The fifth annual holiday home tour on Dec. 7 will feature some of the most festive, decked out holiday houses in Tracy. The tour is one of McHenry House Family Shelter’s three annual fundraisers that hope to raise $20,000.
Kim Scarlatta, co-chair of the tour, will show off her new home — one of five on the tour.
“We’re so blessed and fortunate enough to have a home to share and to be able to give back to the McHenry House like this,” Scarlatta said. “I just couldn’t think of a better way to give back to our community.”
Visitors will arrive at Windmill Ridge Winery to pick up a map that will illustrate house locations and to indulge in refreshments and appetizers and take part in a raffle. Booties provided by Sutter Tracy Community Hospital will be handed out for people to wear over their shoes when touring the homes. From the winery, people will have until 4 p.m. to tour the houses at their pace and in any order.
Judith Odegaard of the McHenry House said that it’s fundraisers like the holiday home tour that keep her organization going.
“We raise about a third of our budget through fundraisers,” she said. “We couldn’t operate without them.”
Odegaard said that donations to the house are down 35 percent from last year.
At a glance
• WHAT: Holiday home tour
• WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7
• WHERE: Buy tickets at McHenry House Family Shelter, 739 A St. and refer to map for house locations
• COST: $25; $20 for seniors 60 and older