To launch its 37th Annual Tour of Homes, Guild members hosted an elegant Patron Party at the gorgeous home of Dr. Benjamin and Nancy Ladner. Guests were driven in golf carts up a long driveway festooned with luminaries, creating a very special welcome to an evening of champagne, Keith Davis on the keyboard and fabulous hors d’oeuvres by Saffron’s Catering and Uptown Catering. It was a very positive beginning to a dismal weekend. For the first time in our history, the Tour of Homes had rain each day, all day. Our great volunteers showed up for each shift and some brave souls put on their boots and grabbed their umbrellas to attend. Most of them had already bought tickets at our outlets. Thank goodness for pre-sales! People who toured raved about the homes, two new and three old from the 1920’s and 1930’s. The good news is that we had no major disasters. No water-logged trees were uprooted and there were no accidental falls. Compared to the rest of SC, we were very fortunate. The weather challenge was faced by the volunteers with cheerful determination and a depth of commitment which once again shows what a fantastic group we are. A special thank you to all of the volunteers from the Guild and the community who worked so hard to make our Tour a success.