According to First Anniversary Adventures Co-Chairs Bettina and Dan Hennessy,
“First Anniversary Adventures, a Celebratory Soiree for Adults in a Child’s World, will be a blast of a party celebrating the world-renowned Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It’s our turn to take to the garden without children in tow for exploring, playing, visiting and great dining with musical entertainment throughout the evening. Join us on Sunday, September 21, 2014, the actual anniversary date, at 6 p.m. Our committee is planning a truly fun, adventure-filled evening in this remarkable garden that we have joyfully discovered brings out the child in all of us.
“In addition to the delightful plans for the event, the Dallas Arboretum will honor top donors to the Children’s Garden, including Rory and Howard Meyers who represent the lead gift, Harold Simmons Foundation represented by Lisa Simmons, and Francie Moody Dahlberg of the Moody Foundation. The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison will serve as our guest of honor after serving as our honorary chair of the capital campaign to build the garden. We will also thank Cecile Bonte, capital campaign chair, whose leadership helped raise the millions over many years.
“After cocktails in the plaza accompanied by the outstanding Booker T. Washington Jazz Ensemble, we will experience the garden in all its wonder—with garden guides to give us all the pearls to maximize our visits in the different galleries and educational Arboretum mascots to stroll with us. We get to choose what miraculous visions of outer space to view on the OmniGlobe, and young talented musicians will entertain us as we navigate the pathways or relax in the alcoves. All of that will precede a gourmet dinner with fine wine and festive entertainment.
“Attire should be cool, festive and ready for adventure! Support for First Anniversary Adventures will benefit programming for the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, especially providing access to public school children. If you are ready to join us for a fun and playful evening, please contact Karen Reardon at 214.515.6601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
* Photo provided by the Dallas Arboretum