Friday, April 23, 2010


The Winsors sure know how to throw a party! The generous owners of this year's Patron's Party home, Debbie and Curtin Winsor, hosted this spring benefit on Thursday evening in Georgetown in their fabulous historic house which the Winsors have just redone to their own excellent taste. An overflow crowd mingled and toured the home and garden, partook of wonderful food and drink, and saluted Georgetown's doyenne and originator of the Patron's Party, Frida Burling. The party is held as a prelude to the annual Georgetown House Tour, which is held on the last Saturday of April (this Saturday, April 24).

Mrs. Robert Vicas, Martha to her friends, is Chair of this 2010 House Tour. Besides touring both some large and some small treasures of our town, guests may enjoy tea served at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3240 O Street, where tickets will also be sold.

But more that you should know is that this Winsor house dates back to 1810, with many of Georgetown's outstanding citizens as occupants over these past two hundred years.The previous owner most known to us would be The Ambassador David K.E. Bruce, and his glamorous wife, Evangeline Bruce.

Congratulations to the Winsors, and to Frida Burling and all the volunteers who made this year's Patron's Party a delight.

The Georgetown House Tour is the oldest continuous private house tour in the nation. The homes on the tour will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tickets are on sale now. The price of admission to this year's tour is $50 per person ($55 after April 16).

Shown in the Photos with Frida Burling are Shaye (above) and the Rixey's (below).

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