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Bass Lake Home Tour This Saturday

BASS LAKE – Save the date, as the Bass Lake Lions Club and Bass Lake Realty invite the community to join in on the 9th annual Bass Lake Home Tour, to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA.

Several gracious families in the beautiful area have opened their homes for public viewing on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person (adults only) in advance or $25 per person the day of the event, and proceeds go to support the EMC SPCA. The price includes Hamburger Lunch in the Park prepared and served by the Bass Lake Lions Club from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Pines Village.

Bass Lake Home Tour 2014Bass Lake Realty offices and Cat’s Meow in Oakhurst are holding tickets for advance sale, or you can get them from Bass Lake Lions Club members. For more information call (559) 642-3600 or visit

The tour is self-guided and begins in the Pines Village outside the Bass Lake Realty Office.

Back by the request of those who missed seeing it in 2008 is The Tulip House, home of the late Jill Cooley, long time business owner and Bass Lake resident. Jill was a world traveler, an artist, designer, and eccentric, and all of these blended together in her refurbished Bass Lake cabin. Jill’s eye for patterns and textures, integrated with her passion for color and whimsy, led to the creation of the Tulip House.

Her treasure trove of some forty years of collecting pages from design magazines, her unique eye for detail in the mundane, and her years of visiting the world’s gorgeous churches, mosques, plazas, and museums allowed her, with the collaboration of other artisans, to create this charming home.

emcspca logoIn 2013, the Tour benefited the Oakhurst Library and Bass Lake School District/Yosemite Unified School District Band Program. For the 2012 year, proceeds went to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office “Operation Lost and Found,” and in 2011 the recipient was California Lions Camp.

The EMC SPCA was established in 1990 and is dedicated to ensuring humane treatment of all animals in Eastern Madera County. They endeavor to provide a safe and nurturing environment for unwanted, abandoned and mistreated pets until they can be placed into loving homes.

EMC SPCA online

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