On Saturday June 8, 2013 at the History Colorado Center the Little Sisters of the Poor/Mullen Home celebrated 95 years of service for the Denver area community with the sparkle of glitz, the joy of the residents and staff, and the dedication of our friends and benefactors. Doors to the museum opened at 6pm and all participants were invited to explore the beauties of Colorado and the Mile High City or gather around the different Little Sisters and volunteers who were selling corks which would be redeemed for white/red wine encased in colorful wine bags at the end of the evening.
Our Master of Ceremonies was the renowned Channel 7 News Anchor, Bertha Lynn who always adds spice and pleasure to her words. Monsignor Leo Horrigan, longtime friend of the Little Sisters, opened the evening with a prayer, blessing the meal and all those who had made the evening a reality. As the delicious Dinner was being served the attendees had the opportunity to review the auction items featuring exciting prizes and chances to sponsor the many needs of the Home and of our Residents. Jack Creamer had prepared a great video recounting the history of the Congregation and the service of the elderly throughout the 95 years of presence at Mullen Home in Denver. The live auction followed which was facilitated by AJ Nixon, one of our Association Jeanne Jugan Members who had been all decked out in his cowboy regalia contributing to a humorous atmosphere among the audience.
We were honored to pay tribute to both Kevin and Mary McNicholas for their ceaseless dedication and love for the Home. As they approached the stage, Sr. Mary Emilie presented the Apostolic Blessing and 2 beautiful handmade rosaries engraved with their names of which they were very touched.
James Baca, photographer, displayed his talent in photo taking all through the evening and captured some shots as the guests were leaving. The Little Sisters remained at the door bidding farewell and giving Roberta’s Chocolates as a small token of our appreciation.