Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association (ABPA) is hosting the 20th Annual Homes for the Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 7. This is the sole fundraiser for ABPA and has raised $985,000 since its inception with all proceeds gifted to Armstrong and Bradfield elementary schools. In the 20 years of the Home Tour, guests have been able to tour festively decorated homes around the Park Cities.
(ABOVE: 2018 ABPA Home Tour Co-chairs Chelsey Baker, Jane Wallingford and Nina Sachse. Courtesy of Gittings)
In honor of the anniversary milestone, Past President Angela Shank, along with 2018 Co-Chairs Chelsey Baker, Nina Sachse and Jane Wallingford, invited all past Presidents and Home Tour Chairs for a kick-off celebration. Gittings Studios hosted over 30 women for a reception and photo opportunity. One past Home Tour Chair, Cecily Shull, traveled from Midland to attend! Many of those in attendance have continued to dutifully serve our schools and community.
A few fun facts and favorite memories:
• Past Home Tour chairs include: HPISD Board of Trustees Member (Stacy Kelly), Bradfield Librarian (Amy Jent), Bradfield PTA President (Amy Kovac), Armstrong Auction Chairs (Vanessa Ayoub, Becca Betz, Suzie Forsberg and Jenny Merkle), and many Fiesta de las Seis Banderas board members.
• Our first Home Tour chair, Kelly Bunting, spearheaded the fundraiser by showcasing her own home on Beverly.
• Courtney Petit had a “gingerbread house” replica made of her home on Beverly to commemorate the tour in 2017.
• The tour has gone on rain or shine—except for the case of snow in 2013 when it was cancelled for the safety of guests.