Thanks to you we raised over $57,000 for the Folly Theater!
Thanks to all the amazing attendees and sponsors of the 2020 Folly (socially-distanced) Garden Party we managed to raise just over $57,000 toward supporting the Folly as she enters her 120th anniversary!
Guests were met with a picnic basket full of fried chicken, pasta salad, and other picnic fare, along with hand sanitizer and their own #FollyLove mask! It was a fabulous afternoon with masked conversations and socially distanced “cheers” in honor of our late friend C. Stephen Metzler & the Folly Theater.
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The Folly Thanks This Year’s Generous Underwriters & Sponsors
|Pete B. Browne & Julie Walker Browne||Richard Keller & Michael Glennon||Nancy & Phillip Reicher|
|Burleson Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry||Julie & Mike Kirk||Twin Financial, Inc.|
|Robert Claassen||Laura & Rueben Perin||Ann & Frank Uryasz|
|Joan Horan||Mark E. Persson, DDs||Sara E. Welch|
|Dan Hubbard & Ron Smith||Chris Porter & Rorik Peterson||The C. Stephen Metzler & Brian D. Williams Fund|
|Chris & Tricia Benner||Shannon Hennessy & Peg Prendergast||Bill & Peggy Lyons||Lonnie Shalton & Rita Leifhelm|
|Scott & Robin Boswell, Commerce Trust Company||Denise & Tom Holcom||Rocky Mountain & Bob Pauly||Charles Shrout & Kelly Cole|
|Robert Cody||Tom & Carol Hynek||Steve & Kim Nelson||Mike Sigler & Greg Orborny|
|Roy Cordy||Brad Johnson||Sue & Lewis Nerman||Dale & Andrea Smith|
|Jill & Bill Coughlin||Kay Johnson & Bill Koenigsdorf||Alison & Steve Paddock||TJ & Willard Snyder|
|Culver Family Foundation||Kim Jones & Shelly Freeman||Lyla & Rory Perrodin||Rick & Aimee Starks|
|Dean Dachenhausen||Jolie Justus & Luciana Bardwell||Greg Porter & James Townsend||Jo Ann & Bill Sullivan|
|Kathy & Jim Dunn||Darren E. Killen, MD & Dustin A. Swartz||Bill & Ginny Shackelford||Greg Thurman & Don White|
|Mark & Linda Eagleton||Knapstein Design||Lisa & Charles Schellhorn||Hoang-Anh Tran & Frank Diez|
|Mark Ensman and Fernando Rodriguez||Joy & Stewart Koesten||Sandy Schermerhorn & Martha Boyd||Clyde & Katie Wendel|
|Pam & Gary Gradinger||Lisa Leonard||Michael Seck & Sharon Mossman||Frank & Helen Wewers|
|Neil & Lona Harris||Siobhan McLauglin Lesley||Mark Seely & Ross Haynes||Rick & Annie Zander|
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.