Candlelight Tour of Homes is Dec. 4

Candlelight Tour of Homes is Dec. 4 On Dec. 4, the Clay County Historical Society will present its annual Candlelight Tour of Homes. The community is cordially invited to begin the Christmas season by viewing a variety of homes ranging from a grand Victorian to a cozy cottage. Featured homes on the 1998 Candlelight Tour are those of USD President Jim and Collette Abbott, Robert and Gloria Barnes, Jeri and Ellen Engelking, Dan and Sheryl Hensley, Jeanne Peterson and Scott and Rhonda Wedel.

Tickets for the event may be purchased at Deb's Hallmark, Nook 'n Cranny and Vermillion Beauty Shop.

Tour hours are 6-9 p.m. with refreshments available all evening at the Austin Whittemore House at 15 Austin St.

The theme for the tour this year is "A Christmas for Children of All Ages." A special

exhibit featuring antique children's glassware will be presented at the Austin Whittemore House. Pharyce and Art Eslick of Dakota City, NE, have spent more than 20 years collecting these items and have generously agreed to share them with us.

Proceeds from the event benefit the projects of the Clay County Historical Society and help maintain the Austin Whittemore House.

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