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Lake Holiday Ladies Club annual Tour of Homes scheduled for Sept. 21

The Lake Holiday Ladies Club Annual Tour of Homes is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

Tickets can be bought ahead of time for $8 by calling 815-498-9609. Tickets bought the day of the tour cost $10.

The tour will begin at Lake Holiday Lodge, 283 Easy St. in Somonauk. At the lodge, participants can buy a light lunch plus homemade goodies, jams, produce, etc. The Lakeside Shoppe will have crafted items and gifts for sale. Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be at 4 p.m.

Proceeds from this event are used to support local charities and organizations such as Fox Valley Older Adults Services, Sandwich and Somonauk fire departments, first responders and Meals on Wheels.

The Kight Home:
1530 Holiday Drive, Sandwich

Cheryle and Doug Kight’s home was inspired by their memories of summer weekends spent at a family cabin on a lake in eastern Washington State. They now have five adult children and seven grandchildren, all living in the western suburbs in Illinois, so their newly built home at Lake Holiday is a perfect place to gather everyone together. The six-bedroom, four-bathroom house was built nestled into the hillside, allowing for a walk-out lower level that gives easy access to a flat lot down to the lake, where their boat sits ready for family activities. The home was finished in May 2018. It was designed to take full advantage of the view of the lake with its open floor plan, and have enough bedrooms so that everyone could have a space to stay.

The Lovejoy Home:
1741 Holiday Drive, Sandwich

The dwelling at 1741 Holiday Drive is very special to Jennifer and Rob Lovejoy because they built it themselves. They broke ground for their new four-bedroom home in 2003. It was quickly finished thanks to the abundance of help they received from family and friends. The house plans provided for plenty of interior space for their growing family, as well as out-of-doors expanses to enjoy nature. The shaded backyard sitting area with its stamped flooring seems to increase the size of the house. The Lovejoys enjoy relaxing there and watching hummingbirds and other wildlife.

The Jozwiak Home:
1502 Holiday Drive, Sandwich

The Jozwiak family moved to Lake Holiday in 2015. They were looking for a house on a lake to replace the one they once owned in Michigan. Deb and son Justin, being do-it-yourself” types, picked a house that needed refurbishing. The choice was made because they loved the spacious flat lot that came with it.

The house was originally built in 1970 as a two-bedroom, one-bath structure. Previous owners added another bedroom and bath. The first floor living-space definitely is an inviting gathering place for the family. Even with all of updates and others still to come, the Jozwiaks have made time to enjoy their “almost new” lakeside residence.

The Artwohl Home:
363 Dee Court, Somonauk

The charming, two-story, cream-colored house was the ideal choice for this young couple’s new home. Sitting on a small, quiet cul-de-sac, it is a perfect location for the Artwohls, Chris, Laura and their three young children. The family moved in in July 2017. Down the steps from the home’s main floor is a young child’s delight. Its large playroom is very spacious. The bedroom is occupied by the couple’s older son. He was inspired to dub the lower level, “My Apartment.” He especially likes living at Lake Holiday because he has so many of his friends nearby, and they all enjoy playing at his house and swimming in the pool.

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