Woman’s Club raises money for WKU scholarships

Melissa Hardesty

The Bowling Green Woman’s Club annual Christmas Home Tour will return for its 17th year of Christmas cheer on Dec. 11.

Seven local homes and businesses are participating in the tour this year, according to a news release from the club. Each location on the tour will feature both indoor and outdoor holiday decorations.

“It’s really up to individual home owners whether they want to focus more on the inside or the outside,” said Lynn Hulsey, one of the tour’s organizers. “Some people have music playing. Last year, one lady had her son playing piano during the tour. It was very lovely.”

The Woman’s Club hosts the tour as a way to raise money for four $1,000 scholarships given yearly to WKU students.

“The tour is our big moneymaker,” said Cathy Adams, the club’s International chairman.

Adams has been a member of the Woman’s Club for two years but has taken the home tour for the past five years. She said the tour is what originally drew her to the club and eventually led her to join.

The club is a civic organization made up of local women who are interested in volunteering and community awareness.

The tour is one of many ways that members can get involved in the club and in the community. Adams said the club also encourages women of any age, including WKU students, interested in volunteering to “roll your sleeves up” and come to a meeting.

Many members of the Woman’s Club have ties to WKU, including Hulsey, member of the class of 1984.

“The tour is pretty important to us,” Hulsey said. “That’s the reason we do this — to give scholarships to Western students.”

Hulsey said planning for the tour began in June. The group has been working to secure houses and put together a booklet, which will be handed out with each ticket purchase. Booklets feature a map of the tour route and a photo and paragraph with background information about each home

Tickets are $10 when purchased in advance at participating locations and $12 on the day of the tour at the first house.

To purchase tickets, contact Cathy Adams at Manelines Hair Salon at 270-991-0107 or 270-782-6550, Monticello Bank, or Werner Lowe at 270-796-2683.