The “Sparkling Silver Bells Reception” was held on the front terrace of John and Yulia Houghtaling’s St. Charles Avenue home to toast the “Holiday Home Tour” and thank the Preservation Resource Center’s most generous supporters. Guests mingled to music by harpist Luke Brechtelsbaur and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres by Ralph Brennan Catering and Events.

Following the toast, the PRC welcomed all patrons and sponsors for the main Patron Party, which included music by the New Orleans Banjos +2.

Patron Party Co-Chairs were Amy Browne and Jill Pipes. Holiday Home Tour Co-Chairs were Anne Long and Jenny Charpentier.

The “Holiday Home Tour” included an open tour of seven Garden District homes, plus a bonus house, for patrons to enjoy history and architecture to the tunes of talented local musicians. The tour also includes access to an extensive holiday boutique featuring dozens of local artists and regional cuisine with headquarters at the Trinity Episcopal Church.

The “Holiday Home Tour” and “Sparkling Silver Bells Reception” helped fund PRC in restoring, rebuilding and revitalizing New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods.


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What: 39th annual “Sparkling Silver Bells Reception and Patron Party” benefiting the Preservation Resource Center
When: Friday, December 12, 2014
Where: Home of John and Yulia Houghtaling