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Few tickets remain for China Grove Homes Tour

CHINA GROVE — Available tickets are slim with China Grove’s Tour of Homes only a few days away.

tour, run by the Historical Society of South Rowan, is Saturday. The Historical Society started with tickets for two busloads of tour-goers, but now only five tickets remain, said society member Judy Haire. Tickets are $30 per person.

The feature home for this year’s tour is owned by Historical Society Chairwoman Barbara Doby, who moved into the house in the early ’70s. Doby and her late husband, Charles, rented the house for one year and, after selling their previous home, purchased the Main Street house for $9,000.

Other houses on the tour are located on Miller Road, in Miller’s Grove and in Castlebrooke Farms.

Amy and Michael Huffman live in the Miller Road house with their children. The house has four bedrooms. Each child’s bedroom will have a Christmas tree decorated specifically to each child’s interest. The main tree, in the house’s living room, will be 12 feet tall.

Margaret Blythe lives in the Miller’s Grove house, which she recently moved into. Blythe’s Christmas tree will be decorated with ornaments collected over the years from her travels and ornaments made by her children. Blythe will also display her collection of snowmen.

Amber and Jonathan Smith live in the Castlebrooke Farms house, which is two stories tall. It’s their first Christmas in the new house. In addition to a traditional tree in their living room, Amber and Jonathan will display a treasured nativity set, previously displayed in both Amber’s parents’ and grandparents’ houses.

Touring homes isn’t the only activity on the agenda for the tour of homes; China Grove clothing store Embellish Boutique will provide dinner through caterer Debbie Suggs.

The tour is split into two groups. The first tour starts at 3:30 at the China Grove Roller Mill and leaves to tour two houses at 4 p.m. The first group will return to the mill around 5:30 p..m. and wrap up the final two houses by 8 p.m. The second tour follows a similar schedule and starts at 6 p.m.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call Judy Haire at 704-425-5323.

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