Lakewood Home Festival Has its Name in Lights

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Lakewood Early Childhood PTA announced this year’s theme for the 40th annual Lakewood Home Festival at the neighborhood Fourth of July parade, and y’all better get ready for your closeups because it’s “Lights, Camera, Lakewood!”

“Let’s go to the movies! Let’s go be the stars! We want everybody to party like the celebrities do,” said LECPTA Party Co-Chair Courtney Bock Mathews. “Guests should wear either costumes from their favorite movie, dress like a favorite Hollywood celebrity, or come in gala attire for a Hollywood premiere.”


The Lakewood Home Festival, which supports local neighborhood schools, kicks off Friday, Nov. 11, with the “Lights, Camera, Lakewood” auction party at the Belo Mansion, followed by the annual home tour on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The candlelight tour sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate will take place on Saturday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


You wouldn’t believe it, but last year’s “Friday Night Fever” auction party raised more than $187,000 for Lakewood Elementary School, J.L. Long Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School. The funds directly benefit students through the purchase of school materials, computers, and enrichment programs. Attended by thousands of patrons annually, the Lakewood Home Festival has raised millions of dollars for local schools since 1976.




Tickets will be available at select locations and on the Lakewood Home Festival website. Party tickets will be $125 in advance and $175 at the door, pending availability. The party ticket includes an “all-weekend pass” with access to the home tour and candlelight tour. A limited number of Press Pass VIP lounge party tickets will be $200 in advance and $250 at the door. Home tour tickets range in price from $15 to $30.

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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