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McLean Kitchen & Garden Tour to Benefit Wounded Warriors

The Woman’s Club of McLean will mount the community’s first Kitchen and Garden Tour next month to raise funds for wounded warriors. The hours of the tour, scheduled for May 1 with a rain date of May 2, will be 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Set in Countryside Estates in west McLean, the event will focus on the kitchens and gardens of six large homes situated on one-acre lots. Visitors can walk from house to house, as indicated in the tour booklet, which will also serve as a ticket. After entering each home, visitors will pass through the kitchen before going out into the garden area. The homeowners, as well as Woman’s Club hostesses, will be on hand as guides.

Tickets for the Kitchen and Garden Tour will be $25 if purchased before the day of the tour and $30 if purchased on the tour day. Tickets are for sale at three local businesses (Flowers and Plants, Etc., Karin’s Florist of Vienna, and Great Dogs of Great Falls) in addition to Vinson Hall Retirement Community. On the day of the tour, tickets will also be available at the tour houses.

All proceeds of the tour will go to the Wounded Warrior Transitional Housing Project at McLean’s Vinson Hall Retirement Community. The project is supported by the Navy-Marine-Coast-Guard Residence Foundation and is designed to provide young wounded veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars with the special living conditions their situation requires.

For more information, call 703-556-0197 or email