The Spirit of Georgetown was held Thursday, Oct. 14th in honor of the Rev. Stuart Kenworthy, rector of Christ Church, Georgetown, for his many contributions to the community and for his support of the Georgetown Ministry Center for so many years.
There were special thanks for Fran Kenworthy and their children, as well as a special toast to Frida Burling on her 95th birthday!
The event took place at the wonderfully restored home of Niloo and David Howe, which has served as a hospital during the Civil War, General Ulysses Grant’s coach house, a stop on the Underground Railroad, and finally the home of a former Miss America, Yolande Fox. The high ceilings and large windows provided an elegant atmosphere, and the open living room area was packed with wonderful people and kind sentiment. Hard downpours throughout the morning of the event dampened hopes of a high turnout, but miraculously an hour before the event, the sky cleared up, revealing a beautiful dusk light and allowing guests to roam the lush backyard and admire the pool.
Stuart Kenworthy gave a humble speech, surrounded by many of his dearest friends and fans, as well as his whole family. Flowers were given to Stuart and Frida, as well as in appreciation to our co-hosts Melissa Overmyer, Heidi Scanlon, and Christine Rales. Janine Schoonover of Serendipity3 was recognized for donating the catering for the evening.
The event raised over $50,000 in funds that will go directly toward GMC’s work to end homelessness. We are grateful for our supportive community and the many wonderful people who gave generously through this event.
Visit the Spirit of Georgetown website for more information.