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Tour of Homes set to help local charity

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LAWTON, Okla_It's the annual Tour of Homes this weekend and the centerpiece is the project home in the Enclave Addition off of 38th Street.

The house is fully furnished with top of the line appliances and decorated to the nines. Admission to see the dream house is $5 while all other homes on the tour are free of charge. All proceeds raised will benefit Lawton's Food for Kids program.

The home is exquisite. For just five dollars you can take a look around this house fit for a king, but maybe the best part is the cause you're giving back to.

It's called Food for Kids and for 34 children at Ridgecrest Elementary backpacks filled with nutritional snacks are literally life changing according to Principal Dr. Jamie Polk.

"I've noticed and kind of been around just long enough to know that the difference between one kid and another is the refrigerator. When you get home and you open the refrigerator what's available to you. And so, kids don't realize a snack is extra and so what we're doing is kind of filling that void."

For just $200 per backpack per year it's not just keeping their bellies full. It's keeping them coming to school week after week.

"I've found that it made a significant difference with students and attendance. They definitely would come on Friday to insure they got their backpack"

Now an active program at every elementary school in Lawton, the volunteers with Food for Kids are making sure no child knows the meaning of chronic hunger.

"It's always good to help throughout our nation and internationally but we can do this right here in our own backyard. We have kids who need us."

It's $5 well spent in every regard.  See a gorgeous house and help Lawton's smallest citizens at the same time.

Admission to all homes on the tour other than the project home is free of charge. The event will run from 1 to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Donations will be accepted at the door. Donations for Lawton's Food for Kids can be made at the Lawton Food Bank.

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