Alameda Family Services League
Holiday Home Tour Info 2012
42 Years of Holiday Magic
For the 42nd year, Alameda Family Services League presents it Holiday Home Tour from 9:30 am-4 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Tour tickets open the doors to five distinctive homes, lavishly decorated for the holidays, plus holiday dessert tea, and complimentary shuttle.
This year’s homes span 75 years of architecture and showcase the beauty and diversity of island living. There’s a mid-century home remodeled into a Millennial Beach House to take advantage of its spectacular views. Two homes are on Alameda’s lagoons, one a traditional serene family home, and the other a former entertainment house for a historic home. Completing the circle are an early 20th century Craftsman with many original architectural elements intact, and a charming Victorian cottage.
Tour Central is the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue. There you can pick up your tour tickets and buy gifts for yourself and others at the Gourmet Shop and Holiday Boutique. You can also bid on a wide variety of silent auction items. There are wine and gift baskets, gifts for pets, home improvement, and personal pampering, plus jewelry and accessories. The Gourmet Shop features homemade candies, cookies and other holiday treats, packaged for gift giving. The gourmet shop, silent auction and boutique are free and open to the public.
The Holiday Home Tour benefits Alameda Family Services, serving families and community members through accessible, affordable and comprehensive programs in its central Alameda and new AFS West facility. These programs include: Head Start and Early Head Start--comprehensive child development and family support services for families with children from birth to 5; free medical and mental health services, youth development and health education at School-Based Health Centers; DreamCatcher, an emergency shelter and support center for runaway, exploited and homeless youth; drug and alcohol treatment for adolescents and adults; and individual, group and family low- or no-fee counseling. AFS also provides professional clinical training for psychologists, social workers and MFTs.
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