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Washington16th Annual Tour of Homes is Saturday, May 18
Washington16th Annual Tour of Homes is Saturday, May 18
Emily Bridges
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fayetteville, AR – Washington Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will host its 16th Annual Tour of Homes Saturday, May 18th from noon to 5pm. Tickets purchased prior to the event are $20 and are available at Washington Elementary School, The Gift House, French Metro, or the Downtown Bank of Fayetteville. Tickets may be purchased online on the Facebook event page or at

Tickets can also be purchased the day of the tour for $25 at all of the homes participating in the self-guided tour as well as French Metro Antiques and The Gift House.
“This fundraiser is an important event as it links the community and the school together while providing area residents with a glimpse into some of the most beautiful homes in our school district,” explained event organizer Emily Bridges.
This year’s tour includes five homes located within Washington Elementary School's school zone and Washington Elementary School.

308 E. Spring St. - The Home of Chris and Casey Hamaker
321 E. Lafayette - The Home of Don Eldred
830 S. Locust Ave. - The Home of Erin VonFeldt and Brittany Phillips
340 E. 7th Street - Asha Mevlana's "Amplifed" Tiny House
101 E. 9th Street - The Home of Gina and Zara Niederman; 3VOLVE Community Ecosystem Development
425 Highland Ave. - Washington Elementary School
The Gift House located at 525 N. Mission Boulevard will be hosting a reception and serving refreshments during the tour.

“At Washington Elementary we don’t send children out to ‘sell.’" Instead, we focus on events that connect our school with our community,“All proceeds from this event serve to help the school with items not in the current budget.” Washington Elementary Principal Ashley McLarty said.
Past proceeds from the Tour of Homes have helped fund a new, updated AV System in the gym, Kindergarten Camp, and a Gaga pit on the playground.
Proceeds also help support the school’s Children’s Fund. Washington serves a diverse socioeconomic population with approximately 52% of Washington students qualifying for free or reduced meals. Through the Children’s Fund, Washington Elementary strives to provide equal opportunities for all students by providing families in financial need with needed items and resources. Whether it’s school clothes and shoes, hygiene products, school pictures, after-school program fees, summer camp fees, school supplies, or holiday gifts, the Children’s Fund helps offset these expenses. As noted by Melissa Werner, the President of Washington Elementary School’s PTO, “We want all children who attend Washington Elementary to have access not only to basic necessities, but also quality enrichment activities: to be inclusive of everyone regardless of socioeconomic status.”
For more information, please contact Emily Bridges at or Ashley McLarty at or call the school office at 444-3073.