For the past 43 years, the Lakewood Early Childhood Parent Teacher Association (LECPTA) has hosted the annual Lakewood Home Festival weekend. This beloved community-wide event has most recently featured a tour of six treasured Lakewood homes, as well as an in-person themed auction party. The Festival primarily raises funds for three local public schools: Lakewood Elementary School, J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School.
This unprecedented year presented its challenges due to COVID-19, and the LECPTA had to pivot in many ways to continue delivering on its commitment to raise funds for the Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern.
We are pleased to announce that this year, the 44th Annual Lakewood Home Festival will proceed as a street-view only event, supplemented with an informative guidebook with twice as many pictures as well as activity pages for the children. Additionally, the auction party will be going virtual. These major changes will ensure that our neighborhood’s long-standing tradition of generosity to our local schools is upheld – while keeping the community safe. Save the date for November 13-15, 2020!
The LECPTA is incredibly thankful for our sponsors, including the Home Festival Presenting Sponsor, Comerica Bank® and the Auction Party Sponsor, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. To find out about available sponsorships, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s Home Festival weekend kicks off with the “Lakewood Live” virtual auction party, sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, kicks off on Friday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m.
The event will bring the “Saturday Night Live” stage into guests’ living rooms with pre-recorded skits, special musical performances, and both live and silent auctions.
Guests are encouraged to don their SNL-inspired costumes, set the scene in their own homes, and prepare to party in place!
Get party ready by reserving special-order t-shirts for the whole family today. Kids t-shirts are perfect for Spirit Fridays! And for those seeking the VIP treatment, “Lakewood Live Party Packs” are available, to be picked up or delivered prior to the event. These limited edition party boxes are certain to sell out quickly! Purchase your t-shirts and Party Packs here.
After the auction party, explore this year’s homes from the comfort of your car, golf cart, bike, or own two feet! Plan to buy your guidebook in advance and make your way through Lakewood on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
You can start your street-view journey at any of the 6 homes. The festival homes are located throughout Lakewood.
Be sure to purchase your official 44th Annual Home Festival Guidebook! The guidebooks are available to pre-order here or purchase in person at Lakewood Elementary on Saturday, November 14th from 10am – 2pm. This year’s guidebook will have more pictures of the homes than ever, and lots of interactive activities for the kiddos.
Tickets to the virtual auction event are free of charge. However, in order to raise funds for the schools, we are asking partygoers to make a donation (at least equivalent to the cost of two tickets plus a babysitter) and then join us for a fantastic weekend! Donors will receive entry for an incredible raffle package. Click here to make your donation today.