Whitney Wallace to chair OctoberTour

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 16, 2012

SALISBURY — Whitney Virginia Wallace will serve as chairwoman for the 37th Annual OctoberTour of Historic Sites, when her family will unveil the restored Hambley-Wallace Home.
The Wallace family has undertaken an extensive renovation of the property at 508 S. Fulton St. and plans to open the home and grounds in its entirety for OctoberTour, Oct. 13 and 14. Whitney Wallace’s parents, Mona Lisa and Lee Wallace, purchased the Hambley-Wallace Home from her grandparents, Leo and Virginia Wallace, in 2010.
Whitney Wallace said in a press release she is excited and honored to lead OctoberTour for Historic Salisbury Foundation’s 40th anniversary year.
One of the oldest and largest fall house tours in the South, OctoberTour is the premiere fundraiser for Historic Salisbury Foundation. During the past 36 years, the tour has featured about 138 historic structures throughout the community.
Wallace’s goals for the tour and 40th anniversary year include fundraising activities to support historic preservation and a new initiative for the foundation.
She also hopes to incorporate more games and activities for children to create a family-friendly atmosphere. Wallace needs volunteers to fill positions on the tour and welcomes ideas from the public.
Wallace earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a law degree at Wake Forest University School of Law. She returned to Salisbury in 2008 to work as an associate at Wallace & Graham, where her primary focus is helping injured workers fight for the benefits they are entitled to under the N.C. Workers’ Compensation Act.
In 2011, she was elected to serve as the North Carolina representative “under 40” for the American Association for Justice’s Board of Governors. Whitney also serves on the Young Alumnae Board for Wake Forest University School of Law.
Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.