Annual tour of homes preps for return

Organizers with the Women’s Club of Manzanita annual Tour of Homes said it has become a “must attend” event in the North Tillamook area.
The event is designed for local homeowners to showcase new and remodeled homes for living at the beach. For visitors, it is a resource for anyone interested in decorating ideas and inspiration for things they can do in their own homes. For those who haven’t had their home on the tour yet, organizers ask to consider doing so.
“It is a great cause to open up your doors for,” organizers said.
With an 85-year history, the Women’s Club of Manzanita-North County continues the tradition of involving civic-minded women in their community. Organizers said this fundraising effort supports the goal of “Women helping Women of all ages and circumstances to make lives, families and community stronger.”
This focus for making a difference has resulted in their support of the following organizations as well as provide a scholarship for a young woman from Neah-Kah-Nie High School: Neah-Kah-Nie School District Resource Centers, Healthy Families, House of Grace, Marie Mills Center and Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center.
This year’s tour is set for Saturday, Aug. 25. Tour chairperson Phyllis Scott and Women’s Club and past Kiwanis volunteer hosts have participated in offering this event for the last 23 years. In addition to finding homes and recruiting club volunteers, the women provide refreshments and act as host to the more that 250 visitors who go through the homes. Sponsorships from local businesses receive advertising on the event tour ticket and map flyer. Last year’s ticket revenue earned $2,440. Organizers said they appreciate local community businesses and participants for continued support of the Women’s Club’s efforts to raise funds for those agencies who help women and children in need in the community.
Tour of Homes is set for Saturday, Aug. 25. The cost is $10 per ticket on sale on day of tour only, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the tent booth at Third and Laneda Avenue in Manzanita.