka and Chris as tree 2016-10-23-15-53-12Gala Committee

Jill Berry
Susan Delaney
Ellen Knell
Gale Kohl
Terri Kohl
Susan Kranwinkle
Phaedra Ledbetter
Alexandra Poer
Peg Rahn

Of course, the event would not be possible without the generous support of our many sponsors. In addition to The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, was our Media Sponsor the Outlook Newspapers. Additionally, we are grateful to our top level sponsors for their tremendous support: Alyce and Warren Williamson, Kellogg Garden Products, Offsite IT, Ellen and Harvey Knell, and Terri and Jerry Kohl. We also thank the Wells Fargo Foundation and Rose Hills. Please see below for a complete list of the evening’s sponsors.

The biggest thank you, however, goes to Peggy Dark – a tremendous Arboretum friend and hero who made the entire night possible. Peggy thank you for your support, your good humor, and for being a champion for youth education! We adore you, and it was a thrill for all of us at the Arboretum to celebrate your many contributions.

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Special thanks to our gala dinner supporters:

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   Alyce & Warren Williamson

                                              SHADE CANOPY SPONSOR



    Ellen & Harvey Knell           Terri & Jerry Kohl



                                               GABION WALL SPONSOR

Gale Kohl & Rene Chila

Tanabe, McMahon, Tanimoto & Farmer Group-Merrill Lynch

Molly Munger & Stephen R. English


                                               EDIBLE GARDEN SPONSOR

Arcadia Methodist Hospital

Amy & Jules Buenabenta

Susan Chandler

Catherine “Tink” Cheney & Barry Jones

Sue & Jim Femino

Bob & Kathy Gillespie

Nancy & Michael Haraham

H.K.G. LLP, Certified Public Accounts

Huntington Hospital

Knight Insurance

Susan & Doug Kranwinkle

Mark & Phaedra Ledbetter

Beverly C. Marksbury

Plowman Family/Outlook Newspapers

Peg Rahn

Charles & Eileen Read

Vicky & David Rogers

Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary

Rotary Club of Arcadia

Richard Schulhof & Sandy Goodenough

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Techentin

Tetra Tech

Betsey Tyler

Weaver Insurance

Wells Fargo Foundation

Ian & Barbara White-Thomson

Joe & Marilyn Zeronian

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