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House Tour Gives Students A Better Chance In Wilton

Tour the inside of this modern Wilton farmhouse, one of six unique Wilton homes being opened to the public Friday for the Opening Our Hearts and Homes For ABC house tour.
Tour the inside of this modern Wilton farmhouse, one of six unique Wilton homes being opened to the public Friday for the Opening Our Hearts and Homes For ABC house tour. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. — Six unique Wilton homes are opening their doors to the public Friday to raise funds for A Better Chance of Wilton, a program that allows academically talented students from inner-cities to attend Wilton High School.

The tour, Opening Our Hearts and Homes For ABC, begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m.

Homes on the tour include a recently constructed modern farmhouse, a historic Shaker home situated near a waterfall, a classic New England stone cape, a country estate with stunning water views and gardens, a colonial with a completely renovated kitchen and entertainment area, and a historic stone cottage.

Since its inception in 1963, A Better Chance has provided thousands of inner-city students the opportunity to attend some of the nation’s best private and public high schools at no cost.

The Wilton program houses up to 14 scholars in two gender-separate homes in town.

Ray Chambers, a 1999 graduate of the Wilton program who went on to attend Brown University and Harvard Business School, said the program changes lives.

“I am proud to be an alumnus of Wilton ABC and would like to thank all of the generous individuals who ensure its continued success.” 

The Wilton program is funded entirely by donations and fundraising events. The house tour will serve as this year’s primary fundraiser. 

Tickets for the tour are $60 and can be purchased at Open House, Signature Style and Wilton Hardware.  Tour tickets can be picked up at Wilton Congregational Church 70 Ridgefield Road, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information about the house tour, visit the ABC of Wilton website.

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