Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Crowd takes time to tour Sun Valley Lake homes
Additional photographs are included in the June 28, 2012 issue of the Mount Ayr Record News
At right: Waterfall landscaping at the Jim WALLACE and Annette THOMPSON home
What do 303 visitors, 64 volunteers, nine boats, six shuttle vehicles, one shuttle trailer, and seven requests so far for
a tour again next year have in common?
They were all part of the successful Sun Valley Lake Tour of Homes Saturday.
An overwhelming response brought 303 people to visit homes at Sun Valley Lake Saturday in a tour of homes that had seven
lake homeowners allowing people to come through their homes in a fund-raiser for the Ellston Library.
ferried around the lake in boats to the stops.
Arresting landscaping, interesting architecture and home decorating to
put HGTV to shame were featured in the tour.
Some of the highlights of the tour included the homes of Jim WALLACE and Annette
THOMPSON, Scott DEAN and Mark MATTEO, Val and Ken BILBREY, Tara and Matt MEREDITH, Pat and Charlie PORTER,
Tracey and Joel JACKMAN, and Sharon and Bob MARTIN.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2012