Published on November 17, 2015 by Mary Wimberley  
Legacy League Christmas

Samford University’s Legacy League will host its fifth annual Christmas Home Tour Thursday, Dec. 10.

The popular holiday event will showcase five homes in Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills, Alabama, ranging in style from traditional to contemporary. Proceeds will help provide life-changing scholarships for students with significant financial need.

Featured homes are those of Tricia and Mark Drew, 4105 Kennesaw Drive; Dimity and Alex Leath, 4405 Old Brook Run; Lynn and Duane Randleman, 2717 Old Trace;  Shannon and Richard Riley, 3505 Brookwood Road; and Jeanna and Andy Westmoreland, 1994 Shades Crest Road.

The final home is the residence of Legacy League Executive Director Jeanna Westmoreland and Samford President Andy Westmoreland. At that stop, visitors may shop at a holiday gift market and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. The gift market, sponsored by Event Rentals Unlimited, will include a selection of jewelry, art, children’s items, clothing, food, accessories, home items and more.

The homes include styles representative of the English Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, New England architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright influences and other distinctive design elements.  All will be decked out in festive holiday splendor.

Guests may drive to and park at each home. Maps will be available at each location.

Homes will be open 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and again 4–8 p.m. Tickets are $25 through Dec. 8 or $30 at the door during tour hours. Details are also available at 205-726-2247.

According to Legacy League President Kathryn Woodruff, league members are excited about this year’s tour, especially after last year’s record-setting event.  “Not only are this year’s homes really extraordinary, but the first-ever holiday gift market with a dozen vendors will offer all kinds of things,” Woodruff said.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.