PreTour 2015 | Saturday, June 27, 2015
Celebrations: On The Bricks and Beyond
It’s German Village’s Party of the Year! The brainchild of German Village pioneers Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns, the Haus und Garten PreTour has become the neighborhood’s signature event and largest annual fundraiser. Your PreTour ticket treats you to an exclusive tour of the homes that will be featured on Tour the next day. What’s more, many homeowners offer PreTour guests access to additional areas of their home for this one night only! The fun continues with the annual Willow Street Cocktail Party in front of the German Village Meeting Haus. But we’re just getting started! Following the cocktail hour, PreTour guests will make their way to their choice of a private dinner party inspired by this year’s tour theme or the ever-popular and unforgettable Party on the Platz presented by Merrill Lynch. Whatever your style, we’ve got a party for you—with a night of good food, friends and fun guaranteed for all.
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5-7 p.m. | Guests will stroll along a private tour of homes and gardens in German Village
7-8:15 p.m. | Guests will see and be seen at the annual Willow Street cocktail party
8:30 p.m. | Guests will attend an intimate dinner of their choice at a private home in the Village or attend the community-centered Party on the Platz (POP) presented by Merrill Lynch at the German Village Meeting Haus, where they eat, drink and dance the night away.
Tickets: $175 for non-members | $150 for GVS members | $125 YP Party on the Platz (35 years old and younger) | $75 PreTour and Cocktail Party only (no dinner) – 30 max
*All but $50 of every ticket is tax deductible.
Private dinners are hosted by German Village residents and celebrate the theme of the evening: Celebrations: On the Bricks and Beyond.
PreTour Chairs: Ronni & Darrell VanLigten, Dave Wible, Joshua Zimmerman
PROCEED BELOW TO PAY – OR BUNDLE A YEAR’S WORTH OF EVENT TICKETS HERE.
Susan & Neil Rector
67 E. Deshler: She’s A Brick House
Julee & Graham Stephenson
From the Streets of North Beach
Jeanne Likins & Joseph Flood
Festa di San Giovanni Battista
Chef Caskey – Skillet
Kristyn & Chris Hartman
Celebrating Chillin’ and Grillin’
Brigid Butler, Bill Curlis, Patrick Sanderson, Connie Seckel, Bert Stevens
Food Truck Fete
David Schooler & Lonni Thompson
Darci Congrove & John Pribble
Birthday Dinner at the Kahiki
Sally Levy, Lynn Elliott, Jennifer & John Joseph
Asian Fusion: From the Bricks of German Village to the Bricks of The Great Wall
Jackie Hoying & Tammy Moore
Beyond the Bricks: Celebrating on the Beach
Joshua Zimmerman & Justin Celiano, Jim & Nancy Turner, Mark & Keriann Ours
Happy Days Are BEER Again
Claire & Dan Murphy
Fete en Blanc
Connie Cline & Louis Smith, Susan & Norman Carmichael
German Village Celebrates the Cuisine of New Orleans
Richard & Sharon Petitt, Mary & Dave Ross
Star Spangled Birthdays: USA/RLP
Denny Valot & Bruce Meyer
Beyond the Bricks: Celebration in a Secluded and Peaceful Garten
Norm’s 25 years in GV
Kim & Jim Cowie
Celebrations on Beale St.: Blues, Bricks and BBQ
Jordanne Renner & Ryan Pitts
A VERY Merry UNbirthday!
Susan Sutherland, Debbie Jaeger, Jan Clark, Susan Kasey
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
50 Ways to Celebrate
Party on the Platz presented by Merrill Lynch | chaired by Beth Burkes and Nick Reshan
1980s Glam: Madonna Launch Party: The party is for those who want to nibble on chic hors d’oeuvres, sip signature cocktails and dance the night away. The party, held under the stars on the platz at the Meeting Haus, welcomes more than 300 guests to eat-drink-dance and be merry, so grab your friends! Four Village restaurants will supply food for POP. Our thanks to Barcelona, G. Michael’s, Pistacia Vera and Curio.
Athletic Club of Columbus
Beth & Jim Atkinson
Heidi & Larry Drake
Barb & Ed Elberfeld
Greg Gamier & Jeff Lowe
Carole & Nelson Genshaft
Amy Goldstein & Marc Sigal
Historical Homes, Juanita& Alex Furuta
Susan & Jay Kasey
Doris & Dan Korda
Michele McFadden & Maurice Manring
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Danielle & George Skestos
Square One Salon
Kathy & Alec Wightman
Thank You to Our 2015 In-Kind Tour Partners