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AAUW Home Tour today features rebuilt Angora homes

Provided to the TribuneThis Angora-area home with wood siding will be one of the featured properties in the American Association of University Women Home Tour today. The tour will feature seven newly rebuilt homes in the area of the 2007 Angora fire.

The American Association of University Women Home Tour from 12-4 p.m. today will help tell the story of a community that is rising from the ashes.

Three years after the Angora fire burned some 3,072 acres of forest land and destroyed 254 homes, seven families from the newly rebuilt area have opened their doors to the public to help raise money for college scholarships. Six of the seven featured homes are replacing structures that burned to the ground. The Angora community garden will also be featured as part of the tour.

The event is called “From the Ashes, Hope Springs Eternal.”

The South Lake Tahoe branch of AAUW uses the proceeds from the biennial home tours to support the education of local women and girls. Each year, the group presents scholarships to women graduating from Lake Tahoe Community College toward continuing their education. The group also sends middle school girls to AAUW’s Tech Trek, a math and science camp at Stanford University.

Tickets are available at Alpaca Pete’s, Curves, LTVA Visitor Center, Explore Tahoe and Lake Tahoe Business Services. Tickets are $25, including refreshments.

For more information call (530) 544-5150 or visit the AAUW web site at http://www.aauw-slt.org.

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