A sunset flight for two over Redlands and a 1960s cocktail and dinner party are up for bid at the Kimberly Crest House & Gardens Summer Soiree, set for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 on the Kimberly Crest grounds.
The fifth annual evening garden dinner party and auction is the Kimberly-Shirk Association’s premier fundraising event for the Kimberly Crest estate, at 1325 Prospect Drive next to Prospect Park.
Guests may enjoy champagne upon arrival, followed by a gourmet dinner with wine, a coffee and dessert bar and live music by Renee Rojanaro.
Tickets are $125 and available at www.KimberlyCrest.org or 909-792-2111.
The many auction items include two one-week stays in Hawaii, at Kauai and Kona; a handcrafted children’s wooden picnic table with toy barbecue and other accessories; oversized, outside tick-tack-toe and other games; and a cedar cooler.
“Kimberly Crest is a unique Redlands treasure,” said Nancy Spencer, president of the Kimberly-Shirk Association. “The Summer Soiree is the perfect event for the community to come together to support a piece of living history.”
The Kimberly-Shirk Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to protect and preserve the French-chateau-style Victorian mansion and Italian Renaissance-styled gardens. The historic property and museum is wholly supported through donations and fundraising events such as the Summer Soiree. It receives no city, state or federal tax funding.
Kimberly Crest House & Gardens is a registered California Historical Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The house and gardens were a gift from Mary Kimberly Shirk, who inherited the…
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