Tour of Homes tap Sunday

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Take a break from the shopping and stress of the season with the Lewisburg Rotary Club’s annual Christmas Tour of Homes, happening on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1 until 5 p.m.

This year features six stops, from fine old Victorians to contemporary classics, with plenty of inspiration in between.

A pair of this year’s locations offer two stops in one.

At 1442 Globe Rd., the berry bushes at Bee Sweet Berry Farm might be dormant for the winter, but there is still local honey available in the shop, along with another sweet surprise.

Up the winding drive from the farm is the 1991 ranch style home of the owners, Michael and Lee Ann DuVall.

Tucked among the trees, the open floor plan and covered deck offer majestic views of the surrounding countryside.

A different kind of fruit features in another stop at Pickers Creek Winery and the home of Phil and Lydia George at 1926 New Columbia Hwy.

The Craftsman style home features a view over the vineyard and fantastic outdoor living spaces.

Pickers Creek Winery is also extending their Christmas open house through Sunday, so that tour participants can taste and shop while they are there.

The newest home on this year’s tour is the Glenn and Janice Buckman home at 1275 Robin Hood Rd.

Built in 2017, the attention to detail in the home demonstrates their experience as the owners of Vision Homes and Shearin’s Complete Interiors.

The oldest home on the tour is the 1265 Old Farmington Rd. home place of Mack and Norma Bowden.

Part of the family for years, the 200 year old logs of the original house are still visible in the foyer.

Expanded over the years, the house features modern, open expansions and more great outdoor living spaces.

This year features two business stops, A Victorian Melody at 220 West Church St. and Venue 111, at 111 1st Ave. N.

A Victorian Melody is a florist and gift shop, housed in one of the finest Victorian homes in town.

Owners Melody and Michael Spence will share the history of the home, built in 1910, and designed to be the grandest home on Church Street.

Venue 111 is the most recent business to fill this spot on the square, once home, depending on your age, to Loyd’s Five and Dime or Alford’s Pharmacy.

Owner Jack Cathey will show off the historic space that he plans to offer as a venue for receptions, weddings, and pop-up events.

As always, the stops on this year’s tour can be visited in any order. Each location will be marked with a “Tour Home” sign.

Tickets are available from any Rotarian or at First Commerce Bank, First National Bank, First Tennessee Bank, Hairport, Marshall County Memorial Library’s Lewisburg branch, or Picker’s Creek Winery during regular business hours for $20. On the day of the tour, tickets are available at any stop for $25.

For questions or ticket orders, call 931-637-0545 or visit www.rotaryoflewisburg.org

No food, drink, smoking, taking of photos or videos, or baby strollers are permitted inside the tour homes.

Children under three years of age will be admitted free. An adult must accompany children under the age of 12.

Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities and organizations in 2020 through grants from the Lewisburg Rotary Club.

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