Gala in the Garden

  • Sunday, May 1, 2005 – 3:00 pm7:00 pm

Join us for a delightful spring afternoon with cocktails, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a silent auction featuring a plethora of unique plants and an electric array of many other distinctive items.

Schedule of Events

3:00 PM-6:00 PM Ó Cocktail party and silent auction in the gardens
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Ó Dessert social in the York Auditorium and Parking Circle Garden drawing.
7:00 PM Ó Silent auction check-out

Auction Donors

Ann Armstrong
At Ease Ó Carol Daley
JC Atwell Designs Ó Julia Atwell
Pam and Michael Beck
Fred Burt
Carolee Boutique
H. Marc Cathey
Cedar Creek Gallery Ó Jennifer Dolan
Center Stage Ó Sharon Moore
Century Framing, Ltd. Ó Bobby Wilder
The Crafts Center Ó Jim Pressley
Custom Landscapes Ó Suzanne Edney
Doggie Impressions by Nancy Ó Nancy Hughes
Fair Products Ó Judi and Judi Grainger
The Fire Place Ó Ruby McSwain
The Hammock Source Ó Hannah Thompson
Beth and Juan Jimenez
Katie-Did Enterprises Ó Katie McKendry
Cheryl Kearns
Anita Kuehne
Bryce Lane
Jewelry by Artie – Artie Leamon
Peter Loewer
Elizabeth Lyne
Bob Lyons
The Mast Farm Inn Ó Kay Phillip
Denise McQuillen
Tom Monaco
Natural Stone Sculptures Ó Phil Hathcock
NC State Ó Bob Cairns
NC State Ó Plant Pathology Ó Zvezdana Pesic-Vanesbroeck
NC State Ó College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ó College Advancement
New Jersey Agricultural Experunebt Stations Ó Jack Rabin
NOFO at the Pig Ó Alice Wilson
North Carolina Association of Nurserymen Ó Ronald and Bev Gelvin
Marjorie O'Keeffe
Pat Olejar
Petsitters Ó Dwen Andrews-Cita
Pittsboro Penguins Ó Karen Tiede
Kim and Rori Powell
Charlotte and John Presley
Quality Staffing Specialists Ó Phyllis Eller-Moffett
Raleighwood Cinema and Grill
J. C. Raulston's Estate Ó Tracy Traer
Tony Reevy
Elizabeth and Robert Rehm
Renee's Massage Service Ó Renee Mitchell
Margot Rochester
Sam and Bill's Place Ó Greg Brown
Anne Spafford
United Energy, Inc. Ó Haddon and Irma ClarkSorrell
University Theatre Ó Diane Ocilka
Amy Veatch
Joyce Watkins King
Weems Cuisine Ó Sue and Ed Weems
Janice Wilson
Barbara Winn
Words and Wires by Elizabeth Gant Ó Elizabeth Gant
Z Enterprises Ó Anthony and Betsy Zajovits


Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor
A E Finley Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Jeanette and Wallace Hyde

Silver Sponsor
Bland Landscaping/Nancy and Tom Bland
The Brickman Group, Ltd.
Dottie and W. L. Burns
CALS College Advancement
Campbell Road Nursery
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Carolina Nurseries, Inc.
Carroll's Plant Center, Inc.
Century Framing Ltd.
First Citizens Bank
Gold Kist Inc.
Hawksridge Farms
Mary Neely and Jim King
The Lundy Fetterman Family Foundation
Murphy-Brown LLC
Murphy Family Ventures
Pender Nursery
Rorie and Kim Powell
Taylor's Nursery, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors
Jane Avinger
Phyllis and Don Brookshire
Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
Lee Darch and Kristin Mitchell/North Wake Animal Hospital
Fair Products
Foster Lake and Pond Management
Fowlers Nursery
Bev and Ron Gelvin
Gilmore Plant and Bulb Co. Inc.
Goddin Landscape and Maintenance, Inc.
Golden Corral Corporation
Andy Goodwin
The Hamlin Companies
Hefner's Nursery
Annie and Ray Hibbs
Hoffman Nurseries, Inc.
Julia Kornegay
Melda and Bill Lamm
LanArc/Debbie and Tom Pruett
Linda and Rick Lawson
Little and Little
Myatt Landscaping Concepts, Inc
North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation
Old Courthouse Nursery, LLC
Melissa Peden
Piedmont Carolina Nursery
Pennington Seed, Inc.
Sampson Nursery, Inc.
Turftenders Landscape Services, Inc.
United Energy/Irma and Haddon Clark
Willow Tree Landscaping, Inc.
Wyatt-Quarles Seed Company
Rosemary and Smedes York

Progress Energy
Tommy and Marsha Massey

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Donna Walker at (919) 513-3826 or

Container Garden Contest

Here's your chance to help the JCRA with the Gala in the Garden and put your gardening skills to the test all at once. We're having a container garden contest! The gardens will be judged and the winner will receive either an engraved brick to be placed in our courtyard or two tickets to Gala 2006 Ó your choice. We'll use all the entries as part of our decorations at Gala 2005 and they will also be included in the auction. Go to our Web site and see all the details or contact Donna Walker at (919) 513-3826 or for more information about the contest. We'll only need 22 so don't wait to contact us!

Please call (919) 513-3826 to register for the Gala in the Garden.
JC Raulston Arboretum.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-3826 or (919) 513-3463 for more information about this event.