Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour Starts Friday


Florists, Decorators and Homeowners are busy with final preparations for Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s 26th annual Christmas Home Tour. Set for December 8 and 9, the tour features homes in Long Meadow Farms, Sugar Creek, Sweetwater, Riverstone and the DeWalt Heritage Center. Tickets are available for $25 at Fort Bend County Randalls stores, the Sienna Plantation HomeFinder Center, CRU Home, Deep Roots TX Floral Studio, Feather & Nest Interiors, and Twenty-Two Fifty Interiors.  In addition to these locations, tickets can also be purchased during the event at the Sweetwater Guardhouse on Sweetwater Boulevard and Palm Royale. Shown at the recent Sponsor Preview Party (L to R) are: Child Advocates of Fort Bend Marketing Specialist Lisa Moore, sponsor party hosts Glenn and Shannon Bohney, and Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford. PerdueBrandonFielderCollins&Mott, LLP sponsored the party. Photo courtesy of Mary Favre.

The Tour is underwritten by the Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation and benefits Child Advocates of Fort Bend. Tour hours are December 8 and 9 from 10am to 4pm with a special candlelight tour on Friday night from 6pm to 9pm.  Tour guests will be treated to a rare glimpse of the featured homes and their creative holiday decorations.  In addition, guests will enjoy festive entertainment by local artists, warm apple cider and tasty home-made cookies.  One ticket provides admission to all five homes and can be used at any time during the tour. Directions to the homes are on the back of the ticket.  For more information about the event, please visit

Can’t make the Tour but still want to get in on the action? Child Advocates of Fort Bend is raffling off 16 gorgeous wreaths that have been donated by area designers and volunteers. View the wreaths online at The wreaths will also be featured in homes on the Tour. Raffle tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $25 and 5 for $40. You decide which of the wreaths you would like to win. Winning tickets will be pulled on Tuesday, December 12th at noon. For tickets, details or more information call 281-344-5100.

For 26 years, Child Advocates of Fort Bend has been providing a voice, healing the hurt and breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect in Fort Bend County. Through its Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASATM), Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and more than 200 trained community volunteer advocates, Child Advocates of Fort Bend improves the lives of more than 400 children each month and has served more than 14,500 children since opening its doors in 1991. Volunteers are needed to help in the Children’s Advocacy Center and Court Appointed Special Advocates Program. For more information on Child Advocates of Fort Bend or to become a volunteer, go to or contact Lauren Jordin at or 281-344-5259.