Charlotte and Forrest Lucas hosted former President Bush at the Lucas Oil Estate in Carmel. (Photo by Rob Banayote)
stephaniecurtis (atCarmel.com) – Scrubbed, polished and stylishly decorated, the newly refurbished Lucas Oil Estate in Carmel welcomed its first guests in September, including the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. The engagement, which was organized by the Young President’s Organization, drew 350 community and corporate leaders, as well as Mayor Greg Ballard, Mayor Jim Brainard and Governor Mitch Daniels.
“It was a historic event for our organization,” said Brian King, YPO education chair. “We were very honored to have the President and to see him as a candid man instead of a politician.”
Hosts Forrest and Charlotte Lucas generously opened their home and allowed attendees to tour the grounds. According to Lucas, they do not plan to live in the home, but are focused on entertaining, business event and philanthropic causes as well as providing a home away from home for special guests.