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Winter Wonderwalk

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Woodlands Academy’s
Winter Wonderwalk Set for December 5


Magnificent Lake Forest residences decorated in holiday finery will welcome Winter Wonderwalk guests of Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart on December 5.

Once again Winter Wonderwalkers will savor the craftsmanship of artisans and the exquisite amenities and details of true residential artistry.  Christmas decorations dazzle as they adorn the masterful proportions of these homes, which are among the most historically and architecturally significant properties in the Lake Forest community.


Mark your calendars for December 5, 2012 when Winter Wonderwalk again presents four superb residences: The Schweppe Estate, a 27-room Classic English Renaissance home built in 1916 and designed by Frederick Wainwright Perkins; a stately Georgian built in 1946 and designed by Boyd Hill; a gracious red brick Georgian constructed in ca. 1892 and designed by Henry Ives Cobb; and a Country French style home designed by the Martin Design Group and built in 1995.  Knowledgeable docents in each home point out architectural details and decorative features.   

Admission is $60 per person, which includes admission to the Sip and Shop Cocktail Party, the Home Tours, and the Boutique. 

The Holiday Boutique on Woodlands’ campus opens on Tuesday, December 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and reopens Tuesday night for the Sip and Shop Cocktail Party from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  Admission is $10 at the door.  The Boutique opens again at 9:00 am Wednesday, December 5, allowing shoppers plenty of time to browse the wide variety of unique gifts and decorative items offered by over 40 select vendors. The Boutique closes at 3:00 pm on December 5. 


Housewalk Tours begin at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 5 and run through 3:00 pm.  Ticket pick up for the Housewalk Tours runs from 1:00 until 8:00 pm on
Tuesday, December 4 and begins at 9:00 am on December 5 at Woodlands Academy.

Winter Wonderwalk 2012 Co-Chairs are Mary Oelerich of Chicago and Jeanmarie Olson of Evanston.  Boutique Chairs are Angela Alvarez and Andrea Perino, both of Lake Forest. The Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Mothers Club sponsors this annual event to benefit the school’s scholarship fund. For more information, please contact Tami Rocha, Event Coordinator, at 847 234 4300 x 226, or visit the school’s website at woodlandsacademy.org.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, a leader in the education of young women since 1858, is an independent, Catholic college preparatory school offering day and boarding programs for girls in grades 9-12. Woodlands is a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, and is
accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  For more information about Woodlands Academy, call 847-234-4300.

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