November 01, 2009

Putting the Finishing touches on Home Tour 2009

Continuing a new tradition, the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula will again host the successful fundraiser Finishing Touches: A Holiday Tour of Fine Homes on Dec. 5-6, 2009. The inaugural event, held in 2008, raised more than $78,000 for the local community.

This holiday event features a tour of four elegantly embellished homes in the west Atherton area, a holiday marketplace, raffles, prizes and more. Parking and check-in is available at the event’s home base, Sacred Heart School (50 Emilie Avenue, Atherton). After check in, guests are then whisked away on shuttle busses to each of the west Atherton homes, which have been embellished by local designers for the holidays. After the tour, guests will have the opportunity to shop in a holiday-themed marketplace featuring boutique shopping from local vendors, grab lunch or snacks in the Mistletoe café and participate in raffles. Tour hours are Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m.

In addition, the event kicks off with a special Opening Night Celebration on Friday, Dec. 4. Featuring a fifth – and one night only home, cocktails, raffles and more, this event offers tickets for $140 per person, which also includes admission to the tour and can be redeemed at any time during tour hours.

Finishing Touches directly supports The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula. Funds raised are put back into the community through various grants to local nonprofits, as well as through League projects such as the East Palo Alto Charter School Character Development, First Teachers and Fostering Families.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at for $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

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