FAIR HAVEN – The Fair Haven PTA’s biennial house hour will include a Super Storm Sandy relief fundraising effort designed to assist local victims with replacing kitchen and household items lost in the storm.
The tour will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.
Tour attendees will be encouraged to donate new kitchen essentials and much needed gift cards to home-goods stores. There will be donation boxes at each of the eight tour homes. These donations will be given to Sandy Family Match, which will in turn distribute the items to local victims of Sandy.
“We thought it would be a unique way of supporting the hundreds of Two River area homeowners who lost or sustained severe damage to their homes,” said tour co-chair Lauren Steets. “Most of us know at least one local family who is suffering now as a result of the storm, and we all want to help in some way.”
The 2012 holiday tour features eight distinctive Fair Haven homes. Each home will be decorated for the holidays with fabulous tabletops and floral arrangements sure to inspire.
Tour-goers will sample some of the best local fare from popular chefs, including David Burke’s Fromagerie (Rumson), Lusty Lobster (Highlands), Pop’s Garage (Shrewsbury), Woody’s (Sea Bright), Cups and Cakes (Rumson) and Fair Haven favorites Tavolo Pronto, Gourmet Picnic and Taste and Technique.
Two special raffle prizes will be offered. The grand prize is $3,000 worth of landscaping donated by Sycamore Landscaping. The first prize features dinner for 10, prepared in the winner’s home or other local home of their choice, by Chef Hernan Garces of the Raven Tea Room. The dinner includes beverages, flowers, dessert, and service to help the host and hostess relax. Tickets for these two great prizes are $10 each.
Fair Haven’s First Floors has several generous sponsors to help make the event possible, including Sycamore Landscaping, Merrick Builders, Heritage House/Sotheby’s, and Better Housekeeping.
Proceeds from the tour will support the educational programs of the Fair Haven school system. The mission of the Fair Haven PTA is to promote the welfare, safety, and educational development of Fair Haven’s children in the home, school and community through cooperative efforts of parents and teachers.
Tickets to Fair Haven’s First Floors are $50 and will be sold, beginning at 10:30 a.m. the day of the tour, at 248 Kemp Ave. and 85 Grange Ave. No children will be allowed on the tour and participants will be asked to remove their shoes.
For more information, or to support the Fair Haven PTA, contact house tour co-hairs Britt Garrison at 732-272-8622, Lauren Steets at 732-933-1867 or visit www.fairhavenpta.com.