Friday, December 21, 2012
The event raised more than $36,000 this year.
Organizers of the Tour of Homes in Virginia-Highland say the event was a success, raising $3,000 more than last year. Warm, dry weather in the 70s contributed to strong turnout for the event, which was held the weekend of Dec. 8-9. Angelika Taylor, the 2012 Tour of Homes Chair, posted a statement to the Virginia-Highland Civic Association website reporting that ticket sales and sponsor revenue raised $36,000 this year. The funds will help pay for parks, sidewalk repairs, safety, streetlights, landscaping and other community projects. You can read Taylor's full post here. The event included seven homes and a bed & breakfast. Several local restaurants offered tastings at the homes as part of the tour.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
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, the tour grossed about $19,000 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 …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Organizers looking for volunteers
Virginia-Highland is known for beautiful homes along historic Atlanta streets, and in December, eight homeowners will open their doors for the annual tour of homes. The two-day Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes, which began in 1972 with the Virginia-Highland Bungalow Tour, will feature tours of eight homes in the neighborhood and food tastings by Atkins Park Tavern, DBA Barbecue, Genki Sushi, Goin’ Coastal, HD1, Bella Cucina, El Taco, La Tavola and Whole Foods. The walking tour will take visitors around historic Virginia-Highland streets such as St. Louis Place, Ponce de Leon Place, Virginia Circle and Virginia Avenue. Tickets are $25 in advance for one day or $30 for the weekend. Proceeds from the event benefit parks and local initiatives …