K-State Garden Party

Silent Auction

 Get out those dancing shoes and attend this year’s Kansas State University Garden Party on June 2. The party — themed “Can You Dig It?” — will include the best hits from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.  

“This year’s event will be so much fun,” Deanna Moeder, chair of the Garden Party planning committee, says. “A disc jockey will be playing music our typical crowd listened to in their teen years. They say the music you listen to as a teen is the music you will love the rest of your life.” 

The event, which is in its 13th year, raises money to provide stipends to K-State students who are interested in an internship at the Gardens.  

“Our intention is to raise money so students can have a true hands-on experience while working at the K-State Gardens,” Moeder says. “We think it’s certainly worthwhile and gives students opportunities.” 

In addition to music and dancing, the party offers a meal, an open bar and a silent auction. 

“Our silent auction provides even more of an opportunity to gather funds for our internship program,” Moeder says. “We are so appreciative of the local businesses and artists who donate their time and masterpieces to the party. Ralph Fontenot provides beautiful artwork, which is a popular item.” 

Fontenot is a watercolorist who attended K-State and has many of his landscape pieces in the Strecker-Nelson Gallery on Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan.

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit this website


Manhattan, KS