Paintings by John Feighner’s mother, Marilyn Osborn Feighner, hang in the stairway of the John and Margy Feighner home, including a portrait of her at the age of 13-14. The first home tour hosted by the WPOA in a number of years was a sold out event and deemed a success. There were 402 participants traveling to five homes on the north shore of Lake Wawasee in 51 boats. Each participant received a gift bag with a special wristband, notepad, pen, a booklet describing each home, a boxed lunch and several local magazines. Each of the homes had unique features, but each one was decorated in a fashion of what could be considered a lake cottage theme. Original, or replica, board and batten paneling, hardwood floors, cast iron sinks and many other features could be seen in each of the homes. Everyone walked away from each home in awe of the decor and history each home provided, and every guest had his/her favorite home. The following is a bit of history and information on the homes: Mike and Carla Leppert’s home at Pier 7, was originally owned and built by William Noll, Fort Wayne. The large boat house, built in 1922, was a common location for entertaining by the owner. The Leppert’s acquired the property in 1998 after it had been gutted and left vacant for 18 years. The Lepperts brought it back to life with original elements such as the hardwood floors board and batten paneling, stair rails which were replicated on the staircase to the garage apartment, cast iron bedroom sinks, milk glass door knobs, living room fire place and lakeside light posts and stair railing.