at Cableland benefiting Central City Opera Guild at 7:30 pm
If you aren’t in the holiday spirit yet, you just had to visit the L’Esprit de Noel holiday home tour. The holiday flower arrangements, vivid architecture, unique furnishings and artwork all gel into a wonderland of festive spirit.
Five homes in the Hilltop area were on the home tour this year, which is the 41st annual event. Visitors got to vote on their favorite floral designs from City Floral, Flower Power, Bouquets, Birdsall & Co. and the Tended Ticket, as well as table designs from City Floral, The Lark, Dwell Antiques, lulu’s furniture & decor and the Tended Thicket.
Supporters of the Central City Opera attended a patron party on Friday evening at Cableland, orchestrated by the CCO Guild. Guests included L’Esprit de Noel Chair Denise Sanderson and her husband Jim, CCO Guild President Edie Bell, Board President Elect Roopesh Aggarwal and Lauren Lovejoy, CCO general and artistic director Pat Pearce, outgoing CCO Board President Nancy Parker and Patron Party Chairs Susan Stiff and Nancy Hemming.
The warm atmosphere of Cableland helped to ward off the chill from the winter storm that seems to traditionally accompany this event. Happy holidays!
Committee members Christina Dinegar, left, and Sara Francois
Dr Herb Jacobs and his wife Betty opened their home for the tour.
Volunteers Therese DeLine (who will be a 2018 Flower Girl) and Susan Warner McCann, past chair of the event
Jon and Lynne Montague-Clouse
Beautiful holiday decor
Prudy and Jim Hilger
John and Karen Jobin
Roopesh Aggarwal, incoming president of the CCO Board, and Lauren Lovejoy
Katrina and Dan DeBacco, left, and Lora Murillo from presenting sponsor Coldwell Banker Devonshire
Amanda Gurr, left, Laurie Korneffel and Jeane Collopy
Warm, welcoming atmosphere
Barbara and Jerry Bader
One of the more modernly decorated homes on the tour
Decorated living room
Festive place settings
Diane and Buzz Sweat (she was on the committee)
Floral design by Birdsall & Co.
CCO’s Will Dehner and patron party Co-Chair Susan Stiff
Great food was offered to help warm everyone up.
Rick Robinson, left, and Dutch Bansbach
Nina Saks, left, Sonny Wiegand and Pam Bansbach
Kelly Baca, left, Gail Wheeler and Kathy Wells (committee)
John and Vicki McFarlane (committee)
Barb Ferguson and John Wilson
Tom Duggan and Chrissie Thompson
Ginny and Bob Fuller, left, Anne Zeckser and her mom Deanna Austin
Christine Frank, left, and Margaret Baker (committee)
Judy McCormick, left, and Trish Millice
Ellen Marchand, left, chats with Ellen Stewart
Bette and Dave Poppers
Erin Nichols, left, patron party Co-Chair Nancy Hemming, Sandy and Jerry Wischmeyer
Deb Morrow, left, Amanda Raddatz, Deborah Schmit-Lobis
Janie and Rick Stoddard, left, with Kelly Baca
L’Esprit de Noel 2017 Chair Denise Sanderson and her husband Jim
CCO Guild President Edie Bell, left, with outgoing CCO Board President Nancy Parker
Incoming and outgoing Board presidents: Roopesh Aggarwal and Nancy Parker
Carolyn Longmire, left, chats with Sandy Wischmeyer
Kevin Kearney and Sally Scott
Gerri Sweeney, left, Carolyn Wollard, Lauri Hamill and Beverlee Henry Fullerton
Denise Sanderson, chair of 2017 L'Esprit de Noel; Susan Stiff and Nancy Hemming, chairs of the patron party
Denise Sanderson, Chair; Edie Bell, Guild president; Margaret Baker, Heather Brecl, Liz Clarke, Melinda Couzens, Dan DeBacco, Christina Dinegar, Suzie Erzinger, Sara Francois, Nancy Hemming, Jenaveve Linabary, Susan McCann, Ericka McDaniel, Vicki McFarlane, Anne McGonagle, Melissa Rick, Karen Ritz, Antonette Smith, Susan Stiff, Diane Sweat, Kathy Terry, Kathy Wells
Presenting sponsor: Coldwell Banker Devonshire: gold sponsors: Barbara H Ferguson, City of Glendale: silver sponsors: Kristin and Jim Bender, Land Title Guarantee Company; bronze sponsors: Suzie and Marty Erzinger, Karen and Andrew Ritz, Denise and Jim Sanderson; media sponsors: Colorado Expression Magazine, The Denver Post, The Villager Newspaper, The Hilltop Sundial
Board of Directors:
President: Edie Bell; VP Membership: Ericka McDaniel; VP Education: Kristen Bender; VP Historic Properties: Cathy Groene; Treasurer: Nichole Kirkpatrick; Secretary: Christina Dinegar; Past President: Suzie Erzinger