Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels continues its decades-old tradition Saturday, Dec. 7, with the 23rd annual Holiday Home Tour and afterglow reception. Guests are invited to tour four beautiful Ypsilanti homes, each decorated for the holiday season ahead.
The homes on this year’s tour include:
The EMU University House, 790 N. Hewitt Rd.- Home of Dr. James Smith & Dr. Connie Ruhl-Smith
2136 Collegewood St. - Home of Jeffrey and Jennifer Goulet
1304 Kingwood St. - Home of Ray and MaryBeth Strassel
416 E. Cross St. - Home of Bill and Cyndi Shepard
Guests are free to tour the four featured homes between 4 and 7 p.m. before convening at the Michigan Firehouse Museum, 110 W. Cross St., for the post-tour reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Housed in a 1898 firehouse, the museum features a modern, multi-level exhibit area where guests can admire and explore an impressive collection of tools and attire. The museum will be decorated for the holiday season.
The reception will include food, drinks and live music by Eventjazz, with special guest Danbee Lee on vocals. A wine and spirit pull, dancing, pinball and opportunities to support and celebrate the Meals on Wheels mission will be offered throughout the evening.
Tickets can be purchased at the YMOW office, 1110 W. Cross St.; Nelson Amos Studio, 23 E. Cross St.; Haab’s, 18 W. Michigan Ave., or via the YMOW website, YMOW.org. All proceeds from the tour will help provide homebound residents of the Ypsilanti area with healthy meals and other services to help them live safely in their own homes.