On Sunday, June 4, over 230 community members gathered at the stunning “Homewood” (also known as the Dixon House) for the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Perennial Fete: Cocktails in the Garden. Kimberly and Iain Dukes hosted and chaired the sold-out event. Guests enjoyed blackberry bramble signature cocktails handcrafted by Walter Palmer of Manayunk’s Palmer Distilling Co., beautiful catering from Glenside’s Seedling and Sage Catering, a successful al fresco live auction led by Dan Macey and Iain Dukes, and – fit for the occasion – inspiring views from the garden of the glorious Wissahickon Valley Park. Leslie Winder, Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Cindy Bass, delivered a resolution honoring the Conservancy on its 50th anniversary and its contributions to the City of Philadelphia. The annual Fete provides essential funding for the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s mission to preserve the architectural, historical, and environmental resources that define the Chestnut Hill area. (photos: Drew Callaghan Photography; Bradley Maule)

2017 Perennial Fete Committee – Carolyn Adams, Martha & Will Agate, Jessica Bauman, Bob Boyer & Jessie Deming, Susan Bray, Tom Brummett, Victoria & George Coates, Patricia Cove, Ann Csink, Gene & Charlie Dilks, Diane & John Drinker, Kathlyn Egan, Krista Gebbia, Sandy & Tim Greenwood, Shirley Hanson, Eileen & Ron Javers, Cecile Mihalich, Marilyn Paucker, Susan & Bob Peck, John Romano, Tim Shoup, Ellen Sisle, Richard Snowden & Fred Holzerman, Susan Soltis, Mary Sue Welsh

2017 Perennial Fete Donors of Goods and Services – Thomas Brummett Studio 4-aDrew Callaghan Photography, Kim and Iain Dukes, Evergreen CheeseMcNally’s TavernThe MidnightersThe Night KitchenPalmer Distilling Co., John Romano (architect), Tom Romanyshyn (invitation graphics), Seedling and Sage Catering, Tim Shoup of Arden Landscaping, Tavern on the Hill, and the Whitemarsh Foundation.

Chestnut Hill Conservancy 50th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor

Chestnut Hill Conservancy 50th Anniversary Sponsors

Perennial Fete Event Sponsors