The Coral Gables Garden Club Tour, with the theme “Coral Gables the Miami Riviera,” had a huge attendance going through six homes. The theme of the tour featured the image cast by Coral Gables city founder George Merrick who originated it in the 1920s.
Each of the six homes visited were either on the Riviera Country Club Golf Course or one of the waterways that meander through Coral Gables. Many were built the first years of Coral Gables with two on Santa Maria built in 1925 and one on University Drive built in 1926.
Before the tour began many people attended a special brunch at the Riviera Country Club in connection with the tour. After the brunch the attendees, joined by others, toured the beautiful homes that had many fantastic Christmas decorations.
President Kay Murff welcomed everyone as did the tour chair Barbara Reese and her co-chair Marie Vacca. Other tour committees include tour hostess, Nancy Iliffe; tour brochure, Carol Berg; bake and plant sale chairs Gloria Zannis, Rea Zervas, Hilda Lawhorn, Liliana Porfiri and Jane Wilson. Other committee members were Alexis Ehrenhaft, Jane White, Charlotte Smiley, Teresa Zohn, Kay Lores, Blanche Brownell, Pat Clarke and Andrea Stringos.