Brentwood Drive home Photo by Jeanine Michna Bales

Brentwood Drive home Photo by Jeanine Michna Bales

The 9th annual Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA Home Tour and auction is Saturday.

This marks a big change for the tour, which in years past has been held on a weekday. Sarah Branum and Kami Gantt, who helped promote and organize the tour, say they hope the change will make the affair, the club’s biggest fundraiser, more accessible to working moms and dads. (Also new: participants can now peruse auction items online). Houses on the LHAECPTA tour are selected based on recommendations from PTA members and other Lake Highlands residents, organizers say. This year’s tour de digs features a striking mix of old and new homes, says Julianne Cary, the event chairperson. Attendees have from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to hit all four homes, which are scattered about the White Rock Valley and Town Creek sections of Lake Highlands:

9440 Brentgate (featured)

9022 Meadowknoll

9210 Royalpine

9522 Timberleaf

All tour-related events are open to the public. An auction and luncheon at the Royal Oaks Country Club begins at 12:15 p.m. Auction points of interest include a trip to Disneyland and a Pat Green-autographed guitar. The club will also raffle off a custom-designed playhouse at 12:30 p.m. Buy home tour ($32) and raffle tickets ($5 or five for $20) and pick your auction items early at

All proceeds benefit the LHAECPTA, a nonprofit organization comprising more than 250 Lake Highlands families, and its parent-education, school and community improvement efforts, and activities for young children.