Hundreds Turn Out For Come Home To Lakewood House Tour
From one end of Lakewood to the other, thousands of people toured six distinctive homes, two businesses, the historic Nicholson House and St. James Catholic Church during the Lakewood Historical Society's Come Home to Lakewood House Tour Sunday, September 9.
A very pleased Jonathan Wotring, executive director of the Historical Society, said ticket sales of about 1,650 exceeded the society's goal of selling 1,500 tickets. Traffic at the homes was constant all afternoon. Even the weather cooperated, with clouds moving out early in the day for bright sunshine for the afternoon tour.
"Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers it takes to make this wonderful Lakewood event happen," said event Chair Kathy Haber. "We need to give a special thank you to homeowners in the neighborhoods who are inconvenienced because of the tour, and of course to the homeowners who open their homes to make this home tour happen."
The exact number of tickets sold is not yet available, Haber said. But unofficially, many people from outside Lakewood also came for the tour. "This is always a very special day that brings so many people into Lakewood to see our homes, eat in our restaurants and just discover what there is to do in our town. This day helps to make our Lakewood neighborhoods shine," she said.