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 KET.org/summercelebration 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 KET.org/summercelebration.
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