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Proceeds From Holiday Home Tour to Benefit Jersey Shore Schools

Essex Fells PTA and Essex Fells Foundation for Educational Excellence will donate 50% of proceeds from Dec. 11 fundraiser to help rebuilding schools affected by storm.

The Essex Fells PTA and the Essex Fells Foundation for Educational Excellence have announced that 50% of proceeds from the upcoming Holiday Home Tour and Boutique will be donated to New Jersey schools impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

The second annual Holiday Home Tour and Boutique will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The self-guided house tour, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offers a rare opportunity to peek inside eight exclusive Essex Fells' homes. The smallest community in Essex County has just over 700 homes with an average age of 59 years and a median home value of $1.6 million.

Tickets can be purchased in advance ($45) or on the day of the tour ($50) at the Essex Fells Country Club, 219 Devon Road, Essex Fells. The Holiday Boutique at the Essex Fells Country Club will feature more than 40 vendors offering unique gift ideas to help with your holiday shopping. 

“Essex Fells School volunteers knew we had to rally together and help the schools that were affected By Hurricane Sandy. We realized that many school fundraisers would have to be cancelled and/or postponed," Debra Tedesco, President, Essex Fells Foundation for Educational Excellence, stated in a release. 

"It was clear to us that if we did not help the students of those impacted [Jersey shore] schools would not be able to enjoy the many activities funded by the various school organizations. These parents simply don’t have the time or resources to focus on fund-raising for the school. They are rebuilding their homes, lives and just trying to survive," Tedesco added. 

Lunch reservations at the Essex Fells Country Club are $25 and must be made in advance.

To make a reservation, call 973-310-2795, email efshometour@gmail.com or visit www.essexfellshometour.com.

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