Around Aspen: Great Gatsby |

Around Aspen: Great Gatsby

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
Aspen Times Weekly
Aspen, CO Colorado

The summer is too short and too filled with fabulous Aspen parties that the column cannot contain them all until offseason.

One of the most spectacular events of the summer is The Great Gatsby party held on the grounds of the Aspen Historical Society’s Wheeler/Stallard House on Bleeker Street, perhaps the closest thing in Aspen to Jay Gatsby’s own mansion. The champagne flowed and the band played from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and everyone had a glorious time. Partygoers were informed that they had to dress in the attire of the Gatsby era and the dress code was strictly enforced. Hosts were Fred Ayarza, Richard Auhll, Kyle Boyd, Dick Bulkeley, Kendall Chen, Greg Erwin, David Grimes, Don Horwitz, Don Keltner, Richard Krajicek, Mark Lee, Todd Shaver, Kent Shodeen, Dick Stephenson, Jay Webster and Dwight West. The party was orchestrated by Nancy Snell Events.

Last Saturday was the wind-up of the Aspen Farmers Market and there was a good turnout of locals and visitors since it was a balmy and golden day. When former Aspenites come to town, they go to the Saturday Market because they are sure to see old friends. Visiting in town on Saturday was Paul (Stormy) Mohn, who was the lifeguard for many years at the Hotel Jerome swimming pool. Stormy now has a hauling service in Bandon, Ore., where he also raises goats.

Sorry … there was a mistake in last week’s column. Dave Reed is the development director for the Wilderness Workshop and Sloan Shoemaker is the executive director.

Undercurrent … It always snows in Aspen on Halloween and the kids get sick from dragging their wet costumes and eating all that candy.

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