Fourth Annual “Magic in the Moonlight” Raised Funds for the Botanical Garden
On the evening of Friday, October 18, The New Orleans Botanical Garden honored the Garden Study Club of New Orleans for the sustained support they have provided for many years. Chaired by Marla Donovan, Dana Hansel and David Waller, the evening featured a four-course seated dinner prepared by renowned chef Aaron Burgau of Patois and music provided by Dr. Michael White and his band.
“Magic in the Moonlight” celebrated its fourth anniversary that night and had the beautiful oaks of the Botanical Garden decorated with small twinkling lights to create a truly enchanting atmosphere. An intimate occasion, the setting is bolstered by the dinner’s location: right along the main axis of the garden. Hosted by President Anne Abbott and Genevieve Munson Trimble Director Paul M. Soniat, cocktail hour began promptly at half past 6 and the dinner was attended at maximum seating capacity. Auction items included an original painting by Cleland Powell and a villa stay in Santiago de Allende, Mexico. Proceeds from the evening were directed to the construction of a new entrance to the Botanical Garden and Storyland.
Event at a Glance
What: “Magic in the Moonlight,” benefiting The New Orleans Botanical Garden and the Garden Study Club of New Orleans
When: Friday, October 18, 2013
Where: New Orleans Botanical Garden at City Park