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Party with your Posse Fundraising Gala

July 17 @6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$100 – $2500

Join us for our annual fundraising gala, held at Firefly Farm in La Porte on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 6-11 p.m and party with your posse! Cowboy welcome begins at 5 p.m. Our event this year will be unlike anything you’ve experienced before — you won’t want to miss it!

Tickets include an over-the-top Western steak dinner and dessert buffet, cigar and bourbon lounge sponsored by Journeyman Distillery, musical entertainment by Johnny V and Al Joseph, as well as Amplified Sounds DJ, and line dancing. You’ll also want to join us in welcoming our featured and honored guest speaker, Mayor of La Porte, Tom Dermody! 

Tickets are $125/person and are available for purchase here until Thursday, July 15th.

Underwriter tickets are $2,500 for a table of 8. Your sponsorship includes the following benefits: 

  • A table for 8 guests at our event for dinner and festivities
  • Name and logo on our event page
  • Name on our LED sign on Highway 12 from commitment date through 60 days after the event
  • Name and/or logo used on all marketing materials, social media channels, etc. 

If you are an underwriter purchasing a table for your group or organization, please send your logo directly to before June 25th. 

*If you are planning on splitting the cost of the underwriter table, please contact our Event Coordinator, Stephanie Graham, at

Gala program ads are also available for purchase: $200/full-page, $100/half-page, $350/inside feature (first or last page in program), $500/back page feature. Please submit ads to no later than Friday, June 25. 

When purchasing a ticket, please specify who you’d like to be seated with for the evening. 

Raffle tickets are also available for purchase! $100 per ticket, only 300 sold. First prize is $5,000, second prize is $2,500, and third prize is $1,000. The winner will be announced at the gala on July 17! 

If you wish to pay via check, please make your checks payable to “Friendship Botanic Gardens” and mail them to P.O. Box 8834 Michigan City, IN 46361. 

Proceeds benefit the rejuvenation and beautification of Friendship Botanic Gardens. 

*Friendship Botanic Gardens is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.


Firefly Farm
329 S. 700 West
LaPorte, IN 46350 United States


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Gala Raffle Ticket - 7-17-2021
$ 100.00
177 available
General Admission - Gala Ticket 7-17-2021
$ 125.00
Gala Underwriter Table of 8 - Gala Ticket 7-17-2021
$ 2,500.00
Gala Program Full Page Ad 7-17-2021
$ 200.00
Gala Program Half-Page Ad 7-17-2021
$ 100.00
Gala Program Inside Feature Ad - 7-17-2021
$ 350.00
2 available
Gala Program Back Page Ad
$ 500.00
1 available