Warmer days ahead for Janice and Chatt Wright
By Nancy Koontz; courtesy photos
Arizona will gain a ray of sunshine from the Castle Pines community this spring. The former president of the Village Castle Pines Garden Club and a big proponent of the Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation, Janice Wright – along with her husband, Chatt – will be moving to their new home in the Scottsdale, Arizona area.
The Connection first met Janice years ago when we shared her sparkle (literally) while writing about her talents creating one-of-a-kind crystal handbags. Fast forward nearly a decade, and we are wishing her well on her next adventure.
“We recently visited Arizona and decided we were ready to live in a warmer climate,” Wright said. The Wrights arrived in Colorado in 2012 from their home in Hawaii. Their love of year-round warm weather has remained a constant on their radar.
Of her time here in The Village at Castle Pines, most dear to Janice has been her work with the garden club, the castle and her many contributions serving as the chairwoman on the Castle Pines Homes Association Marketing Committee. She has also captained several tennis teams in The Village.
James Holmes, executive director of Cherokee Ranch & Castle commented, “Janice has been a tremendous advocate and patron for the Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation during her time with the garden club. A big part of the Foundation is honoring Tweet Kimball’s wishes as she requested in the conservation easement she created. The caretaking and dedication of the garden club during Janice’s time as president were very impactful to Tweet’s legacy. Janice always made herself available to be helpful and informative and her wisdom was very much appreciated by me. To be able to share her thoughts and opinions have been most valuable.”
President-elect of the garden club, Darcey DeRose said, “Janice is a warm, generous and accomplished woman with outstanding leadership skills. The Village Castle Pines Garden Club has been a fortunate recipient of her time and talents for the past nine years. Her commitment and love of the garden club has contributed to the growth and vibrancy of the club in the community. I personally have benefited from Janice’s guidance, experience and love. I am proud to call her my friend.”
Janice reflected, “When we moved here from Hawaii, I knew no one. Once I joined the garden club, I had so many friends. I’m really going to miss all of them!”
Janice has made friends not only in The Village, but throughout Colorado. Her legacy throughout the gardens in the community and her impact on the people she touched will be seen, enjoyed and felt for years to come.