HANCOCK--The public is invited to view some of the loveliest homes and gardens in Hancock from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Sponsored by the Hancock Beautification Group, Home and Garden Tour 2019 includes five sites, each designed in a unique style. “This is an opportunity for gardening buffs to visit some wonderful properties that are rarely open to the public,” said Cindy Figures, event organizer. “It’s also a chance for us to showcase some of Hancock’s beautiful neighborhoods.” Among the highlights is a hillside home with terraced gardens and a million dollar view. Refreshments will be served throughout the event, and participants have a chance to win gift baskets, which will be on display at each site. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the Hancock City Hall the day of tour beginning at 11:45 a.m. They may be purchased in advance at 5th & Elm in Houghton, the Hancock Community Arts Center and NorthWind Books at Finlandia University. All funds raised will be used to support Hancock beautification projects. For more information, contact Figures at email@example.com.