Thursday Dec 16 2010 comments Holiday Home Tour supports education By: Photos by Kim Palaferri -A +A Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsLoomis Basin Holiday Home Tour attendees, from left, Liz Bentley, Cathy McPherson and Annette Skinner view the elaborately decorated Quintessa home of Toni and Dennis Pierce. Jenine Windeshausen, far left, president of the Loomis Basin Education Foundation and volunteer docent, stands ready to answer questions. Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsA statue of an African woman overlooks a dining table with Santa Claus amidst savannah animal decor. Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsThe guest house of the Qunitessa home is loaded with game trophies bagged by the homeowner. Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsThe kitchen in the African Savannah-inspired La Paloma home was elegantly bedecked in holiday decor. Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsLaurie Vantacich, left, and Rene Schmit, both of Loomis, admire the holiday décor on the 1,600-square-foot outdoor loggia of an African Savannah inspired home while on the Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour. According to Carolyn Petree, Loomis Basin Education Foundation treasurer, funds raised on the home tour will help save teacher jobs and school programs for the Loomis Union School District. Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsA bedroom is the Quintessa home has a Disney Christmas theme.