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The Dana Point Society Home Tour on Sunday, October 2 was the largest in the event’s 11-year history said President Carlos N. Olvera.

The Tour included 11 stops, saw more than 500 event goers in attendance and utilized the assistance of over 150 volunteers.

The car show, a new addition to the Tour, featured 32 classic autos and, according to Olvera, was such a popular component of this year’s event that it will now become a permanent part of the program.

Proceeds from the day’s event topped $17,000. The money is earmarked to be uses for acquisition of Dana Point historical memorabilia and the Historical Society’s archive digitization project.

Sponsorship was also up for the year, eclipsing last year’s sponsor lineup significantly.

“This year’s Home Tour was a huge success. Attendance was up from previous years and the visitors came at a steady stream—many from outside of the local area, said Olvera. “The car show was obviously a hit too while wives looked at the homes and the men looked at the cars. The favorite comment there was ‘I used to have one of those.’ There were many comments about the tour, but one that seemed to prevail was about the our use of golf carts instead of busses. The carts provided a unique way for visitors to mingle and people really seemed to enjoy them.”

This event also celebrated the 175th anniversary of Richard Henry Dana’s visit to the California coast.

To find out more about the Dana Point Historical Society, log on to their website at www.danapointhistorical.org.

Log on to www.danapointtimes.com to see a slide show of the day’s happenings.

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