16 Johnson County homes to be featured in remodeling industry tour

04/08/2014 10:00 AM

04/02/2014 12:20 PM

Remodeled homes tour

The Kansas City chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry will feature 23 area homes on its 17th annual tour on April 26-27. Sixteen of the homes are in Johnson County.

Tickets are $10 per person and part of the proceeds benefit The Children’s Place, which provides assistance to the youngest victims of child abuse, neglect and other trauma. Tickets may be purchased at any of the remodeled homes during the tour and are good for both days. Tickets can also be purchased online at



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