Saturday, October 18, 2008, marks the 57th annual Home Tour of the Riverside Alumnae Panhellenic Association (RAPA). Each year, the fundraising tour consists of four to six interesting and beautiful homes in the Riverside area, and you are guaranteed to see beautiful, artistic, and one-of-a-kind residences for a reasonable donation of $20. Proceeds support many local charities and several college scholarships to ladies graduating high school and attending a college or university with NPC (National Panhellenic Conference) sororities.
Home Tour: 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. featuring four homes (self-guided)
Tea and Cookies: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Masonic Center at 5801 Chicago Avenue. The tea will include two fashion shows (1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.) with fashions by Stephenson Cree and cookies baked by members of RAPA.
Tickets: $20 pre-tour and $25 day-of. You can find pre-tour tickets for sale at the following businesses:
- Gottschalks at the Riverside Plaza
- Parkview Nursery on Jackson
- Parkview Nursery on Chicago
- The Gardener’s Cottage in Canyon Crest
- The UPS Store in Mission Grove
- The UPS Store at La Sierra Plaza
- Delights & Invites in downtown Riverside
- Riverside Visitor’s Center
- IQP Independent Quality Printing in Riverside
A quote from a 2007 recipient which reminds us why the Panhellenic Home Tour is so important: “…words alone could never let you know how you have helped me to realize my dream. I will always remember and one day plan to help someone as you have helped me.”
The 2008 Home Tour is expecting between 700 to 900 patrons! Questions should be directed to Diana Kantola and Lora Laine, Home Tour Co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.