Planning For Tour Underway Since February
On September 20 the Woman’s Club of McLean held a festive wine and cheese reception to preview its annual Holiday Homes Tour on December 6th. The gathering at McLean’s historic Pleasant Grove Church included principals involved in the tour, club members and leaders, local officials, tour house homeowners, advertisers and sponsors and special guest Virginia State Senator Barbara A. Favola, honorary 2018 Homes Tour host.
This year’s tour will be the 52nd mounted by the McLean Woman’s Club, with all proceeds benefitting numerous local charities and nonprofits, such as Share, Inc; Second Story, the McLean Project for the Arts, Claude Moore Colonial Farm and Fisher House, as well as funding scholarships and education.
The four houses to be on December’s tour are located in Langley Forest, River Oaks, McLean Hamlet and Odrick’s Corner (off Lewinsville Road). Each home will be decorated with the holidays in mind and will highlight family life in McLean. In addition, one or two homes will host a boutique and an auction of chances on a variety of merchandise and services.
Woman’s Club members have been working on the tour since February, when they solicited ads for the tour brochure. During the summer, they selected the homes, prepared the brochure and began publicity.
Tour tickets are available to the public at Mesmeralda’s Gifts of McLean, Karin’s Florist of Vienna and Great Dogs of Great Falls, or may be obtained on tour day at the featured homes.
Pictured at top: Virginia State Senator Barbara A. Favola poses with event organizers Kay Van Hoven, co-chairman (left), and Carol Scott, chairman (right)