2015-03-12 / Personalities

Spring Tour of Homes is subject of Woman’s Club meeting March 9

The upcoming Spring Tour of Homes to be held Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. was the main topic of discussion at the Woman’s Club meeting Monday, March 9, at the clubhouse.

This annual event is sponsored by the Woman’s Club and Kiwanis Club in conjunction of the Washington Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to the tour discussion, Judy Anderson, president, welcomed everyone. Bunny Gunby continued with the devotional, the Pledge to the Flag, and the blessing for the luncheon served amid festive decorations of yellow tablecloths, daffodils, and ivy coordinated by hostesses, Kathy Agan and Mrs. Gunby.

There is much excitement about this year’s event that will feature six outstanding older homes in the City of Washington.

Open for the tour will be Peacewood, the DeGolian home on the Tignall Road; Merry Oaks, home of Gail Boyd on North Alexander Avenue that will also display some of the tin painting artwork of folk artist Leonard Jones; home of Laura and David Toburen on South Alexander where a highlight will be a quilt display; home of Skeet Willingham and Virginia King on West Robert Toombs Avenue where visitors will see a special collection of antique pottery; home of Ellen Penna on South Alexander Avenue; and the yellow brick home, often known as the Ira Brown home, on East Robert Toombs Avenue which has been beautifully restored by Betsy and Charlie Wagner.

In addition to the homes, several churches, Washington Presbyterian, First United Methodist, Episcopal Church of the Mediator, and First Baptist will be open for touring.

Also, the Washington-Wilkes Historical Museum, the Robert Toombs House, and Callaway Plantation will be open and will be free of charge to tour ticket holders.

Tour headquarters will be located at the First Baptist Church on West Robert Toombs Avenue.

Other festivities will take place on Saturday in conjunction with the Tour. The Hit String Band, a band composed of dulcimers, fiddles, guitars, etc., under the direction of David Dunahoo of Lincolnton, will perform on the Square from 2-3 p.m. Antique cars, sponsored by the Memory Lane Cruisers Car Club, will be on display on The Square throughout the day. Kathryn Filipiak will be selling delicious baked goods and coffee early in the morning at The Retro on Spring Street. As always, the Washington Woman’s Club will host a delicious luncheon at a cost of $12 at the clubhouse on North Alexander Avenue.

Tickets are available at www.wwtourofhomes.com or one may call the Chamber of Commerce at 706-678-2013 for more information.

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