On Saturday, April 27th The Aged Woman’s Home of Georgetown held an Open House from 12 noon to 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon.
Board members and staff for the Home, in addition to volunteers from the Rotaract Club of Georgetown University, welcomed the public. They gave tours and shared details of the Home’s history and current mission to provide housing at no charge to independent women, age 62 and above, who are in economic need.
The Georgetown neighborhood was bustling with activity all day. Neighbors and visitors alike packed the French Market Days happening just a few blocks north on Wisconsin Avenue and the Georgetown House Tour taking place at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Punch, cookies, and brownies were served at the Open House. Those visiting included our nearby neighbors, scores of people from across the DC Metro area, and people from as far away as France and Oregon. It was a beautiful breezy spring day, the garden tulips were blossoming, and neighborhood azaleas were at peak bloom. The Home was decorated with beautiful flower arrangements donated and arranged by Martha Vollmer—a long-time member of The Town and Country Garden Club. The Club, affiliated with the Home since 1957, along with volunteers from Georgetown Preparatory School in Rockville, Maryland, also assisted in preparing the garden for the Open House by planting tulips last fall, digging and moving plants, and setting up pots.
If you missed our Open House and would like a tour, please call 202-333-4385. Our Administrator, Erin Marovelli can arrange your visit.