OTPA Preservation Awards

Mar/Apr 2017

One of the most anticipated social events of the year, the Old Towne Preservation Association’s (OTPA) Annual Preservation Awards Garden Party and Gala Dinner will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Woman’s Club in the Plaza.

Now in its 21st year, this popular event provides a chance for neighbors, friends and community leaders to mix and mingle while recognizing outstanding achievements in the restoration, enhancement or preservation of residential and commercial properties.

The 21st-annual gala will include a garden party on the grounds of the Women’s Club beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 pm, catered by Jason’s Catering of Old Towne.

“We have great door prizes and lots of them,” says Sandy Quinn, president of OTPA and master of ceremonies for the event. “Almost everybody in attendance wins something.”

According to Quinn, Old Towne is the largest residential historic district in California, with 1,400 homes in town built before 1940. Awards cover several categories that pay tribute to those who have done a significant job on improving their homes or properties in keeping with the unique character of Old Towne. Awards for commercial and landscaping are given out as well.

“The Sweet, Sweet Orange Award is the showpiece award,” says Quinn. “We bring in outside judges, who tour the nominated properties and decide on the recipients. Winners receive framed ceramic plaques that depict the old fountain in the Plaza. It’s a fun evening and everybody has a good time.”

Tickets are $50 per person. Buy your tickets early, because this event is likely to sell out. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit OTPA.org.

Published in the May/Jun 2017 edition of the Old Towne Orange Plaza Review

Written by Karen Anderson, Artwork provided by the OTPA

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