BOUNTIFUL — The Northern Wasatch Parade of Homes is celebrating its 20th anniversary by offering a bigger and better show than ever.
There will be 31 homes to tour at prices ranging from $265,000 to more than $1.5 million. The show runs from Friday, June 20-Sunday, July 6.
Prior to the show’s start a panel of industry judges will announce their choices for the 2nd Annual Best of the Wasatch Awards, which are being announced today, June 19.
The parade celebrates not only new homes but also the beauty of homes, and this event will give participants a chance to learn how to make your home more beautiful, said 2014 Parade chair Wade Henderson.
“People can come to the Parade, get ideas on how to make their homes better, then learn from our experts how to do it,” he said. “If you’d like to buy a home or find the builder to build your dream home you can do that, too.”
The Parade is partnering with Lowe’s Home Improvement Center to provide how-to-clinics to help you improve your home. Each Friday and Saturday afternoon you can learn how to tile your kitchen and bathroom, lay brick and stone patios, landscape and sprinkler your yard, paint the inside and outside of your home and more.
There are eight seminars being offered with easy-to-apply tips from local police and fire departments on how to keep your home safe from fire and crime, and how to save utility costs by making your home more energy efficient.
The Parade is also about community, Henderson said. Home 20, by Mainline Construction of Ogden, has been built for the Have A Heart Foundation, a 15-year joint venture between builders and the Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors to provide homes for families with special needs.
You can also adopt loving shelter pets from the Davis County Animal Shelter on Saturday, June 28 at Home 9, by Henry Walker Homes in Layton.
Visitors can also donate canned foods to the Utah Food Bank at 10 Parade homes around the area. That will help builders to assist in the feeding of hundreds of thousands of Utahns who miss at least one meal each day, Henderson said.
“We’re especially proud of our new relationship with the Utah Food Bank,” he said. “Builders build communities, and giving back to those in need is just as important as providing new homes.”
The Parade will officially kick off with newly-crowded Ms. Utah, Ogden’s Megan Retzko, sawing the ceremonial 2-by-4 at the six-home fixed site at 1216 W. 725 South in Layton.
For more information and to buy tickets, go to nwhba.org/parade.