The Builders Association of Metro Augusta will once again sponsor the 2002 Parade of Homes.
This year seven homes in the Brookwood Glenn Subdivision, off of Old Belair Road, will be open for tours in the 2002 Parade of Homes. The Builders Association of Metro Augusta will sponsor the annual event.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
This year, seven homes in the Brookwood Glen Subdivision, located off of Old Belair Road, will be open for tours Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 3-6.
According to Association President Stephen Beazley, the Parade of Homes is an opportunity for local builders and associate members to show off their distinctive styles, and for the public to get a glimpse at the latest trends in home building.
"(The public) can see how the latest styles and building trends relate to their own lifestyle," said Beazley, adding that each home on the tour is unique in design, quality built and energy efficient.
Exhibits ranging from lighting, flooring, financing and energy sources will be displayed in the garages of some of the tour homes. Jim Bennett, a renowned landscape and garden expert formerly associated with Southern Living, will conduct seminars on Saturday and Sunday parade dates.
Tickets to the 2002 Parade of Homes are $5 for ages 15 and older, and can be purchased at the parade site. Admission to the parade includes admission to Bennett's seminars.
The parade homes will be open Thursday and both Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. This year's featured builders are Todd Bailey of R.T. Bailey Construction; Glynn Bruker of The Bruker Co.; Jake Ivey of J.W. Ivey & Associates; Tom and John Lifsey of The Lifsey Group Inc.; Jerry Maddox of Jerry W. Maddox Builders; and Jill Tompkins of The Tompkins Co.
As they have done in the past, the Builders Association, which is a non-profit trade association for professionals associated with the building industry, will donate a portion of the proceeds to a local charity. This year's charity is the Art Factory, a non-profit organization that offers classes in visual arts, dance, drama and creative writing to people of limited financial means.
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