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November 25, 2012

Holiday houses

Highlands Museum’s Tour of Homes to be next weekend

ASHLAND — Six houses will be decked out in all their holiday glory next weekend as they are featured on the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center’s Tour of Homes.

The event will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Bus rides will be available at Community Presbyterian Church in Bellefonte, where refreshments will be served to those waiting for a bus.

More adventurous types will just pick up a brochure and a map and are free to find their own way from one house to the next.

Houses on the tour are:

‰Dr. Roland and Becky Benton,

413 Country Club Drive.

‰Dave and Mary Legenza,

502 Amanda Furnace Circle.

‰Kevin and Mary Jo Halter,

207 Princess Drive.

‰Dr. Stacy Caudill,

310 Buena Vista Drive.

‰Ed and Cindy Neely,

No. 3 Kenton Furnace.

‰John Wilsheimer and Mike Ripple,

117 Stoneybrooke Drive.

Ann Wiseman, organizer of the tour, said in planning the tour, she aimed to keep the houses on the tour in a central area. These houses are in Bellefonte.

“For the last year or two, the houses have been spread out more and it’s harder getting the buses,” she said. “It makes for a lot of traveling time so we’re trying to keep hem in a small area.”

She said those who wish to drive themselves instead of taking the bus might find parking difficult and the walk from parking to the house lengthy.

However, the yard of each house on the tour will contain a gingerbread man cut-out to help visitors know they have the right house.

The tour has attracted as many as 1,000, Wiseman said, with visitors coming from Huntington, Louisa and Lexington.

Those who purchase tickets also get admission to the museum to view the gingerbread house display.

 

Highlands Museum and Discovery Center’s Tour of Homes will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2, beginning at Community Presbyterian Church in Bellefonte. Tickets, available at the museum and from members of Ladies of the Highlands, are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour, at which time they will be available at the museum and at the homes on the tour.

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