WSO Home Tour in its 43rd Year

By Susan Thompson 

Five Lake Panorama homes will be featured June 1 for the 43rd annual Women’s Service Organization (WSO) home tour. Tickets are $20, and include both the home tour and lunch at the Lake Panorama National Conference Center.

WSO was established in the fall of 1972 when women who had worked together to help pass a school bond issue decided they enjoyed working together, and could further benefit the community as a formal organization. 

This is the WSO’s major fundraiser. The group awards scholarships for Panorama Community Schools graduates. It also supports several local causes, including After Prom, 3C’s, Relay for Life, Feed the Kids Backpack program, Christmas decorations on the Panora square, local food pantries and other worthy projects.

The first tour group will leave the Lake Panorama National conference center at 9 a.m., with three additional groups leaving on the half-hour through 10:30 a.m. Each group tours three homes before returning to the LPN for lunch, followed by tours of the remaining two homes.

WSO members work for several weeks to organize and sell tickets for this annual home tour. Visits to the homes are made a week in advance to gather details for an information sheet that is given to each ticket holder.

To purchase tickets, contact Sue Merryman at 641-755-2968.