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ANCA Annual Secret Garden Party


A Child's Verse in the Garden
Secret Garden Party 2018

April 8, 2018   ~ Come and enjoy a tranquil afternoon in a beautiful hidden garden in northwest Fresno! The location is a secret, but will be revealed when you accept our invitation.

The Arne Nixon Center Advocates invite you to their 14th Secret Garden Party on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Celebrate the joy of children's poetry in a lovely garden setting as we honor National Poetry Month in April and the new Young People's Poet Laureate, Margarita Engle.

This year's party supports the creation of a community mural designed by the award-winning illustrator, Rafael López. Come paint with us! Together, we will add beauty to a Fresno neighborhood. Date and location of mural creation coming.

Underwriters are needed; they will receive tickets to the party and acknowledgements in promotional materials. The $1,000 Sponsors fee includes up to eight tickets; Patrons, for a $500 fee, get up to six tickets; Contributors, for $250, receive up to four tickets. Individual tickets are also available for $65 each. The garden party is ANCA's major annual fundraising event.

For more information about the Secret Garden Party, including disability accommodations or physical access call 559.278.8116 or contact Jami Sanford at