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 the 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.
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 fares, 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.
The Folly Thanks This Year’s Generous Underwriters & Sponsors!
|Pete B. Brown & Julie Walker Browne||Stinson LLP||Robert Classen|
|Jon & Wendy McGraw – Buttonwood Financial Group||Kim Jones & Shelly Freeman||The C. Stephen Metzler & Brian D. Williams Fund|
|John & Marny Sherman||Dan Hubbard & Ron Smith||Twin Financial, Inc.|
|Richard Keller & Michael Glennon||Randy Sedlacek & Mary Ventura||Chris Coffey & Chuck Michel|
|Joan Horan||Linda & Steve Taylor||Alison & Steve Paddock|
|Sara E. Welch||Mark Persson, DDS||Fred O. Nelson|
|Rorik Peterson & Chris Porter||Julie & Mike Kirk||Laura & Reuben Perin|
|Mark Seely & Ross Haynes||Burleson Community Fund|
|Mark & Linda Eagleton||Newt Jones & Jim Corrick||Rick & Annie Zander||Sue & Lewis Nerman|
|Sandy Schermerhorn & Martha Boyd||Kim & Steve Nelson||Sarah & Jonathan Baum||Gregory Porter & James Townsend|
|Lonnie Shalton & Rita Leifhelm||Robert J. Cody||Don & Pat Dagenaid||Paul Milakovich|
|Carol & Tom Hynek||Joy & Stewart Koesten||TJ & Willard Snyder||Clyde & Katie Wendel|
|Regina & Bill Kort||Kay Johnson & Bill Koenigsdorf||Scott & Robin Boswell, Commerce Trust Company||Diane Botwin & Mike Vessels|
|Bob Pauly & Rocky Mountain||Cheryl Dillard & Pat Titterington||Mike Sigler & Greg Oborny||Jo Ann & Bill Sullivan|
|Pam & Gary Grandinger||Michael Seck & Sharon Mossman||Stewart Smith & Matt Stretz||Robert & Merry Quackenbush|
|Mark Sappington & David Mcgee||Bill & Peggy Lyons||Lisa & Charles Schellhorn||John Rensenhouse & Darren Sextro|
|Dean Dachenhausen||Christine Ketterlin||Dale & Andrea Smith||Greg Thurman & Don White|
|Aimee & Rick Starks||Lyla & Rory Perrodin||Sharon & John Hoffman||Tricia & Chris Benner|
|Richards Financial Services, Inc.||Theresa Ryan & Danny Carmichael||Rosetta & Wayne Robins||Jolie Justus & Lucy Bardwell|
|Jill & Bill Coughlin||Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley||Carol & Allan Hallquist||Christine & Gary Adams|
|Julie & Richard Paradise||Palle & Dennis Rilinger||Darren E. Killen, MD & Dustin A. Swartz|