The site of our Holiday Dinner is the historic Tears-McFarlane House built in 1898 and is prominently sited on the north edge of Cheesman Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver. The location is easily accessible (with lots of adjacent free parking), Lyft, Uber also located just feet away from the RTD Bus route 10 stop on the Cheesman Park Loop.
There are two items of special interest inside the mansion itself. First, the tall, lavishly decorated mirror which stands in the hallway on the first floor was originally from the Windsor Hotel. Even more impressive is the stained glass window that dominates the landing on the main staircase between the first and second floors. Installed by Daniel Tears in 1898, “Stained Glass Window in Fall Colors” is attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany and is designed in a fall leaf pattern in seven colors.
Our dinner will be catered by the great team that provided the wonderful food at the 2019 FRB campout in Woodland Park.
Your FRB board voted to follow the practice of subsidizing the ticket price of the last two holiday dinners by $20 per member ticket for this year’s dinner. Rising food prices and the need to rent a facility for this year’s event will result in a ticket price of $25 for members and $45 for non-members. This year many of you will actually save money!! We will have a beverage table with complimentary soda, beer, wine, liquor and mixers. So no need to spend money on items at a cash bar!!
- Meats, cheeses and pineapple appetizer tray
- Salad with choice of dressing
- Pork Tenderloin over seasoned mashed potatoes
- Vegetable blend
- Rolls and butter