Photo courtesy Faith Blackwell Photography
If you missed this space a couple weeks ago, HI turned 5 on July 19th and we wanted to do something special to celebrate. So…the HI Team, HI Sponsors and HI-est level Booster Club members gathered for an exclusive preview tour of the Parry Mansion in Golden Hill, recently restored by Jerico Properties. (Many thanks to John Lethen and the Jerico Team for their work and the private preview).
It was a ‘leave your shoes at the door’ proposition, and we all oohed and aahed our way through 21,000 square feet of mansion in David Parry’s former home.
HI would not exist without an awesome team of writers, photographers, orchestrators, and cadre of additional volunteers and specialists–some of whom appear in the above photo: Robby Slaughter, Dawn Olsen, Sharon Butsch Freeland, Shari Moon, Lisa Lorentz, Joan Hostetler, Theresa Goodwin, Libby Cierzniak, Laura Neidig, Ashley Haynes, Anne Schneider and Michele King. (and yours truly, extra HI-branded–click here if you want a HI bubble shirt)
Off screen: Jeremiah Nickerson and Faith Blackwell, and couldn’t make it: Jessica Ballard-Barnett, Ryan Hamlett, Jeff Kamm, Gwen Sunkel, Steve Campbell, Brandon McDonald, Pam Fraizer, and luckily, we have a few more on the way.
Some of our past team members (we miss you): Connie Zeigler, Raina Regan, Ellen Davis, Sergio Bennett, Natalie Warner, Dennis Horvath, Krystal Becker, Nathan Bilger, and others. Thanks to you all and here’s to another 5 years of inspiring Indy to know and love its places, people, and stories.
If you would like to be a more integral part of HI, we invite you to consider becoming a member of the Booster Club as a monthly subscriber, or if you’d like to join the team, here’s our contact form!
In the meantime, enjoy these views of the Parry Mansion, through the eyes of HI’s team:
The last of the HI Team, signing off for now! Photo courtesy Dawn Olsen
Great article and what a wonderful opportunity to see John Lethen and the entire Jerico Properties team’s work first hand. Uncle Billy Atkins, the 2nd owner, was my great uncle, and I am thrilled to see this beautiful home restored to its original grandeur…and more.
Keep up the good work, HI…..I look forward to your articles every day. I was born and grew up in Indianapolis, and am so proud to claim it as my hometown.