Folly Garden Party

Eat, Drink, & be Jolly for the Folly

You’re Invited to the Folly Garden Party!

Sunday, September 13th at 4 PM, join us for a (socially-distanced) picnic benefit to support the Folly Theater!

Advanced Ticket Purchase Required

Every year our Development Director, Brian Williams, hosts the Folly Garden Party in the garden of his historic Hyde Park Home to help raise funds for the Folly Theater’s general operations fund. These funds are used to help pay for the operation and maintenance of the historic theater, book internationally acclaimed artists for the Folly Jazz Series, and much more.

This year’s picnic has a few changes in order to keep our attendees safe and healthy including social distancing, mask requirements (except while eating and drinking), and masks and gloves for all servers.

This year, to reduce to touching of food, all meals will be served in pre-packaged Individual Picnic Baskets. If you are unable to join the group for the socially distanced event, we encourage you to take part in the “Curbside Pick-Up” where we’ll have your meal ready for you to take to your own picnic spot.

Purchase your tickets today!

Click the button below or call Brian Williams at 816-768-6886 to purchase your tickets.

Sponsorships are available now!

COVID-19 Precautions

1. Masks will be required, except while eating and drinking. All servers will wear masks and gloves.

2. Tables will be spaced more than 6 feet apart, and guests are welcome to eat in the house, on the side porch, in the carriage house, on the lawn, or under the tents.

3. No buffet service this year! Pre-packaged picnic baskets will be available for everyone to enjoy. Extra pieces of fried chicken and our Vegan Casserole will also be available.

4. We’ll have more bars and fewer options to reduce bar lines.

5. If you’d love to have a fried chicken picnic, but don’t feel comfortable at a large gathering, you may pre-order “Curbside Pickup”, and a pre-packaged picnic basket will be available for you on the curb in front of my house on September 13. Check “Curbside Pickup” on your Reply Form so we can plan to have your basket(s) available. We will confirm a time for your pickup before September 13.

The Folly Thanks This Year’s Generous Underwriters & Sponsors

Pete B. Browne & Julie Walker BrowneRichard Keller & Michael GlennonTwin Financial, Inc.
Burleson Orthodontics & Pediatric DentistryJulie & Mike KirkAnn & Frank Uryasz
Robert ClaassenLaura & Rueben PerinSara E. Welch
Joan HoranMark E. Persson, DDsThe C. Stephen Metzler & Brian D. Williams Fund
Dan Hubbard & Ron SmithChris Porter & Rorik Peterson

Chris & Tricia BennerDenise & Tom HolcomBill & Peggy LyonsMike Sigler & Greg Orborny
Scott & Robin Boswell, Commerce Trust CompanyTom & Carol HynekRocky Mountain & Bob PaulyDale & Andrea Smith
Robert CodyBrad JohnsonSteve & Kim NelsonTJ & Willard Snyder
Roy CordyKim Jones & Shelly FreemanSue & Lewis NermanRick & Aimee Starks
Jill & Bill CoughlinJolie Justus & Luciana BardwellAlison & Steve PaddockJo Ann & Bill Sullivan
Culver Family FoundationDarren E. Killen, MD & Dustin A. SwartzLyla & Rory PerrodinGreg Thurman & Don White
Dean DachenhausenKnapstein DesignGreg Porter & James TownsendClyde & Katie Wendel
Kathy & Jim DunnShannon Hennessy & Peg PrendergastLisa & Charles SchellhornFrank & Helen Wewers
Mark & Linda EagletonJoy & Stewart KoestenMichael Seck & Sharon MossmanRick & Annie Zander
Pam & Gary GradingerLisa LeonardLonnie Shalton & Rita Leifhelm
Neil & Lona HarrisSiobhan McLauglin LesleyCharles Shrout & Kelly Cole