Wayne Home Tour celebrated its most successful tour ever. This “Windows on the Water” tour was the sixth in the series, started in 2007. With 65 volunteers on hand, the town welcomed tour goers to seven homes, and five event stops.

On Sept. 9, Wayne was abuzz as nearly 400 patrons from as far away as Texas, Montana, California, Utah and Florida, as they explored each of the seven water view homes, Wayne Community Church, Cary Memorial Library, and Sustain Wayne’s restoration project at the historic Masonic Hall. Another popular stop was the special feature at the Cary’s Williams House, where the successful second Traveling Brushes Art Exhibit/Sale had been organized by plein air watercolorist Jann Haynes Gilmore.

The pop-up boutique sales at the Androscoggin Yacht Club, ticket sales more than $8,000 and generous major sponsors Longfellow’s Greenhouses, Augusta Fuel Company, Homestead Realty/Pat Ladd, Kennebec Savings Bank, Anita & Tony Gotto, and Stephanie H. Haines, helped realize $20,000 to benefit the Cary Memorial Library and Wayne Community Church.

Co-chairwomen were Dee Richardson and Holly Stevenson.

This tour was dedicated to original Wayne Home Tours co-founder Ann Clement Fossett. She started the home tours with Richardson in 2007. Fossett passed away last year.