Saturday, May 12, 2012
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Staff Photo: Andrew McMurtrie Guests and volunters visit the Cink residence, home to PGA Tour golfer Stewart Cink during the Third Annual Sugarloaf Counrty Club Outdoor Living Tour Extravaganza in Duluth in 2011. The event has returned for May 18 and 19.
DULUTH -- Where can you find a fiesta, outdoor wedding, tropical spa and a bayou party in one place?
The Women's Club of Sugarloaf Country Club's fourth annual Leisure Living Tour on Friday and Saturday. New this year, the organization added a boat show to the mix.
The four houses in the neighborhood are opening their doors to the public all in the name of charity. The money raised from the event is split evenly between the Foster Children's Foundation, Mothers and Daughters Against Cancer, Rainbow Village Inc. and Spectrum Autism Support Group Inc.
Each house has a different theme to entertain guests as they tour the homes. The fiesta house has food catered by Pure Taco with tacos and mini margaritas. Plus people have a chance to remember the day with a photo booth picture taken by a professional photographer.
Over in the tropics, attendees are treated to massages and fruit smoothies while the New Orleans house offers jambalaya, Cajun popcorn and Creole music.
At the last house, guests can take in the scenes of an outdoor wedding. A wedding cake designer will have her creations on display as well as wedding dresses, champagne and models presenting bridesmaids dresses.
For those who prefer life on the water, approximately 15 boats are available to peruse during the two-day event.
"Terri Schraudenbach, the president of our club, had the idea. We decided to go for it," event co-chair Gina Connell said. "We contacted marinas and it's almost like an event itself.
"I think our house tours are really a fun time if you have any interest in outdoor and indoor living spaces, design ideas or landscaping. There's something for everybody. We're so proud of the event."