FULSHEAR (Covering Katy News) – Houston’s Largest Home Tour is going to be “paw-some” this year in Cross Creek Ranch because it includes the Mutt Strut.
The home tour at Cross Creek Ranch is happening daily in April and the highlight comes on Saturday, April 13 when the public is invited to take part in the Mutt Strut. The tail-wagging event promises plenty of canine fun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a peanut butter-eating contest (with prizes), costume contest (also with prizes), Houston Disc Dogs performances and a “wag bag” for the first 100 prompt pups.
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Dogs and their owners can participate in a mutt strut, a half-mile walk around Cross Creek Ranch’s amenity hub Adventure Island. The event is free, but a voluntary $10 donation goes to Fort Bend PAWS. If you choose to donate you will be given a chance to win a year’s worth of mobile dog grooming for every $10 donation you give.
Dogs and their owners wanting exercise can participate in a charity walk, with proceeds benefiting the Fort Bend Animal Shelter and Fort Bend PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving).
Admission to the Mutt Strut is free, but a donation of $10 to Fort Bend PAWS or an item to the Fort Bend Animal Shelter is requested.
That won’t be the only reason to head to Cross Creek Ranch this April. Italian Maid Café is hosting its popular Music on the Patio series each Friday from 6-8 p.m. Guests can enjoy offerings from the spring menu as well as long-standing favorites while they relax to tunes by guitarist Rodrigo Gamboa on April 5, folk singer Mitch Marcoulier on April 12, indie artist Roger Tienken on April 19 and pop musician Alejandro Miramontes on April 26.
While in the community, look for picturesque plantings of towering metal wildflowers, offering a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity for this year’s obligatory wildflower selfie. A giant metal butterfly also will be installed.
And don’t forget to stop by the 22 model homes featured on the tour. Not only are they filled with inspiring home design, but Cross Creek Ranch builders are offering generous incentives this April for those ready to make the move to CCR.
Dozens of move-in ready homes also will be open for touring. Hours for Houston’s Largest Home Tour are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.