Greensboro, NC - You can help support music education in Guilford County as well as parts of Alamance and Randolph Counties this weekend just by opening the door to an historic home.
The Greensboro Symphony Tour of Homes starts Friday, October 26th and runs through Sunday, October 28th.
WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain went inside one of the homes featured on the tour and "Wow!" was the first thing that came to mind.
The home of Dr. Helen Brooks was built in 1912 making it one 100 years old. Throughout
the years it has had the same apple green shutters which are a
distinctive feature adding to the southern grace of the white columns
and large English boxwoods. A hollow tree by the sidewalk has been host
to many neighborhood children, as they have left, and searched for,
treasure inside this large poplar, which is cared for by a professional
tree service. Family friend Eleanor Roosevelt
stayed in the guest room when she visited Greensboro and will be open for the tour.
The six homes featured on the tour are in Old Irving Park, Ascot Point and Starmount Forest. One home has three kitchens and there's even a Christmas home open for tours this year.
The tour of homes runs October 26 through 28. Tours are from 10am-4pm on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday they are from 1pm-5pm. Tickets purchased in advance are $20. Ticket's purchased at the homes are $25. Your ticket is accepted at all six homes on the tour.
All proceeds from this event go to music education in different counties. The Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra will be performing in several of the homes on Saturday and Sunday. Greensboro Symphony Guild members will provide piano music intermittently during the tour in homes where there are pianos.
For more information, be sure to visit the 2012 Greensboro Symphony Tour of Homes on the web.