SCHWENKSVILLE PA – The annual Holiday House Tour fund-raiser by the Women’s Civic Club of Schwenksville this year features three homes, three museums, and an active retirement community, and will be held Dec. 9 (2017; Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets, priced at $20 per person, are available for sale now; call Anne 610-287-7267.
The homes this year are in the Green Lane, Schwenksville, and Skippack areas. The tour begins at a historic home built in 1777; the property has been beautifully restored. There are three private museums to tour, including the residence.
Other featured properties include a traditional style salt-box, an 1880 stone farmhouse, and Greenfield Senior Living. Formerly the Schwenksville High School, the Greenfield building has been transformed into apartments. Refreshments will be served.
- This event has been added to The Schwenksville Post calendar.
The tour is self-guided, so properties can be visited in any order. All are open during the 5-hour period. Tickets contain maps and specific addresses. Properties will be clearly marked with balloons and signs.
The tour is the club’s only fund-raiser. It charitably distributes all but 20 percent of money it collects, and its contributions support a large number of programs internationally, nationally, and locally. They include the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry, Laurel House, scholarships for Perkiomen Valley High School seniors, and local ambulance and fire companies.
The Schwenksville Women’s Civic Club was founded in 1916. It is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Pennsylvania. Its first president was Gov. Samuel Pennypacker’s daughter, Eliza. The federation is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
The club invites all women to join. Annual dues are $40. It meets the second Wednesday of each month. Each meeting includes refreshments, a general business session, and a program. See its website, or call Robin at 484-964-4017.
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