By Kathy L. Collins

HomeTourlife writers lou ann watson students 008The 22nd Annual GFWC Brandon Service League Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will offer a bright tour of homes decorated for the holidays. This year’s tour will showcase unique decorating ideas at the Johnson home in Dover along with two exciting new model homes in Brooker Reserve and FishHawk Preserve. The model homes are presented by David Weekly Homes.

“The Brandon Service League has continued this proud tradition for over 20 years and that is a true testament to our wonderful community. Year after year homeowners, businesses and individuals step up to help us create a great event and it is only possible with their support,” said Bradlee Swanson, chair of the 2014 Holiday Home Tour.

Ticket holders will have the opportunity to shop at the Brandon Service League’s gourmet booth for home baked treats, enjoy refreshments and browse the “Ghosts of Christmas Past” display where previously owned holiday decor will be available for purchase.

“Part of what makes our tour unique is the tradition itself. We have some guests who have attended our tour for years and view it as a kick-off to the holiday season. Because all of the proceeds from the tour are donated back to the Brandon community, the tour truly captures the giving spirit,” said Swanson.

Tickets to the Holiday Home Tour are $20 and are available on first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets can be purchased at the Green Boutique, 1031 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico; The Law Offices of B. Lee Elam, 101 E. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon; The Loft Hair Lounge, 709 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon; Julie’s Walk-in-Closet, 720 W. Robertson St. in Brandon; and Greg’s Hallmark, 863 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico

The Brandon Service League is a proud member of the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) and has served the Brandon area for more than 50 years. The Brandon Service League was named Non-Profit of the Year for 2013.

For more information on the Brandon Service League and to get tickets to the 22nd Annual Holiday Home Tour, contact Swanson at

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