Wed April 20, 2011
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Batavia House Walk Seeks Sponsors for the September 25 Event
The Annual Event, a Fundraiser for Batavia MainStreet also Announces that the Little Traveler will Create Unique Table Settings
Batavia, IL – April 20, 2011 – Attendees of the 2011 Batavia House Walk, sponsored by and benefitting Batavia MainStreet, will enjoy a new feature this year. Geneva’s Little Traveler will lend their talent to the walk by creating tablescapes for each of the five homes on this year’s House Walk, organizers announced today.
“We are thrilled that Little Traveler has offered to add this exciting new element to the 2011 House Walk,” says Jan Gibson, chairperson of the event. “The committee felt that with the iconic store’s expertise in design and wide array of stunning décor items, the best use of their talents and sponsorship would be in creating an exciting tablescape for each of the homes.”
According to Peggy Maness of the Little Traveler, the store’s design team plans to create “elaborate, layered tablescapes.”
“Our staff is proficient at demonstrating how to ‘think outside of the box’ with home décor by using color, pattern and textures in a unique way,” says Maness. “We are pleased to join Batavia House Walk and hope to show that the Little Traveler is a varied and up-to-date venue for home decorating in the Fox Valley.”
Batavia House Walk organizers also confirmed that five distinctive homes are finalized for the Sunday, September 25 event. Particularly intriguing is the historic house located at 717 N. Batavia Avenue, now home to the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary Convent.
As an important fundraiser for Batavia MainStreet, the group is seeking sponsors for the event. For the second year, the Kane County Chronicle has signed on as the presenting sponsor. Other sponsors to date (besides the Little Traveler) include Kluber Architects and Engineers, The Holmstad, Gibby’s Wine Den, Batavia Floral and Shady Hill Gardens. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Batavia MainStreet at 630-761-3528.
About Batavia MainStreet:
The Batavia MainStreet Program is one of 51 not-for-profit, community based organizations in the state of Illinois. The mission of the Batavia MainStreet is to enhance the identity of Batavia’s downtown area as the heart of the community. MainStreet members work through the four points: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion to improve the downtown district. MainStreet volunteers believe the revitalization of Downtown Batavia is essential to the community’s sense of pride, place and heritage for this and future generations.
About Batavia House Walk:
The date has been set for the 2011 Batavia House Walk, sponsored by Batavia MainStreet. This years’ event will take place on Sunday, September 25 from 11 am to 4 pm. Five distinctive Batavia homes and a tea for all House Walk visitors will highlight this years’ event. Downtown Batavia shops and restaurants will also be offering specials for House Walk participants. Advance tickets may be purchased online for $18 at www.downtownbatavia.com. If still available, tickets will cost $20 the day of. Over 300 tickets were sold to last year’s event, with approximately $9,000 raised for Batavia MainStreet to use in revitalization efforts.