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2018 LBCA Tour of Homes
Mother Nature cooperated fully for the LBCA Tour of Homes on June 23rd with sunny skies and perfect temperatures. A record number of tickets were sold and the addition of corporate sponsorships resulted in doubling the amount raised by this year’s event. Another first, a Volunteer Appreciation Party the night before the tour was great fun. All of this made for a truly festive and fun weekend.
Four wonderful Lake Burton families made the tour possible by sharing their beautiful homes. Our thanks go to Laurie and Gordon Buchmiller, Donna and Chip Davidson, Jennifer and Marty Flanagan, and Christine and Lenny Lemoine. All the homeowners worked so hard to have their homes in pristine shape for people attending the tour and we were so grateful and amazed.
Many thanks to our sponsors who were important to our financial success: Anne Irwin Fine Art, Clayton Paint and Flooring Center, Lanigan Insurance, Harry Norman - Evelyn Heald, Reeves Hardware Company, Sherlock Wine Merchants, Springer Mountain Farms, Synovus Bank - Maggie McMullen, and Waterfall Club.
It took an army of volunteers to make this weekend possible. Many thanks to our leader Leigh Hale Welch who chaired the event, the planning committee, Evelyn Heald, Pat Leake, Cathy Groome, Beaty Maffett, Tammy Heinen, Janis Singleton, and Becky Callahan. Thanks to the boat drivers and helpers on the docks and especially Ranny Whitney who organized the boat drivers and dock helpers and is retiring this year after many years. Thanks for the photographer Mike Maffett and the volunteers of the flower committee. Thanks to all the house captains and the docents in the houses. Thanks to anyone else who helped and we neglected to mention. It was a wonderful community event.
Please mark your calendars for the next Tour of Homes which will be June 27, 2020 and will be chaired by Elizabeth Gil.