Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour – hundreds of visitors enjoy this annual tour, getting a peak into adaptive reuse as well as innovative new construction, of stately mansions, quaint cottages, and lush gardens.
PLEASE NOTE: After careful consideration and many prayers it has been decided that the 2021 Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour is cancelled. It would not be responsible to ask home and garden owners to host visitors during the ongoing pandemic. In addition, the number of volunteers needed for a successful event would be impacted. We hope to welcome everyone back for the Tour in 2022.
The Annual Tour, sponsored by Trinity to raise funds to maintain its historic buildings, is held on on the first weekend in May. The Tour weekend also features a Friday Evensong service, a silent auction of trips and treasures, and a delicious luncheon prepared and served by the Episcopal Church Women. Proceeds from the tour are used to maintain Trinity’s historic buildings.
Penny’s Worth – a popular shopping destination for local residents as well as seasonal visitors, providing gently used clothing, household goods, and books at affordable prices. Operated by volunteers, who sort and price donated items, the thrift shop revenues provide operating income for the Church, as well as donations to charitable organizations in the community.
PLEASE NOTE: Penny's Worth has re-opened and will be open to shoppers10 am - 3 pm on Tuesdays & Saturdays. Social distancing, masks, and maximum of six shoppers at a time required.
Open Doors – Trinity provides space in its buildings for community-wide meetings and events, including AA, Al-Anon, Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, Bridge, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, Alzheimer’s Care, Weddings, and the Ilse Newell Concert Series of choral and instrumental music ranging from classical to jazz.
Open Hearts – Trinity and its members raise funds and offer volunteer time in support of community services for children and families, including Bring Me a Book Franklin, Cat Allies, Franklin’s Promise, 4-H Camp, Matchbox Summer Youth Program, Boy Scouts, Franklin County students, Early Start, Food Bank, and Christmas gifts for families in need.