Sixth Annual Hutson Harvest Gala at MSU September 12

MURRAY - The Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture and the Friends of the Arboretum Board of Directors are excited to announce that the sixth annual Hutson Harvest Gala, a fundraiser for The Arboretum at Murray State University, will take place September 12 at 5:30 pm. 

This year's theme is "Home," and will provide an evening of Kentucky Proud farm-to-table style foods to enjoy. Guests are invited to enjoy an authentic hog roast, with a special treat provided by Whiskey Ridge Farms. Local music group Little by Little will provide live entertainment for the evening.

The gala's live auction will return for its third year, featuring unique items specific to the University. This year's live auction piece truly is historic: two hand-carved wooden serving pieces crafted from a 160-year-old hickory tree that fell on the lawn of Oakhurst during a summer storm. This is a great opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind piece that represents the deep-seated roots of Murray State. The annual silent auction will also include many wonderful locally-donated pieces for purchase. 

Sponsors for the event include Hutson, Inc., Murray State University Town & Gown, Racer Dining, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Farm to Fork, FNB Bank, CFSB, First Financial Bank, Independence Bank, The Murray Bank and US Bank.

The Arboretum at Murray State University has become a favorite destination for people of all ages since opening in 2013. The arboretum's mission is to provide and display a collection of both local and introduced plants, with emphasis on native trees, shrubs, and flowers of historic significance to the western Kentucky region. The arboretum is open to the public and features a short trail, pavilion and children's play areas.

The public is invited to RSVP to this year's Hutson Harvest Gala by September 6. Registration and payment are available at If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Hensley at 270-809-3001 or visit 

Published 12:00 AM, Friday Aug. 16, 2019
Updated 07:48 AM, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019


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