February 16, 2023

Enchanted Gala 2023

"Whiskers On The River"

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Wonder Gardens will be hosting its seventh annual Enchanted Gala. The Gardens will be bathed in the glow of hundreds of theatrical lights, our exhibit animals will be on display and our staff will be circulating to offer you the opportunity to get close to some of our ambassador animals. Jazz music will be playing during the cocktail party and a photo booth will be conveniently stationed to provide a memento of the evening. You’ll enjoy a fantastic meal, an engaging program about The Wonder Gardens, an entertaining auction featuring an array of interesting items and experiences, and have the opportunity to support the recovery from Hurricane Ian and exciting future development of The Wonder Gardens.

Gala Timeline:

  • Gate Opens for Guests: 6:00 pm
  • Wine Walk Cocktail Party: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Dinner & Program:
    • Find your seat in the tent: 7:15 pm – 7:30 pm
    • Introductory Program: 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
    • Dinner 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm
    • Bounce Back and Spring Forward Presentation: 8:15 pm – 8:25 pm
    • Enchanted Auction: 8:25 pm – 8:45 pm
    • Enchanted Fund-A-Need: 8:45 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Drive Safely!

Presenting Sponsor

Billy The Bee Foundation

Peacock Sponsor

FineMark National Bank & Trust

Parrot Sponsors

Kim & Tom Beckett

Bill & Anne Marie Blatt

Bonita Boarding Kennel & Pet Camp

Donna M. Flammang, Esq.

Brennan, Manna & Diamond, PL

Diane & Doug Ewing

Keith Hynes & Lena Neal

Dr. Judith And Dr. James MacGregor

Marjorie Rubacky

Bill & Judy Turner

Specialty Sponsors

Patron Party Sponsor - FineMark National Bank & Trust

Specialty Craft Cocktail Sponsor - Chartreuse

Media Sponsor - Presstige Printing

Event Photographer Sponsor - Jacke McCurdy

Guest Photograph Sponsor - Marjorie Rubacky

Parrot Sponsorship Ticket Package
Enjoy the Enchanted Gala as both a patron and a recognized sponsor. Includes 2 tickets to the gala with preferred seating, admission for 2 to the Enchanted Patron Party at FineMark Bank on the evening of Thursday, February 9th and have your name or logo included in all future event promotions as well as displayed at the gala. Your $1,500 investment will help The Wonder Gardens bounce back and spring forward! Questions? Contact Kevin Miller at 239-290-3673 / kevin@wondergardens.org

Patron Supporter Table Package
The package comes with 2 Patron level tickets (Which include attendance at the Patron Party at FineMark Bank on the evening of Thursday, February 9th) and 6 Gala level tickets. This guarantees that you and your guests will be seated together at your own table. Your $3,000 investment will offer enjoyable experiences while helping The Wonder Gardens to further its mission. (A limited number of tables for ten will be available. Contact Christine Corning at 239-896-0239 / christine@wondergardens.org)