Originally created 11/04/04

Military homes on tour open doors to civilians



Civilians have the opportunity to get a glimpse into some homes they've likely never seen.

From 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, about 10 homes, along with the Fisher House, will be open for the Officer Spouse Club's Harvest Tour of Homes.

Gail Fitzpatrick, the chairwoman of the tour committee, said military homes often have unusual dcor because they reflect the family's travels.

The tour will begin with refreshments at Quarters No. 6. For $5, tour goers will receive a map with the locations of the other homes on the tour.

"We want to get the community to come on post and see how we do things," Mrs. Fitzpatrick said.

Featured stops on the tour include the home of Col. Karen S. Adams, the garrison commander, and Sgt. Maj. Michael Terry, the regimental command sergeant major.

There also will be homes from the Oliver, Gordon, McNair and Maglin housing areas.

"They will see all of the floor plans" of the military housing, Mrs. Fitzpatrick said.

The tour will benefit the Officer Spouse Club, which offers scholarships to students and provides grants for nonprofit agencies in the Fort Gordon and Augusta communities.

Mrs. Fitzpatrick said she hopes people will "come out, bring friends and notebooks" to write down decorating ideas.

For information, call 651-8933.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Harvest Tour of Homes

WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14

WHERE: Fort Gordon, Quarters No. 6

COST: $5

PHONE: 651-8933