Nearly 1,000 tour goers from as far away as Stockton and Chico took in the Curtis Park Home & Garden Tour on a sunny day on the last Saturday in April.
“We really enjoyed it very much,” one guest commented. “We loved the houses, the old cars, and the people in vintage clothing. We have never seen such beautiful older homes. We did not know that Curtis Park was so nice — just loved it!”
The tour featured five lovely and diverse homes and gardens, and four front yard landscapes. A community festival atmosphere prevailed at the north end of Curtis Park with expanded arts and crafts for sale, along with food and live music, vintage cars, and informational displays.
The event netted $19,000, helping fund SCNA programs and the Sierra 2 Center.
We owe great thanks to the homeowners who generously prepared and opened their homes and gardens to tour goers. Thanks also to those who put finishing touches on their renovated front yard gardens, sharing information about their landscaping projects, water use and maintenance.
The organizing committee— Lori Harder, Janice Calpo and Connie Noble — recognize the dedicated and professional SCNA staff, dozens of volunteers who monitored the homes, Sacramento A’s Model A Club, the Sacramento Art Deco Society, Northern California Arts, Inc., and sponsors including SMUD, Joseph Eschleman, and Steffan Brown for their commitment and support of this important neighborhood fundraising event.