LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - In downtown Lafayette, residents got the chance to see the "usually" unseen.
More than 400 people participated in the self-guided "Unseen City Tour."
The tour was made up of 11 different sites. Some of the locations included historic homes, gardens and even a studio. The event is hosted by the Friends of Downtown and promotes enhancing the downtown Lafayette and West Lafayette area.
Chair Karen Mill said they are excited about Thursday night's turnout, as well as the feedback from visitors.
"A lot of people are saying today that they just really appreciate having somebody open up their house, that they are living in, and not just a museum and how they live in a an accommodation this big. It's hard to believe two people are living in a home this size, but that's what we are," said Mills.
Proceeds from the event go toward ongoing beautification projects throughout downtown. This year, the money will be used to help light up the courthouse. It's the 24th year for the tour.
It's been nearly a month since a tornado damaged Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School, giving faculty the task of helping students transition to their new surroundings.
Donations are being accepted to help around 300 seniors receive a holiday gift.
Donations are needed for Food Finders Food Bank to aim at matching a grant that would match funds up to $20,000.