Windsor Gardens - Denver's Premier Active-Adult Community Celebrates 50th Anniversary
DENVER, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Windsor Gardens, Denver's premier active-adult community is celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a calendar of special events extending from May to November. The Windsor Gardens 50th Anniversary calendar of events includes a series of gatherings for residents as well as four hallmarked events that are open to the public. Those public events will be scheduled as follows:
June 23 9 am – 1 pm
A re-enactment of the 1962 Groundbreaking of the Windsor Gardens community will be followed by a parade with many community and local groups. This will be an exciting celebration of modern Colorado community development. This groundbreaking event is sponsored by US Foods with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Food Bank of the Rockies.
September 7-9 and September 14-16 (Windsor Gardens Auditorium)
The Windsor Gardens Variety Show will feature top-notch entertainment produced by renowned Denver theater actress/director Pamela Clifton.
September 22 9 am
Windsor Gardens hosts their Inaugural Walk-A-Thon, bringing together residents and community partners.
November 2 & 3 9 am – 4 pm
Artists and craft-makers will be selling their products and services, and sweet treats will be sold to benefit Denver Children's Home.
Historical Windsor Gardens: There is a rich history behind the land and development of Windsor Gardens that goes back to the late 19th Century when the Windsor Dairy was established on the property by Bill Bush and William Morse. In 1900 the Dairy merged with two other operations and became Windsor, Bancroft and London Dairies. Their creamery was located in a building that still stands at 17th and Blake in Denver.
In1925 the operation was sold to National Dairy Products Company/Meadow Gold and was moved north to land that would later become Stapleton Airport.
The Windsor Farm changed hands numerous times into the 1940s until Danish immigrant Valdermar (Walter) Andersen bought the farm in 1948. The Andersen's were the last family to farm the land before it became Windsor Gardens. Local author Patricia Fletcher grew up on the farm and wrote about her memories there in her book, The Old Windsor Farm.
The land was sold in 1961 to developers Werner Livingston and Howard Farkas who formed the Windsor Land Company. The development project for Windsor Gardens was first announced in 1961 as a residential community modeled after Arizona's Sun City, which was the first major condominium community in the country.
200 people attended the formal dedication of Windsor Gardens on October 27th, 1962. The guest list included Former Colorado Governor and US Senator, Edwin C. Johnson and Oscar-nominated actor Franchot Tone. Local radio personalities Gene Amole, Kay Howe, July Noll, and Starr Yelland broadcast live from the brand new state-of-the-art auditorium, where the Windsor Gardens Variety Show will be staged in September.
For additional information on any of the events scheduled for the Windsor Gardens 50th Anniversary Celebration, contact Tami Blake, Business Manager for Windsor Gardens Association 303-364-7485 or email@example.com or visit windsorgardensdenver.org.
About Windsor Gardens
Windsor Gardens offers an active lifestyle and community for 55+ men and women in Denver. Founded in 1962, Windsor Gardens provides a place for senior citizens to live carefree and enjoy life to the fullest. Windsor Garden's offers an array of living quarters to fit anyone's needs and wants in a home. Amenities include a gym, fitness center, business center, community pool, community gardens and much more. Just minutes from downtown Denver, Windsor Gardens is easily accessible from anywhere in the greater Denver area.
Windsor Gardens offers an array of groups and activities to community members. If you have a hobby chances are there is a club or group you can join. Our goal is for community members to engage in an active lifestyle. Living at Windsor Gardens takes the worries and stress of everyday tasks, such as mowing the lawn or shoveling snow, out of your life so you have more time to simply enjoy it. Windsor Gardens is expanding daily and always welcome new community members. For more information visit our website www.windsorgardens.com.
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