Third SGI Tour of Homes Held on February 8, 2014
The third St. George Island Tour of Homes on Saturday, February 8, 2014, was a great success!
More than 550 participants braved a little early morning drizzle to visit homes on the island’s East End, in the first-platted area of Gulf Beaches, and in the gated community St. George Plantation. Also open for Tour participants were the Lighthouse and the Lighthouse Keeper’s House at the center of the island, and the St. George Plantation Clubhouse. The skies cleared at mid-morning, making it a beautiful day to see seven fabulous island homes.
The Tour kicked-off with a Friday evening reception and presentation on the early history of development on St. George Island by island resident James Hargrove, author of "The Oyster King." A capacity crowd enjoyed refreshments and Dr. Hargrove's lively account of the rise and fall of William Lee Popham.
We offer a huge thank you to all who helped make the 2014 SGI Tour of Homes possible: seven gracious and generous homeowners, 29 sponsors, a tireless Planning Committee, nine House Captains, 62 docents, 27 shuttle drivers, Gift Shop staff who sold over 500 advance tickets, businesses and individuals who donated door prizes for the Friday event, and volunteers who did everything from preparing Friday's hors d'oeuvres, to putting up and taking down signs and tents, to selling tickets on Saturday -- and everything else that needed to be done in the roughly five months leading up to the Tour. A special thanks goes to the St. George Plantation Owners Association Board of Directors and members who so warmly welcomed Tour organizers and visitors to their community. And last but not least, we thank all the people from more than 20 states and at least one foreign country who came to St. George Island to participate in the third Tour of Homes.
You may read about the 2014 Tour homes by clicking on "Tour Homes and Buildings." Please continue to patronize our Tour sponsors, also listed on this site.
Proceeds from the SGI Tour of Homes go toward maintenance and enhancement of the Cape St. George Lighthouse, the Keeper's House Museum, and St. George Lighthouse Park.