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VaHi Tour of Homes Sells 27K in Tickets

Proceeds to benefit the Virginia-Highland neighborhood

The 2011 Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes raked in more than double the proceeds from last year, according to the organizers of the event.

About $27,000 was collected in ticket sales, Ann Guy, co-chair of the event, told the Virginia-Highland Civic Association board of directors on Monday night.

Guy said the beautiful weather was a big factor in the success of the tour.

In 2010, before factoring in expenses. Board members estimate the event raked in about $16,000 in 2009.

The two-day tour of homes was held Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11.

The Virginia Highland Tour of Homes began many years ago and was restarted in 2004 after a more than 25-year hiatus. The tour showcases the historic architecture and modern designs in the neighborhood and also includes food tastings from local restaurants.

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JonC January 12, 2012 at 10:02 PM
I attended and it was money well spent! The food idea was neat, but if they do it next year they should make it clear where you're allowed to eat. Some houses only wanted you to stay in the kitchen and others didn't care. It was a little embarrassing being scolded like I was 5, especially in front of my mother lol.

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