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    Nashville’s 12South Neighborhood Home Tour | We Need Your Help!

    Preparations for the 12South Neighborhood Home Tour are in full swing! The Home Tour is an annual benefit presented by the 12South Neighborhood Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose goal is to improve the local community, within the boundaries of Wedgewood Avenue and Gale Lane, 12South Avenue South and Vaulx Lane.

    The 12South Neighborhood is a diverse community featuring historic homes, a vibrant merchant district, and the historic Sunnyside Mansion at Sevier Park. Each year, the neighborhood exhibits homes ranging from classic restorations and beautiful, historic homes preserved for decades, to contemporary renovations and new homes that mirror a unique and creative character indicative to a vibrant artistic presence in the neighborhood.

    The Home Tour has been met with great success in previous years, so we are excited for this great community event to happen once again for its ninth annual year this spring!

    We are currently in need of 12South Neighborhood residents to volunteer their homes to be part of the tour as well as be greeters in their homes. In addition, we are looking for 12South Neighborhood local businesses and restaurants to sponsor each home that will be showcased during the Home Tour.

    Home owners who participate in the event by showcasing their homes are expected to open their home for a pre-tour the evening before the tour, April 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., open their home for the tour, April 21st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and provide a space for a local restaurant to provide some food for tourists to sample in your kitchen. (Set up for food will be at 10 a.m. on the day of the event.) Most important of all, home owners are expected to have fun and enjoy meeting their 12South neighbors!

    Several events are planned for the weekend for those volunteers, tour committee members, homeowners and local sponsors involved in the tour.  The events of the weekend include a Pre-Tour Party the evening before the tour which includes a catered dinner, a Day-of Breakfast at 12South restaurant Fish & Company and an After-Party with good food and friends to celebrate the conclusion of the 2012 Home Tour.

    The Tour is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will be $12.00 on the day of the tour and available for purchase from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Summer Classics parking lot located at 2600 12th Avenue South.

    Proceeds from the tour will benefit neighborhood improvement and beautification projects.  Some of these include street/alley clean-up, planting and maintenance of new trees and landscaping along 12th Ave South and interior residential streets, and activities promoting community involvement and awareness of issues affecting neighbors in 12South.

    Would you like to get involved? We are looking for volunteers to help out on the day of the tour, home owners who would like to have their home featured and local restaurants to sponsor each home! Any of these things sound like something you’d like to do? Email us and we’ll get you plugged in!

    For more information about the tour, visit www.12southtour.com. If you are interesting in showing your home or sponsoring a home, please contact the Tour Coordinator, our very own Allen Perry, at allen@nashvilleonthemove.com.

    (12South Home Photo Credit goes to www.dreambuildnashville.com.)

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