An invitation to enter someone’s home is a great honor, and YMOW is lucky enough to have five homes opening their doors for the 2018 Holiday Home Tour. Thanks to generous sponsors and tour goers, this event has become YMOW’s largest fundraiser, as well as the unofficial start to the holiday season in Ypsilanti.
Over the years thousands of visitors and residents have attended the Holiday Home Tour to see the beauty and charm of Ypsilanti while doing their part to ensure that no senior goes hungry. The 22nd annual Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 1 includes some of the most striking homes and buildings in the Ypsilanti area, each dressed in their holiday best.
The homes on this year’s tour include:
- Sylvia Bethea & Carl Scheir at 212 Mansfield Street
- Shawn McDonald at 6950 Hickory Run
- Angela & Patrick Quinn at 703 Oxford
- Angela & John Krawiec at 213 Oakwood
- Maurice & Dawn Stovall at 1600 Margarita St.
After admiring the participating homes, guests are invited to the Back Office Studio, 13 North Washington St., Ypsilanti, for an Afterglow reception of beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and music by the Rob Crozier Trio. The grand opening of the Back Office Studio is this fall and we are pleased to be the first organization to host an event in the newly renovated space.
Ypsilanti residents might remember the building as the home of Pub 13 and Club Divine. Back Office Studio puts the space to a new use as a coworking studio for independent professionals and entrepreneurs in need of a comfortable, well-equipped work space. Back Office Studio offers meeting rooms, comfortable workstations, networking high speed internet and more.
The Saturday evening tour is from 5-9 p.m., followed by the reception from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $70 can be purchased at the YMOW office,1110 W. Cross St.; Nelson Amos Studio, 23 E. Cross St.; Haab’s, 18 W. Michigan Ave., or via the YMOW website, YMOW.org.
$50 of each ticket is tax deductible, and all proceeds from the tour will help to provide the clients of Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels with healthy meals and other services to help them live safely in their own homes.
In addition to attending, you also can help by becoming a sponsor. Individual, family, and business sponsorships are available from $100 to $10,000 and each helps to make this important fundraiser a success. The Glacier Hills Legacy Fund will match the first $50,000 in sponsorships, making your generous gift go even further. For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact Jennifer Raspbury at YMOW (734) 487-9669 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 18.
Special thanks to these local sponsors: Maiz, Atomic Object, Zingerman's community of businesses, Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Liberty Dental, Reinhart Realtors, Toyota, and Stefforia, Petik & Associates.