River Bend NC To Host Special Tour of Waterfront Homes and Gardens

Including a memorial tour of Chick Wooten murals.

August 24, 2011 (New Bern, NC) — A special tour of five waterfront homes and gardens, along with a memorial tour of murals by the late North Carolina artist Chick Wooten, will be held in River Bend, NC, on Saturday, September 17, from noon to 4 p.m. during the “Homes on the Waters of River Bend Tour.”

The homes on the tour offer a variety of architectural styles at different locations along the waterways of River Bend, including the Trent River, Plantation Canal and Island Lake. Interior designs range from contemporary to traditional. One of the homes features artifacts from all over the world. And all five have waterfront views.

Homes on the tour can be visited any time and in any order during tour hours, and refreshments will be served. The featured homes are:

  • The Camille and Jim Hoffman residence at 104 Plantation Drive
  • The Catherine and Richard Ewan residence at 318 Plantation Drive
  • The Lynne and Phil Seymour residence at 250 Shoreline Drive
  • The Debbie and Al Alcoff residence at 114 Mariners Court
  • The Marci and Gerry Crawford residence at 103 Raft Road

Chick Wooten’s primitive murals are located throughout RHA Howell’s River Bend Center for the developmentally disabled at 140 Pirates Road, New Bern. The center will be open during tour hours. Wooten was known for his paintings of life in the Carolina countryside. The central themes of his work are family life, togetherness especially in tough times, and the importance of faith and community traditions.

Advance tickets to the tour are $10 and are available at The River Bend Market, the River Bend Country Club, Trent River Realty, and the RHA Howell River Bend Center. Tickets on the day of the tour are $12.

The River Bend Garden Club, The Epiphany School, the Girls Scouts Troops 279 & 1184, and the New Bern Woman’s Club are sponsoring the home and garden tour. All proceeds will be donated to the RHA Howell River Bend Center and the Rhems First Responders.

River Bend is a small community located near New Bern, NC. For more information on the September home and garden tour, contact: Samantha.annunziata@rhanet.org or call her at 252.638.6519.

For more information on RHA Howell, visit www.rhahowell.org.

About RHA Howell, Inc.:

RHA Howell is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been helping people with disabilities and special needs, and their families, make choices to live more independently for nearly 40 years. Integrity, high standards for quality, and hard work are at the core of every RHA Howell disability assistance program. Proven leaders in caring for people, RHA Howell, Inc. is a pioneering force in the field of human services, particularly supporting infants and children. For more information, go to www.rhahowell.org.