Photography courtesy of Jenifer Baker.

The Lakewood Early Childhood PTA is bringing peace and love to this year’s Lakewood Home Tour with the auction party theme Lakewoodstock.

The PTA announced the theme during the Fourth of July parade. Members and their families cruised down Lakewood Boulevard in classic cars, including a 1967 Jeep Kaiser M715 and a 1973 Volkswagen bus. They flashed peace signs as Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jimi Hendrix blared from the bus.

“After a challenging 2020, we could not be more excited to celebrate under a theme of unity, peace and togetherness,” PTA President Shannon McKie said. “Our community has always done an exceptional job of supporting each other. Seeing how it banded together during such turbulent times has been remarkable, and I know the sentiment will be embraced even more as guests prepare to celebrate during home festival weekend.”

The 45th Lakewood Home Tour is Nov. 12-14 and benefits neighborhood schools.

The weekend kicks off at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 with the Lakewoodstock auction party at Marie Gabrielle Restaurant & Gardens. The evening will feature a live and silent auction, food stations and Woodstock-era tunes in the 1.5-acre gardens.

General admission tickets to the auction party are $150 and include an all-weekend pass to the home tour. VIP tickets are available and come with exclusive bar access and reserved seating.

The home tour includes six neighborhood homes. The full lineup has not been released, but one is an original Dines & Kraft Building Company home at 6921 Westlake Drive with stained glass windows, crown molding and a Rookwood fireplace. Albert Dines and Lee R. Kraft were instrumental in the development of Lakewood.

Tickets are $20 and will go on sale in October. Upgrade tickets to include the candlelight tour for $10 more.


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