May Madness |

May Madness

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
Aspen Times Weekly
May Madness, the annual benefit for the Aspen Education Foundation, is always a fun event. Enjoying the party are, left to right, Wendy Osborne, Melissa Ernst and Natalie Geer. (MEH)

One of the best events of springtime in Aspen is May Madness, the benefit for the Aspen Education Foundation (AEF), which funds all kinds of special projects at the Aspen Public Schools that are not covered in the budget.

This year the party was held at the new Doerr-Hosier Center at the Aspen Meadows and included silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. At least 400 people attended ” the biggest crowd ever of teachers, parents, school board members and AEF board members.

Former longtime Aspenite Martie Sterling along with husband, Ken Sterling, sent this e-mail … “Hope to see you at graduation in Aspen. Our lovely 18-year-old granddaughter, Erica Jane Sterling Gosney, will be continuing the family’s Aspen tradition. “Janie’s” great-great, etc. Aunt, Carrie Whitcomb, was the third woman over Independence Pass into the new 1881 Aspen silver camp. (Carrie married Judge Watson, of Watson Divide).

Janie is a Whitcomb through her grandmother, Martie Whitcomb Sterling, and the second generation of Sterlings to graduate from today’s Aspen High School. Although she received interesting scholarship offers, including one to be on the sailing team at the University of Virginia, she plans to follow in the footsteps of her Uncle Whit, the late Dr. Harold Whitcomb, and she is enrolled in pre-med at Colorado University.”

The Red Brick Center for the Arts will hold a reception for area sculptors who have works in the Red Brick Sculpture Park on Thursday, June 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Sculptors who will be on hand include Michael Lindsay, Connie Hendrix, Gene Adcock, Gregory Tonozzi, Joe Burleigh, Mark Yale Harris and Alicia Matesanz de las Heras.

Undercurrent … The robins have returned … when will all the Aspenites return?