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Christmas Home Tour in Stone Mountain Saturday
by Christine Fonville
December 10, 2013 12:26 PM | 869 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Nelda Lunsford sits at her dining table that was decorated for the upcoming Stone Mountain Christmas Home Tour.
Staff / Katherine Frye / Nelda Lunsford sits at her dining table that was decorated for the upcoming Stone Mountain Christmas Home Tour.
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Stone Mountain residents can see their neighbors’ holiday decorated homes Saturday during the Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the Stone Mountain Woman’s Club.

A donation of $25 will include the self-guided tour of homes and a homemade lunch at the Stone Mountain Woman’s Club Clubhouse, 5513 E. Mountain St. in Stone Mountain.

Attendees will be able to walk through the homes and see lights, trees and other festive decorations.

Tickets can be purchased at the Old Post Office Emporium and ART Station in Stone Mountain, as well as through any club member.

On Saturday, tickets will be available at the clubhouse.

“It’s a drivable tour and we find that the benefit is people can start at any house they wish to and stay at each location as long as they like,” said fourth district president and tour organizer Elizabeth Wells.

The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Homes on the tour include a bungalow built in the 1920s and listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, a loft overlooking Main Street, a multi-generational house and a large, modern house.

Club member and homeowner Nelda Lunsford said she is excited to participate in the event for the first time.

“We chose to move here because we liked the spaciousness and open floor plan,” she said.

“We’ve decorated to emphasis all of the features we enjoy about our home.”

About 350 visitors participated in the tour last year.

Proceeds benefit various programs and charities the woman’s club is involved with year-round.

Wells said the holiday tour and the Yellow Daisy Festival are two of the club’s biggest fundraiser events.

“On a local level, we’re involved in a lot of different volunteering efforts and these events make that possible,” she said.

Wells said the club has about 90 members and started 85 years ago.

“The Christmas Home Tour has been going on for the past 20 years and people really seem to enjoy it,” she said.

Wells also emphasized the tour would commence regardless of the weather forecast for Saturday.

“It will happen whether it’s raining, shining or snowing,” she said.

Cost is $25 per person.

Information: email patsartain@aol.com.
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