The Evansville Philharmonic Guild, now in its 58th year, has spent the past six decades supporting the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, including a number of specific EPO projects, such as Helen McKinney’s Young People’s Concerts and the Lollipop Concerts. For the 14th straight year, the Guild hosts the EPO Homes of Note Tour, a celebration of some of Evansville’s finest homes, to be held on April 21.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ticket-holders may visit the tour’s five locations (10 Chandler Ave., 618 S.E. Riverside Drive, 10 Park Place, 654 S. Lombard Ave., and 400 Scenic Drive). Upon arrival at the first house of their choice, participants receive information about the homes — beyond that, says Tour chairman Diane Wessel, “it’s self-guided. You may peruse at your leisure.” Tour guides in the homes will answer any questions. Two of the homes (400 Scenic Drive and 10 Chandler Ave.) boast flourishing gardens to enjoy.
Wessel, in her second year as chairman, is excited about the event. “I too enjoy seeing other peoples’ homes,” she says. Among many other benefits of touring local houses, Wessel notes the tour gives guests ideas for their own home decorating.
The money raised by the tour will support the Guild’s commitment to the EPO. In 2011, the tour drew approximately 500 participants.