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Powell Gardens – Under a Harvest Moon

October 1st is the date for Powell Gardens’ annual Under a Harvest Moon. The festive evening will be held at The Missouri Barn at Powell Gardens. Susan Ambler Spencer is the event chair, and Courtney Earnest is being honored posthumously as the honorary chair. Guests at the festive soiree will enjoy an evening of cocktails, dining al fresco, a silent auction, and entertainment by Hot Club KC. Proceeds benefit the gardens, exhibitions, and programming.

Daphne Sajovic and Aren Sajovic


Guests at the 2023 Under A Harvest Moon celebration

Featured in the August 19, 2023 issue of The Independent.



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