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Exclusive 2018 BIA Parade of Homes Preview Party set for Aug. 30

COLUMBUS, OH – The largely popular Preview Party will kick off the BIA Parade of Homes once again this year. While enjoying an energetic atmosphere, guests will explore the Parade’s seven stunning homes well before they’re open to the public. The much-anticipated Parade of Homes Preview Party is set for Thursday, August 30 from 6-10 p.m., offering attendees a first look at the Parade homes in a festive evening party atmosphere.

Proceeds from the Preview Party benefit the BIA Foundation. Overseen by Foundation Executive Director Tracy Schiefferle, the BIA Foundation supports community efforts that strengthen home ownership and the local economy, including scholarships, workforce development and affordable housing. The BIA Foundation also partners with key community organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity. This year, the BIA Foundation is pleased to offer support for Habitat for Humanity of Delaware & Union Counties. 

The $75/person tickets are now available and include pre-opening entrance to the Parade, food, adult beverages, soft drinksand parking. Tickets can be purchased at

For the second year in a row, the BIA has partnered with L.A. Catering, offering attendees yet another incredible menu for the party’s progressive food and beverage stations. Adding to the philanthropy of Preview Party ticket sales and donations, L.A. Catering’s name was derived from the acronym for LifeCare Alliance, which benefits from its catering sales.

The 2018 Parade of Homes takes place Sept. 1-16 at Eversole Run in Jerome Village. The Parade offers an unlimited opportunity to see the latest trends in luxury home design, decor and building. Every year, some 40,000 guests are inspired by the Parade’s wildly creative design, décor and furnishings. In addition, the event offers the unique chance to talk one-on-one with the region’s premier builders and interior designers. 

This year’s Parade of Homes Builders include: 3 Pillar Homes, Manor Homes, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Memmer Homes, Bob Webb Homes, Romanelli & Hughes and Coppertree Homes.

The 2018 BIA Parade of Homes opens on Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 1 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 16 at Eversole Run in Jerome Village. Parade hours are Monday-Friday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and advance discount tickets are available online for $13. Children 12 and under are free and parking is $5 per car.The Parade is sponsored by AEP Ohio, America’s Floor Source, Bobby Layman GMC, EverDry Waterproofing, First Federal Lending, James Hardie Building Products and WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone. Additional information, including a complete event schedule, is available at


Images, media tours, interviews, additional information and promotional tickets available. Media Contact: Amy Weirick, M: (614) 296-8513, O: (614) 848-8380 or


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