Old Towne Orange Historic Home Tour Next tour: 2021!
2019 Historic Home Tour - Mission Accomplished!
Thank you for visiting Old Towne Orange and attending the 2019 Historic Home Tour November 9-10, 2019. Although the weather on Saturday reached 90 degrees, we still had a great turnout.
On behalf of the Old Towne Preservation Association (OTPA), I would like to thank the City of Orange for their continued support and the Orange Public Library for allowing us to, once again, use their fabulously convenient facility as our home base and for providing such helpful staff on Sunday when the library was officially closed.
A million thanks to home and business owners: Frank & Shannon Tucker, Dan Slater, Bonnie & Gordon Higgins, Chapman University and Jerry & Dawn Price, Bruce Sargeant, owner of Fusion Biotec, and, Eric & Amy Sargeant, owners of The Treasury Creative Studio. A special thank you also to docent liaisons Angel Barnes, Steve & Wendy Bennett, Heather Garcia, VickieLaughlin, Mary Matuzak, Nancy MacDonald, and Amy Thai. These folks poured their hearts and souls into coordinating the docents, and working with the homeowners to prepare the interior and exterior of their homes and businesses for the tour.
We are grateful for the research tenacity of Andrea McCullough and her team; Al Ricci of Ricci Realty for providing the vintage trolley and a driver; Gary Zdenek of Gary Z Design for the great graphics; Carol & Matt Craig for working all weekend sliding those cards; Bonnie & Mike Gracia - our wonderful Meet ‘n Greet hosts; Urth Caffé for a glorious spread at the Meet ‘n Greet; our wrap party hostess extraordinaire, Glory Johnson; Eric & Gaylin Goodman for use of their beautiful home for our wrap party venue; Chef Al Ybarra and his two beautiful daughters for the delicious wrap party meal; Lisa Ackerman of A&P Collectables; and, floral designer Michele Jackson of Designs & Details. And to the many, many docents and Will Call volunteers – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Lastly, thank you to Joe Peters and Tony Trabucco for handling a multitude of tasks – all with great humor and positivity.
See you in 2021 for OTPA’s next historic home tour!
Diana Zdenek OTPA Recording Secretary & 2019 Home Tour Chair