Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour Starts Friday  

Homeowners and the 2018 Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour Committee are busy with final preparations for Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s 27th annual Christmas Home Tour. Set for December 7 and 8, the tour features homes in historic Richmond, Lakes of Williams Ranch, Alkire Lake, Sienna Plantation and Sienna Point. Tickets are available for $30 at the Fort Bend County Randalls stores in Pecan Grove and at Highway 6 and Williams Trace, Del Webb Sweetgrass, Feather & Nest Interiors, Hello Beautiful Blow Dry Bar,  the Sienna Plantation HomeFinder Center 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 Party held at The Design Firm (L to R) are: Betty Baitland, Jim McClellan and Maria Coane. 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 7 and 8 from 10 am to 4 pm 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, home-made cookies, Southern Ice Cream and appetizers by Dream Dinners – Missouri City.  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 15 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 Wednesday, December 12th at noon. For tickets, details or more information call 281-344-5100.

For 27 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 15,000 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 Lindsey Castellanos at or 281-344-5259.