By Chris Fitzgerald, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Candler Park Tour of Homes has grown into a high-profile way to showcase the diversity of homes that grace our neighborhood. Each year, it draws media attention, as well as hundreds of architectural buffs, design mavens and ordinary Atlantans who want to get ideas for their own houses. Tied to Fall Fest weekend, the tour is a major neighborhood fundraiser in its own right. Best of all, it’s a lot of fun for everyone involved.
This year’s tour will take place noon to 6 pm on Sunday, Sept. 30, and believe it or not, it’s time already for find the homes that will be on this fall’s tour. It’s always our goal to have a wide variety of homes on the tour — we know that’s one reason people come back to it year after year. We’re happy to feature renovations, modern retrofits and new houses. But we also love older bungalows, quirky grand dame four-squares, and comfortable condos. In the past, we’ve highlighted gardens, tree houses, art collections and even chicken coups. Every home has a story to tell!
The Candler Park Tour isn’t quite the commitment of most other neighborhoods, because it only takes place for six hours on the Sunday of Fall Fest weekend. Want to stay home and chat with attendees? Great! Would you rather enjoy other homes on tour using the free tour tickets you’ll receive as a “thank you” gift from the neighborhood? Or would you like to go to festival, where you can show off the free t-shirts you’ll also receive as tour participants? No worries! We’ll have docents in your home to guide attendees and watch over your property. And, yes: You’ll also have the option to close off parts of your home (the more you’re willing to showcase, the better. But we understand if you need a room or two in which to hide some of your “stuff” or a place for your runaway cat to hang out).
Special note to potential sponsors: If you know of a business that would benefit by reaching the well-targeted audience attracted by the Candler Park Tour of Homes, as well as other Fall Fest attendees, please contact us at the above email and phone number. We have packages tailor-made to meet your needs, and all the revenue goes to a great, neighborhood cause!