FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2018 19 HONESTY. INTEGRITY. FAIR PRICES. Low & Low Limited - CANADIAN INDEPENDENT - FUNERAL DIRECTORS SINCE 1860 Proudly Serving Port Perry, Uxbridge and Surrounding Area PORT PERRY CHAPEL 1763 Reach St., Port Perry 905.985.7331 UXBRIDGE CHAPEL 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge 905.852.3073 On a crisp, bright, sunny Saturday September 22nd in Port Perry 423 patrons, over 100 amazing volunteers and eight venues came together for the 10th annual Port Perry House Tour. The annual event raises money for five valuable charities here in North Durham. Big Brothers Big Sisters North Durham, North House, Community Care Scugog, Joanne’s House and YWCAsecond stage centre for Women. This year’s 10th anniversary tour included six lovely homes of varying architectural style, age and size, a beau- tiful garden full of whimsical touches and the Port Perry United Church with its doors wide open for all to visit and enjoy a slide show displaying the charitable congregation’s history. Organist Joan Bretney wowed the crowds by play- ing the organ. The warm smell of scones, jam and coffee from the “cafe” in the auditorium was an absolute treat, all included with the ticket price. Homemade jams were available for purchase and quickly sold out. Many enjoyed a super fun photo booth. The Community Outreach Committee of Port Perry United Church will be proud to give a substantial dollar amount to each one of the five charities with the money raised from the tour tickets, jams, a lasagna dinner held last winter, as well donations from local business spon- sors and residents in the community. Events such as this owe a huge thank you to our local media, who helps get the word out. The Focus on Scugog plays a big role and we are so thankful for your monthly publications support. Please stay in touch with us at www.portperryhouse- Shelley Bertrim, special to Focus on Scugog. 10th annual Port Perry House Tour a wonderful success