Special to the PNT
The Altrusa Home Tour is scheduled for Sept. 25 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the annual event are available from any Altrusa member for $5 in advance or $6 at the door of any of the five features homes during the tour.
The tour is a fund-raiser from the club’s service projects, which include scholarships to Eastern New Mexico University, Reading is Fundamental, Sight for Life, “Baby Think It Over” dolls, donations to Roosevelt General Hospital, Make-a-Wish Fondation, Lifesaver Food Bank and others.
The following five homes will be featured:
The Desert Bloom Bed and Breakfast at 620 W. 2nd St. One of its original uses was a doctor’s office, but has for many years been a stop for people passing through Portales.
It has recently been purchased by Sonja Gentry and has been redecorated. The downstairs houses her real estate service, and the bed and breakfast portions has a “Rock and Roll” suite.
The country home of Mike and Donna Tucker at 9020 Highway 206 is a spacious home resulting from years of construction. The two-story home features fireplaces and spacious windows.
Charles and Jula May, 516 E. 16th, are still adjusting to city life after moving from their ranch northwest of Elida. The open front yard still leaves plenty of space for Charles to do yard owrk and for Jula to paint.
Scott and Janet Davis, 508 E. 16th, live next to the Mays. After living in Phoenix for seven years, the couple moved back to Portales to be closer to Scott’s parents.
Each child’s room reflects their special interests. The house features a large back porch and a front courtyard, with an outdoor fireplace as well.
Anthony and Francine Prehm, 1327 Oakwood Circle, have a home in a newer development of Portales. The home is accented by faux finishes, window treatments and decorating done entirely by its owners.
For information on the tour, contact Dannah Brown at 356-6601.