Georgetown House Tour Patrons’ Party

We headed to the kick-off to event for the Georgetown House Tour, The Patrons’ Party, last week. Now in its 12th year, The Patrons’ Party honors those who support the tour through both their volunteerism and donations. The Georgetown House Tour, which featured eight historic homes, was held Saturday, and the Patrons’ Party brought together the “who’s who” of Georgetown for an evening of celebration ahead of the big event. Established in 2001 by Frida Burling, the Patrons’ Party is held at a preeminent Georgetown home. Proceeds from the party benefited St. John’s ministries to homeless adults and children, the unemployed, the alone elderly, and young children in DC schools.

This year’s party was held at the beautiful home of Elizabeth and Jeffrey Powell. TTR Sotheby served as the platinum sponsor for the evening. Co-chairs Leslie Maysak, Debbie Winsor, Amy Porter Stroh, and Leslie Kamrad and the committee were all in attendance.

The Georgetown House Tour, celebrating its 83nd year, is the oldest, most prestigious house tour in the country. The Georgetown House Tour gives locals and out-of-towners alike the opportunity to visit 18th and 19th century historic homes graciously opened for this event. The Tour attracts more than 1,600 attendees, and is sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church. Over 300 dedicated volunteers from the community, including organizations like the Junior League, come together each year to make this event a success. Proceeds from The Georgetown House Tour support the ministries of St. John’s.

This year’s house tour was held on April 26, 2014 from 11 am-5 pm, with a tea from 2 pm- 5 pm.