The needler in the haystack.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

'Maidens in May' house tour today

The 1892 Norman Revival Grace Episcopal Church is part of tour.

Six gracious Plainfield homes will be showcased Sunday in the United Way of Greater Union County's third annual 'Maidens In May' house tour and the annual FOSH Garage Sale will wind up (9 AM -- 4 PM, Fernwood Avenue is a good place to start).

Besides homes of historic and architectural significance, the tour includes the Drake House Museum, managed for the city by the Historical Society of Plainfield and Grace Episcopal Church, which is on the national registry of landmarked properties.

As with previous years, the event's proceeds will be used to aid medical transportation for the Plainfield area, including both the Plainfield Rescue Squad and the Neighborhood Health Services Corporation.

The after-tour reception is slated for Grace Episcopal Church's award-winning garden (indoors in the Parish Hall in case of rain), with food, desserts and beverages being donated by several local businesses, include Blackberry's, Giovanna's, Café Vivace, 4th Street Barbecue, 2 Fish And 5 Loaves, Bonefish Grill, Rita's, Dairy Queen, Ferraro's Pizza, Queen City Diner, Imperial Deli and Scotchwood Diner.

Tickets are available before the tour at $25/person; day of tour tickets will be $30/person.

Grace Church's bell tower, which houses the 47-bell Pittis Carillon,
was restored in 2001.


Sponsored by the United Way of Greater Union County
in support of medical transportation for Plainfield area residents

Sunday, May 22
2 - 5 PM

Day of Tour Tickets (starting at 11 AM): $30/person

Grace Episcopal Church, East 7th & Cleveland Avenue
and at 937 Hillside Avenue

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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