On May 7, McLean Woman’s Club President Virginia Sandahl announced that the proceeds of the club’s May 1 Kitchen and Garden Tour to benefit the Wounded Warrior Transitional Housing Project were $10,225. She presented a check for that amount to Rear Admiral (Ret.) Kathleen L. Martin, executive director of the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation, which supports the program. Ticket sales for the tour accounted for about two-thirds of the proceeds and donations for the remainder.
The tour focused on six homes and eight gardens in a neighborhood of large homes and lots in west McLean. It was believed to be the first tour of its kind in McLean, and it was also the first such fundraiser undertaken by the group. The club, which has a decades-long history in the community, has become known for its annual homes tours during the holiday season.