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Public invited to holiday tour of homes

Christina M. Currie

A dash of grace and a pinch of elegance is the recipe for holiday fun Saturday night when the Gracious Living Society sponsors the 10th annual Holiday Home Tour.

Five homes will be featured on the tour, giving residents the chance to explore and get ideas from the homes of others.

“People get to see different, traditional decorating styles and many get ideas for their own homes,” said Denise McDonald, member of the Gracious Living Society. “People won’t believe the homes they see.”

The tour will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at New Images, The Kitchen Shop and Imagemakers. With the tickets comes a map and a description of the homes on the tour. This year, the homes of Todd and Terri Jourgensen, 2977 PiCourt; Mark and Becky Gorham, 1519 Yampa Ave.; David and Barbara May, 2415 W. Third St.; Dr. Rhett and Kelly Rainey, 906 Ledford Court; and Bill and Susan Johnston, 633 Taylor St., will be featured.

Tickets will also be available at all of these homes during the tour. Participants may tour as many homes in any order they want and may travel at their own pace.

According to McDonald, the homes toured are chosen by members of the Gracious Living Society based on word-of-mouth.

The Gracious Living Society asks that no children under 12 attend.

The Holiday Home Tour is usually the only fund-raiser held by the Gracious Living Society and more than 100 people usually participate. Proceeds will be used for community beautification. The Gracious Living Society wants to be able to purchase a gazebo to place in one of the city parks, but the idea is in its preliminary stages.

The Gracious Living Society is a spin-off of the Questers, a national organization dealing with historic buildings and antiques. Members of the Questers in the Craig branch found the organization too structured and decided this year to break away and form their own club. The goal of the Gracious Living Society in Craig is to promote and beautify the town and promote historic preservation. Those involved are working to increase their membership of eight to help the club develop and grow. Anyone interested in becoming a member may call Amy Bower at 824-2973.

The group is considering holding a gardening tour and tea as a fund-raiser in the spring.