Join friends of the Garden on Saturday, October 15, for a festive evening including reception, silent auction, and rousing lion dance leading into dinner and a live auction. It’s a great way to support our mission to serve families and the community through cultural and educational programs and fun annual festivals in the Garden. Imperial Dragon Sponsors are The Boeing Company and Seattle Family Regional Center.
After seven years of free storage (thanks to Starbucks Company), we are searching for new free or inexpensive storage within a 20-minute drive of the Garden — preferably in south or west Seattle or environs. Minimum size needed is about 200 square feet. Our Chan Center office cannot accommodate our archival and event display materials, plus some columns and wood related to courtyard construction. If you know of space that might work, please contact Kelvin, the garden’s office coordinator, at 206.934.5219 or email@example.com. We greatly appreciate any help to reduce our operating costs.
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At the October 24 Soaring Dragon Celebration, guests at the two Boeing Company tables gathered in front of a spectacular painting by Yiqiao (George) Jiang. Titled Chinese Dream, Peony Passion, it honors President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Soaring Dragon Celebration attendees enjoyed a reception with wine, guzheng music by Ena Wang, a painting demonstration by George Jiang, and a chance to win items in a silent auction. Sifu David Leong and students at Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness led a colorful lion dance to dinner, pumping up the energy for the live auction action.
Guests raised bid cards to snare vacation stays in Guatemala and at Whistler, Alaska Airlines tickets, a VIP tour of the Boeing Everett plant, an instant wine cellar, and much more. Auctioneer Stephen Kilbreath proved a master at coaxing bids higher and higher, aided by emcee Wei Zuo and her skillful bilingual item descriptions.
Inspired by a $10,000 raise the paddle challenge donation from a Garden admirer, other friends responded to calls for support from board president Jim Dawson and Mason Blacher, our fundraising counsel. An upcoming e-newsletter will report in more detail.
Soaring appreciation toThe Boeing Company and Alaska Airlines. Many thanks to everyone who donated items to the auction and to winning bidders, Raise the Paddle supporters, table captains and attendees, and to our wonderful event volunteers. Your contributions give a big boost to our programs and capacity building initiatives as we enter 2016.
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The Garden is open to dogs with their two-footed friends, even those lacking this pair’s perfect garden names. Note that Willow is on a leash. Please bring plastic baggies for you know what. Our big field is great for walking dogs, but also is enjoyed by children and many other visitors. Woof woof !
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Give a Gift That Endures… Honor a Family Member or Friend with a Garden Brick
Years from now, visitors to the garden will pass by this wall and be delighted to say, “Look, right there, those are my grandparents’ names – they helped build this garden.”
Community friends prepare to cut the ribbon at the May 20, 2012, dedication for the Friendship Wall. To see more photos from this event,download a one-page pdf file.
Give a truly memorable, personalized gift. If you purchase a brick for our donor wall (built in 2011) we will prepare a special, numbered certificate for you to give now. This is a great gift for someone who has everything.
Prices vary from $250 to $675 based on the size of the brick and number of lines included.
Bricks are made of green granite stone and have gold engraving.
Your gift helps to build the Garden and strengthen a legacy for the important people in your life.
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