The Lakewood Early Childhood PTA presents the 20th annual Lakewood Home Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2 and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 3.

The event includes a tour of five neighborhood homes, a “Taste of Lakewood” café, and a craft fair. Proceeds benefit Lakewood Elementary School, 3000 Hillbrook, the location of the café and fair.

The tour features a 1930s stone Tudor at 2411 Hillside, a 1955 Modern-style home built by Dallas artists Otis and Velma Dozier at 7019 Delrose, a newly remodeled 1933 Tudor cottage designed by Dines and Kraft at 6608 Lakeshore, a 1938 English Tudor built with seven kinds of brick at 6964 Tokalon, and a 1936 two-story French manse at 6921 Tokalon.

Tickets cost $6 in advance and $8 on the days of the event and are available at the school, Minyard Food Store at Gaston and Abrams, or any tour home.

Call Gayle McVey at 823-4729 for information.

Hutsell Home Tour Raises Funds for Preservation Funds for Preservation Efforts

On Oct. 19, Preservation Dallas hosts a fund-raising tour of six houses designed by Clifford Hutsell, a builder who practiced extensively in East Dallas in the first half of the 20th century. Included in the tour will be the house for the Hutsell’s family, which is being restored by Brian and Lynn Boyd.

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the Lakewood Theater for lectures by humorist and historian Rose Mary Rumbley, Madeline Hutsell Boedeker and architectural historian Willis Winters. A member of the North Texas Chapter of the Theater Organ Society will play the Lakewood’s organ while coffee and pastries are served. Mini-buses will take participants to the houses.

Event chairs are Susie Lowry, Madeline Boedeker, Carla Nix and Becky Allison. Tickets cost $35 for Preservation Dallas members and $45 for the public. Call 821-3290 for information.

Realtor Competes in Colorado’s Pikes Peak Marathon

Neighborhood Realtor Fran Moore raced 13.4 miles to the top of Colorado’s Pikes Peak this summer during an annual marathon. He was one of 1,800 runners to enter the marathon, of which approximately 1,500 finished.

Runners start at 6,000 feet and climb to the summit at more than 14,000 feet. Moore completed the marathon in just under six hours after spending three days on his motorcycle driving to the event.

“I would say that the 750-mile bike ride took something out of me,” he says, “but at the top (of Pikes Peak), you’re so tired anyway, it’s impossible to tell.”

Moore, a neighborhood resident for 18 years, says he trained for the marathon at White Rock Lake and by running along neighborhood streets.

Moore turned 50 last year, which “may explain this Pikes Peak thing,” he says.

“My 92-year-old aunt told me I was nuts,” he says. “She should talk. She’s 92, lives alone and maintains a large house.”

Moore is former owner of Phidippides Running Stores and works as an announcer at many local races. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and served in the Army Medial Corps in Vietnam.

He works for Whiteside Associates.


Buying and Selling a Home: Touchstone Residential presents a free seminar about home buying and selling from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth. Call 670-1376.

A Hall of Famer: Ebby Halliday, founder of the real estate company that bears her name, will be one of five business leaders inducted into the Texas Businss Hall of Fame Oct. 16 during an awards dinner at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel. Halliday began her business in Dallas in 1945. Today, she runs a 22-office operation. She also was the first woman to be named Texas Realtor of the Year, and honor she received in 1963, and the first female chair of the Real Estate Brokerage Council.

New to the Board: Neighborhood residents Sherryl Wesson of RE/MAX About Town and Michael Campbell of Campbell Monger Realtors recently were elected to the 1997 Greater Dallas Association of Realtors’ Board of Directors.

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