KET invites guests to enjoy an evening of garden-party glamour at the 28th annual Summer Celebration. This year’s event, with its theme of “Rhythm & Blooms, will be led by  honorary chair Jon Carloftis, a Kentucky native and award-winning garden designer and author. The event will be held Friday, June 10 from 7 pm to midnight at Donamire Farm in Lexington, home of hosts Don and Mira Ball.
“Summer Celebration is a wonderful way that our generous sponsors, volunteers and friends can have a fun evening while supporting KET’s programs and services,” said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director and CEO.
New this year, guests can use the HANDBID app or go online to to preview and bid on the event’s 300 auction items, beginningJune 6. Silent auction items up for grabs include UK Basketball lower arena season tickets; tickets to Keeneland and Churchill Downs; vacation packages to the Caribbean; an African safari; art, dining and entertainment, and much more.
Live music will be provided by The Jimmy Church Band.
Event Sponsors include: Alliance Coal, LLC; Alltech; Ball Homes; Band of the Bluegrass Wealth Management; Baptist Health Lexington; Blue & Co.; Brotherton Brown Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Brown-Forman; Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens; Cooper Stewart Landscape Architecture; Cumberland Valley National Bank; Farmer’s Jewelry; John & Donna Hall; Hardscuffle, Inc.; Harp Enterprises; Harrod Concrete & Stone Co.; Hilliard Lyons; Kentucky Eagle; Kentucky League of Cities; Kentucky Power; LG&E and KU Energy, LLC; Maker’s Mark; McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC; PNC Bank; Rolex; Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky; Turner Development and US Bank.
Previous Summer Celebrations have raised more than $4 million to help advance the mission of KET.
Tickets are $150 per person. Reserved tables for eight, which includes a farm-to-fork feast, are available for $1,500. Information and reservations are available at (800) 866-0366 or online at
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