As Mother’s Day weekend approaches, The Friends of NJ Festival Orchestra, a fundraising group dedicated to the support of the orchestra’s mission, suggests taking Mom on their thirtieth annual Tour of Notable Homes this Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“What Mom wouldn’t be pleased with the opportunity to visit five diverse homes located in the picturesque neighborhoods of the Westfield area?” asks Friends’ president Alicia Barker. “It’s the perfect Spring treat and includes chances to win outstanding door prizes, a boutique raffle, tasting of delectable olive oils, refreshments and a selection of ‘porch plants.’”
This week Jennifer Colamedici, who chairs the tour, announced the location of the fifth house on the tour. She describes it as a stately Henry West-built Georgian Colonial in the desirable Indian Forest section of town. “Those who participate on the tour will be struck by the spacious rooms in this mansion-size home, enthuses Colamedici. “A light, airy feeling pervades owing to the ample amount of windows overlooking a spacious landscape that is replete with indigenous plantings. It is very grand, yet has been designed for happy family living.”
Other homes on the tour include a Tudor manor house in Plainfield; a brand new, technologically “smart house” in Westfield; also in Plainfield a converted carriage house, and a one-of-a-kind Scotch Plains home recently built in ‘European-style.’”
David Wroe, Music Director of the NJ Festival Orchestra, observes, “The Friends are truly the ‘wind beneath the wings’ of the orchestra. Without the proceeds of this massive undertaking each year, we could never meet the needs of our budget. Our heartfelt gratitude includes the work of The Friends members, the assistance of their families and the generosity of the ‘notable’ homeowners.”
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 on tour day. Tickets can be purchased online at www.njfestivalorchestra.org. Tickets are also available at Baron’s Drugs and The Town Bookstore in Westfield; Christoffers in Mountainside; Norman’s Hallmark in Fanwood; Periwinkles in Cranford.
For more information go to www.njfestivalorchestra.org ,visit the Friends of NJ Festival Orchestra on Facebook or call 908 232 9400.