Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

By Chatter Box, The Decatur Daily It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... Or it soon will be. The Historic Decatur Christmas Tour committee met recently for the 2011 tour planning party at Albany Bistro on Grant Street. Those attending included tour sponsors, home and site owners, committee members and neighborhood volunteers. Attendees were Jake Reed, Squee Bailey, Diane Scanland, Gloria Arthur, Sheila Motley, Suzanne Woller, Janet South, Tony Shubert, Jack Thomas, John and Carlyn Deeds, Dave Armistead, John Sisco, Tommy and Bonnie Black, Scott and Susie Schoel, Tolly and Barrett Shelton, Gay and Mark Maloney, Lynn and Ken Schuppert and Julia and Nick Roth. And to have a Christmas Tour of historical homes and sites around the district, you have to have home owners and businesses willing to let you tour their properties. Enjoying the kickoff party were site owners Sharon Faison of the Barrett-Faison House, Berval and Sandi Bennett of the McEntire-Bennett House, Carolyn Mills of the Girl Scout Little House and Trish Brown of First Presbyterian Church. Other neighborhood volunteers and committee members attending were Tim and Libby Britt, Margret Ann Templeton, Joel Weinbaum, Nell Standridge, Andy and Barbara Kelly, Larry and Martha Freeman, Nancy Greenleaf, June Odom, Kathy Taylor, Pat and Sally Smartt, Frank and Carolyn Price and Carol Chenault. The Historic Decatur Christmas Tour will be Dec. 10 from 3-8 p.m. Be sure to mark the date on your calendars and purchase your tickets. For more information, contact the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 256-350-2028.

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