The Tifton Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce plans for the annual Historic District Tour of Homes in conjunction with Tifton’s Hometown Holiday Celebration. As a long-standing Tifton event, homes located in and near the Historic District are open for the self-guided tour. Varieties in architectural styles and unique stories of the families who have inhabited these homes always draw a good crowd for the evening of the event.
This year, tour stops include the homes of Diane Lewis at 602 N. College Ave., Gina Cox at 512 W. 12th St., Myra Owens at 1415 Murray Ave. and a newly renovated apartment at The Avenue at 404 N. Tift Ave. In addition, the Museum of Arts and Heritage on Love Avenue will be open for touring as the Council of Garden Clubs features their annual Christmas tree collection, and the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church on Park Avenue will be decorated for the holidays with historical data and photos on display.
New to the tour will be a partnership with the Save Our Pets Foundation and the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter. At each home, volunteers will have dogs from the shelter that are available for adoption. Always a collaborative community effort, volunteers from the Tifton Junior Women’s Club will be at each home to provide history, stories and assist guests.
Tickets for the event will be available the week of the tour at Traditions, At Home on 12th, Advantage Realty, Annie’s Place and The Wine Loft. On the evening of the tour, tickets will be available at the Museum of Arts and Heritage. Many local merchants will offer extended evening hours, and the Wine Loft will be offering special wine tastings.
The tour takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Guests may start and spend as much time as they like at any tour location. Tickets are $10. Funds from the tour are used by the Tifton Heritage Foundation for various projects in Tifton’s Historic District. Most recent projects include the planting of hundreds of trees to help with the reforestation of Tifton’s town center and refurbishing of Ellis Park.
For more information about the Tour or Tifton Heritage Foundation, contact Julie Smith at 386-2727 or by e-mail at Julie@GetAdvantageRealty.com.