Learn more about local history while helping a community. The Holiday Tour of Homes is an annual fundraiser that serves as a lovely showcase of Sanford’s charming historic community. It is put together each year by the Sanford Historic Trust: a nonprofit, non-governmental organization which “exists to preserve our Sanford’s heritage and magnify its charm through education and stewardship.” Funds raised from the Holiday Tour of Homes go to local homeowners with in need of some help with exterior home repairs and improvements. Additional funding goes back to city projects in line with the Sanford Historic Trust’s mission.
Last year’s Holiday Tour of Homes featured 29 stops, in honor of the 29 years that the Sanford Historic Trust has existed. 11 of these tour stops showcased historic neighborhood houses that were decorated and lit up for the holidays. The rest of the stops were in living spaces around the downtown area. These downtown stops even featured a Houseboat and two Tiny Houses! Participating vendors also offered holiday deals and tastings at some of the downtown tour stops.
This year’s event is still in the planning stages, so stay tuned for more details! Updates will be posted on the websites linked above, but we will also be updating this blog post as more details become available.
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