CHARLES CITY – With seven stops to choose from on this year’s holiday home tour, attendees are being given an extra hour to enjoy this Charles City tradition on Sunday, December 9th.
The public now has from 12:30-4:30 p.m. to take in the festive and unique holiday décor of six different residences around town, as well as the Festival of Trees, during the 2018 “There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays Home Tour.” This is a change from the original 1-4 p.m. tour time.
Organized by the Design Committee of Community Revitalization, the holiday home tour will feature six local homes decorated in their own styles and traditions. Tour stops this year will include the homes of Jim and Sharon Kamoss at 107 Kelly St., Christopher Anthony at 602 D ST., Pat and Cindy Ohlerking at 1206 Clark St., Vicky Schroeder at 1 Sunset Place, Fran and Brenda Schmitt at 202 Pine Court, and Craig and Cindy Haberkorn at 106 Southview.
In addition, the tour will include the annual Festival of Trees hosted by Otto’s Oasis at 1313 Gilbert St. Check out the collection of very uniquely decorated trees by a variety of non-profit organizations around town and vote for your favorite(s) by leaving a donation in the kettles beneath the trees. All proceeds will go to benefit those respective organizations. There is no admission cost to the Festival of Trees, which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 9th, and refreshments will be available during the home tour.
Tickets for the holiday home tour are $10 in advance and available at the Community Revitalization office at 401 North Main St., as well as Otto’s Oasis and the Hy-Vee service counter. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at each of the featured stops for $15.
For more information, contact Community Revitalization at (641) 228-2335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Community Revitalization is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining downtown Charles City as part of a great place to live, work and play. Proceeds from the holiday home tour will go towards community beautification efforts.