We raised a toast to our thirty-fifth year at the AHS Annual Banquet celebration on June 14. Following a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Packing District, over one-hundred members gathered for an amazing dinner in the GOOD FOOD hall, provided by several of our downtown restaurants K&A Downtown Café, Healthy Junk, and The Gypsy Den.
The food was superb and we thank each of these fantastic businesses for their generous support.
|AHS founder Diann Marsh (center) with Judy and Keith Olesen.|
Diann Marsh, AHS co-founder and one of Anaheim’s most dedicated preservationists, was our guest speaker for the evening and received the Margaret Atkins Award. Diann recounted her memories of living in Anaheim, how the AHS was formed, and the uphill battle to get our Downtown buildings placed onto the National Register without popular support at the time. Anaheim resident Keith Olesen was honored with the Andy Anaheim Award, a brand new accolade for special individuals in the community who go out of their way to bring neighbors together, and who creatively inspire others to make Anaheim a better place to live.
|Hi Neighbors! It's Maaliyah and Jason.|
|Chris and Kristi|
Artist Jody Daily’s talents were auctioned off to several excited members who will receive their very own custom-designed framed poster. Jody’s beautiful posters fetched an unexpected $4000 for the Woelke-Stoffel House restoration project, and for that we are enormously grateful. Thank you, Jody!! We’ll unveil Jody’s finished artwork in a future post.
|AHS Historian Phyllis Mueller|
Thanks to all who came and supported Anaheim history at our 2012 banquet.
It was an unforgettable night.