Recapping Tour of Homes 2013 Success

IMG_6360Over the past few weeks I’ve been asked several times how successful our 2013 Tour of Homes was. Well, you might want to sit down because I’ve got some great news for you.

For almost twenty years now, our Tour of Homes has showcased some incredible homes, restaurants, and sponsoring vendors. In no small way, TOH has helped put our neighborhood on the map as one of Atlanta’s most sought after places to live. Each year the TOH committee works hard starting in March to plan and execute a tour that will not only be fun and exciting, but, more importantly, raise money for our neighborhood. The money raised directly benefits our community parks, sidewalks, safety, beautification and many other important ongoing projects.

Financially, the last three years have been record breaking and the trend continued in 2013. In fact, this year we truly blew it out of the water, generating an amazing $51,000 in revenue ($16,000 more than in 2012)! About 60% of the revenue came from sponsorships, with about 40% coming from ticket sales. This is truly a testament to the hard work and dedication to teamwork invested by this year’s TOH committee.

I’d like to personally thank the gracious homeowners that allowed 1,700 people to come through their homes and admire their hard work and incredible style!

I’d also like to thank the neighborhood restaurants that provided amazingly tasty food to all our tour goers. And lastly I’d like to thank the businesses that directly support our Tour through the purchase of sponsorship packages – you guys were huge part of why the 2013 tour was so successful.

Last but NOT least, I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to a Tour of Homes committee that was absolutely off the chain good! These people are incredible. They make it happen. Thank you so much for your volunteer time and expertise.

With that said, the TOH Committee is ready to gear up for this year’s tour which will be held on December 6th and 7th, 2014.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HO– USES. If you’d like your home to be considered for this year’s tour, or if you’d like to suggest a home to be apart of the tour, please contact us me at angelikataylor@me.com.

We are also looking for committee members to fill in a few gaps we have on our team. Here are key position needs but anyone is welcome to join in the fun:

  • PR/Media Chair
  • Marketing Chair
  • Home Selection Chair

Please contact me at angelikataylor@me.com to find out more about these positions and other ways you can help. Tour of Homes is one of our neighborhood’s key fundraising events. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in Virginia-Highland and make a difference, all while re-connecting with old friends and meeting new ones.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. And, once again, here’s to a tremendously successful TOH 2013!

~ Angelika Taylor, Tour of Homes Chair

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