at Denver Country Club neighborhood benefiting The Central City Opera at 6 p.m.
It’s now official: it’s holiday season, even though it seems like it was just 4th of July a little while ago.
The Central City Opera Guild presents the L’Esprit De Noel kickoff party and home tour every year to usher in the Christmas mood and to support the Central City Opera. The Denver Country Club area was back for a repeat performance in offering beautiful homes and decor for patrons to marvel at for this year’s 40th anniversary event.
True to the pattern the past few years, the weather turned frigid, but that did not dampen the spirits of supporters and partygoers, who visited five houses on the L’Esprit De Noel tour just like adult trick or treaters. Guests ended up at Judith Newman-Bien’s house for this year’s reception and enjoyed good food and good company.
For more information about the homes on tour and the Central City Opera, visit https://centralcityopera.org/event/lesprit-de-noel-home-tour.
Michael Fuhrmann, left, and Jeffrey McRae hosted one of the houses on the tour
Designers Becca MacPherson (Plum Gallery Floral & Events), left, and Linda Faller (Dwell Antiques & Home)
Karen and Steve Biskie
Ann Heyler and her daughter Susan Harmon
Marty Erzinger and his mother-in-law Eileen Honnen McDonald
Pam Bansbach, left,and Judith Newman-Bien, whose house was the local for the kickoff reception
Judy Grant, left, Central City General/Artistic Director Pat Pearce and Newell Grant
JoAnne Posner Mayer, who owns one of the houses on tour, with her son Jason
Kickoff chairs Susan Stiff, left, and Nancy Hemming
Phoebe Smedley, left, with Jim and Prudy Hilger
Amy and Dan Fregoso from Adams & Jane decor
Liz and Jon Clarke
Scot Vaughn, left, and John R.G.
Sonny and Pam Wiegand
Nancy Benson, left, and Nancy Parker
Good friends Nancy Brittain and Susan Stiff
Meg and Ed Nichols
Edie Bell, left, Margaret Baker and BJ Dyer
Elizabeth Anderman, left, Richard Russo and Evan Anderman
Phil Steinhauer, Meg Datwyler and Jan Crewes Jones
Steve and Elizabeth Holtze, left, and John Guise
Mike Zoellner, left, Pam and Dutch Bansbach
Barbara Knight, left, and Denise Sanderson, special advisor for L’Esprit De Noel
Succession of Guild Presidents: Suzie Erzinger, present; Edie Bell, president-elect, and Margaret Baker, past president
Adrienne Singleton, left, Pat Robinson and Cynthia Webb
Jack and Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons
A comfy crowd enjoying the evening
Laura Fast and Bosco Dittweiler
Dick and Cheryl Shaw
Kathy and Lee Terry
Susan Warner McCann, Chair of 2016 L’Esprit de Noel, with her husband Henry–photo courtesy of Kathy Wells
Susan Warner McCann (chair), Denise Sanderson (advisor), Margaret Baker, Heather Brecl, Liz Clarke, Melinda Couzens, Christina Dinegar, Suzie Erzinger, Nancy Hemming, John Jobin, Ericka McDaniel, Vicki McFarlane, Clare Mail, Brooke Maloy, Melissa Rick, Karen Ritz, Antonette Smith, Susan Stiff, Kathy Terry, Kathy Wells
Presenting: Coldwell Banker Devonshire; Gold: City of Glendale; Silver: Land Title Guarantee Company; Bronze: Colorado & Company, Greg and Peggy Hanson, Denise and Jim Sanderson, Kelly and Troy Westergren; Media: Colorado Expression Magazine, The Denver Post, The Villager Newspaper, Country Club Neighborhood Living
Floral decorations for homes: Bouquets, City Floral, Twisted Tulip, Birdsall & Co., Plum Gallery
$23-$25 for tour tickets
Board of Directors:
Guild--President: Suzie Erzinger; VP Membership: Suszanne Pacetti and Kathy Wells; VP Education: Karen Ritz and Linda Clark; VP Historic Properties: Kathy Eichenberger; Treasurer: Nichole Kirkpatrick; Secretary: Lisen Kintzele; Past President: Margaret Baker; President Elect: Louise Atkinson