Letter: Thanks for house-tour support
Published 9:36 am, Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Huge thanks to all who made our 25th annual Westport Historical Society Holiday House Tour and Twilight Soiree a wonderful success. On Sunday, Dec. 4, over 600 toured five very different, very festive, Westport homes and historic Adams Academy. About 150 finished in style at Twilight Soiree, tasting wines from Fountainhead, munching hors d'oeuvres from Westport Chinese Takeout, Dunville's, Roly Poly, Matsu Sushi, Oscar's Deli, River House Tavern, Rizzuto's, Sugar+Olives, DaPietro's, Great Cakes, Lindt Chocolates, Roland Chocolates (William Chase), Meghann and Greg Smith and Robert Vadas, and bidding enthusiastically on silent auction items from Eco-chic Essentials, Headliners, Carlisle, Calypso St Barth, Faces Beautiful, Westport Inn, Pane & Bene, Boathouse at Saugatuck, New Canaan Wine, Greens Farms Spirits, Garelick & Herbs, Judith Connors, Venture Photography, Jane Sherman, Max's Art, Ed Gerber, Lula Belle, Shame on Jane, Millie Rae's, Delamar, Centro, V, Grey Goose, Stand Juice Co, Intensity Fitness, Organic Market, Lillian August, Westport Wash & Wax, Westport Hardware, Silvers, Castle Wine, Bradford Renaissance Portraits, Noelle Spa, Teroforma, Faye Kim, Westport Country Playhouse, Janine Brown, Diane James, Kat Burki, Lux Bond & Green, Merrill Boehmer, Cooking-In, Larry Untermeyer, Miggs Burroughs, Philip Johnson Glass House, Fat Cat Pie Co.
Major thanks to our annual sponsors: BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Weichert Capital Properties, Berchem Moses & Devlin, Betty R. & Ralph Sheffer Foundation, Janet & Fred Plotkin/Adolph & Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, The Leapley Financial Group/MorganStanley SmithBarney, Resnick Investment Advisors, TD Bank, U.S. Trust, Brown's Monument Works, Cohen & Wolf, Fountainhead and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. Additional support: Venture Photography, Harding Funeral Home, Atlantic Residential Mortgage, Frank Fraulo Agency and law office of George P. Judd.
Abundant gratitude to those who graciously opened their homes: Pamela and Jerold Singer, Damon and Alanna Conte, Nicole and Dan Donovan, Kelley Taylor and Stuart Aronson and Heike Hein Home LLC; to the interior designers/stylists, Kelley Taylor, Cheryl Sugel/Millie Rae's, Yvonne Claveloux, Skye Kirby/Lillian August; and to Terroforma (tabletop) and Diane James Home, Fosters Landscaping and Cyrus Paktinat, The Flower Fall (floral design). Long applause for our House Captains -- Hope Trowbridge, Richard St. Francis, Ed Gerber, Dorothy Packer, Deborah Gordon, Deborah Kulback, Mindy Wolkstein -- and their 80 docents, who greeted, distributed shoe bags and presented the interiors, and for our tireless committee: Joni Andrews, Ed Gerber, Jane Sherman, Heidi Friedman, Mary Lee Clayton, Nancy Sherter, Miggs Burroughs, Larry Untermeyer, Sue Kirby, Margaret LeBedis, Katie Chase, Dave Matlow, Lorraine Feliciano, Leah Scherzer, Katie Augustyn, Leo Cirino, Beth DeVoll, Suzanne Ancona, Tony Ancona, Kristan Peters-Hamlin, Barbara Brauner, Mimi Burroughs, Totney Benson, Rick Benson, Elliott Netherton, Sarah Menchaca, Meghann Murray Smith, Dutch Wynkoop, Mimi Burroughs, Gayle Ferencz, Kathy and Wayne LoCurto, Bill Chase, Staples Key Club and the Service League of Boys.
Finally, warm thanks to all who bought tickets, Toured, made merry, or bought at auction! Your support sustains the WHS (www.westporthistory.org) for all to enjoy!
Susan Gold, executive director
Dorothy Curran, president
Susan Wynkoop, tour chair