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Home-tour goers had choice of seven unique homes

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Hundreds of people paraded through seven Loomis area homes on Saturday, Dec. 6, as they participated in the first annual Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour. “It was so much fun. I just loved it,” said Sheree Palma, of Loomis, who not only went on the tour, but also volunteered as a docent at one of the homes. “I plan to volunteer again next year and can’t wait to go on the tour,” she said. The event was a benefit for the Loomis Basin Education Foundation and thousands of dollars were raised that will help the students in the Loomis Union School District. The seven schools include Loomis, H. Clarke Powers, Placer, Franklin, Loomis Basin Charter, Penryn and Ophir Elementary schools. Seven custom homes were featured on the tour and ranged from a 1920s downtown cottage to a Southwestern hacienda ranch home. All were decorated for the holidays. Two of them featured fall décor including an over-the-top Halloween house filled with many collectibles. Visitors were torn when asked which of the seven homes was their favorite. To tour-going women with Southern accents said their favorite was the Colonial home, while another tour-goer said the “homey” cottage was theirs. It seems there was something for everyone’s tastes as they viewed Tuscan, Mediterranean and an executive-style home as well. “The home tour was amazing,” said Penryn School principal Andy Withers. “I enjoyed meeting and working with the many community members who are willing to support our schools. I hope to see this great