Another successful OTPA historic home tour is in the rear view mirror!
A note from Wendy Bennett, the Committee Chair of the 2015 Historic Home Tour (who did a fantastic job herself!!):
"The 2015 Historic Home Tour in November– although hindered by a temporary power outage affecting three of the tour properties, an unexpected closure of a home and numerous trolley follies – was a hugely successful event, selling over 1200 tickets and generating a lot of excitement around town!
On behalf of OTPA, I would like to thank the City of Orange for their continuing support, Orange Public Library for allowing us to, again, use their fabulously convenient facility as our home base, and homeowners:
Darryll and Priscilla Keene
Chapman University and Kris and Lori Olsen
Lianna Lawrence and Pam Hargrove
Chip and Leslie Buckley
Steve and Kristi Colburn
The homeowners truly poured their hearts and souls into preparing the interior and exterior of their homes for the tour. A special thank you must also go to docent liaisons Aaron Alduenda, Annalisa Goode, Mary Matuzak, Nancy MacDonald, Amy Thai, and Sue Vaurs. We are grateful for the generosity of Ricci Realty in providing the vintage trolley and a driver the entire weekend, Glory Johnson and Wayne Gensler were wonderful hosts for the finale party, Chef Al Ybarra, the many local florists, Joe Peters for opening his awesome backyard for our pre-tour event and Judy Schroeder and Patty Ricci for adding a special touch by coordinating the display of oil paintings for the pleasure of tour goers. Lastly, we could not have done it without the tireless hours put in by the home tour committee consisting of Carol Craig, Annalisa Goode, Glory Johnson, and Diana Zdenek. I would like to offer special thanks to Andrea Donahue, who spent many, many hours researching the homes and interviewing family members, and also Gary of Gary Z Design, for taking the reins and handling all the details involving graphics and printing.
We hope you'll join us in 2017 for our next historic home tour!