TOPEKA -- It's an ERC preview, times two!
Topeka's ERC Designer Showhomes Tour is underway with its Bare Bones Preview. This year, for the first time, there are two homes, one old, one new that people can preview. The 30th annual event features a College Hill area Victorian house at 1621 SW Boswell, which will be renovated into an ecumenical ministry center for the United Methodist Church. Hours to tour the home on Boswell are 10 until 5 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
A house under construction at 5029 NW Derby Drive in North Topeka will highlight green building techniques. It can only be viewed Saturday from 10 until 5pm. The Bare Bones Preview begins with a Chili Supper tonight at 17th and College. That begins at 5:30 Friday evening. (Ralph Hipp will be serving at 7:00!) The preview continues through Sunday. Money raised this weekend benefits ERC and its child care referral and development programs.