Tifton Gazette

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November 25, 2010

Tour of Homes coming up

Annual Christmas event to be held Dec. 2

TIFTON — The Tifton Heritage Foundation’s annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes will once again kick off Tifton’s Hometown Holidays Celebration at 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2.

Four homes will be featured, along with the option to take a horse-drawn carriage ride from Three Graces at the Lankford Manor to view the homes.  Tickets for the tour are $15 and are sold at Three Graces, 401 Love Ave.;  Between Friends and Giggles Restaurant, 219 Main St.; Kate Hill Cottage, 122 Second St.;  and The Floor Shoppe – Glynn Hendricks Interiors, 1010 Love Ave. The night of the event they may be purchased at City Council Chambers in City Hall at the Myon Hotel, 130 E. First St.

Three Graces at the Lankford Manor will be offering a “Come as You Are” leisurely dinner followed by a horse-drawn carriage ride to the homes on the tour. Tickets for either or both of these options must be purchased in advance by calling or visiting the Three Graces Manor, 402 N. Love Ave., (229) 238-2534. Dinner & Carriage ride is $30, Carriage Ride only is $10, plus the $15 Tour of Homes ticket.

Last year’s tour proceeds were used for a joint venture with the City of Tifton to plant hundreds of new trees within the Historic District. Support of this tour will generate generations to come through the planting of these trees.    

The homes on the tour include the home of Mary Guill, 612 W. 10th St.; the home of Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Kathy Moreno, 216 W. 10th St.; the former home of Robert and Evelyn Eve., 802 N. Ridge Ave.; and the downtown apartment home of Wesley Roger Thornhill, 211 S. Main St. Apt. A (Love Avenue at First Street).  The Hall of Trees will also be open the night of the tour in City Council Chambers at the Myon Hotel, 130 E. First St. Tour-goers may begin the tour at any home of their choice.

For more information about the Tifton Heritage Foundation, please contact THF President Darlene Pilcher, 386-8392, or e-mail tiftonhf@gmail.com. 

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