Historic Home & Garden Tour a Success!
More than 275 people toured 11 historic homes and gardens on Saturday, September 15 in Delphi on a unseasonably warm Fall day. This was the first home tour sponsored by the Delphi Preservation Society in several years, but its success is sure to make it a repeat offering. Attendees picked up their wristbands and maps at the Delphi Opera House before heading out to tour the homes. Some elected to take the Delphi trolley which ran a continuous loop of the sites throughout the afternoon. Vintage cars were stationed in front of many of the homes adding another element of interest and topic of conversation among the visitors.
A box lunch was available as an option including a gourmet sandwich and goodies in a box covered with a frame-able original watercolor by Rena Brouwer.
Karyl Traeger, who chaired the home tour committee, was pleased with the outcome. "The turnout for the event was even better than we had hoped. And, the feedback was universally positive. I am sure this event will become a staple for the Society," Traeger stated.
"This was the best fundraiser for the Society during 2019," added Joe Mayfield, president of the Delphi Preservation Society. "Proceeds were used toward the balance remaining on a construction loan for the restoration of the Delphi Opera House."