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The Elegant Lady of High Street

Historic George House Port Elgin

For eleven days leading up to the Christmas Home Tour 2009, the Saugeen Times has introduced the event by featuring one of the feature homes each day.

Tonight, Friday November 20, was the first viewing and, if the crowds were any indication, the fundraising event is an unqualified success.

The Tour began at 6:00 p.m. and, at each house, a line-up was waiting to get in and no wonder ... these homes are decorated 'beyond the pale'. From understated elegance to Victorian opulence, the homes have been exquisitely decorated both professionally or independently by the homeowner, or both.

This is a tour that should not be missed ... whether looking for creative Christmas decorating ideas or simply to take in the Christmas spirit.

Saturday runs from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and tickets are still available for $20 at the following merchants:

Mills Home Hardware-Tara
Joannie's Fashions-Paisley
Nicholson Design-Owen Sound
Denomy's TV and Appliance-Chesley
Cathy's Flowers 'n' Treasures-Port Elgin
Bayberry's of High St-Southampton
Becker Shoes-Port Elgin
Square Deal Neil's TV & Appliance Centre-Southampton

The proceeds from the tour will go toward the Regional Integrated-Accessible Playground to built at Jubilee Park in Southampton, the "Let's Play Campaign" and the Tara Curling Club. The Tour is this Friday and Saturday (|Nov. 20th & 21st) ... Friday 6 - 9 and all day Saturday


Spacious and Beautiful


Home &  Garden # 12 on the  Tour -- Knox Presbyterian Church  

Home &  Garden # 11 on the House Tour -- Mann Made House 

Home & Garden Home and Garden Tour #10, The Pryde Home

Home & Garden The McGarry Home - Home and Garden Tour Number 9 

Home & Garden The Grande Dame of High Street - Home and Garden Tour Number 8 

Home & Garden Home and Garden Tour Number 7 Hart's Home

Home & Garden Home & Garden Tour House Number 6 the Gill's Home

Home & Garden Home Tour Number Five - Westenberg House

Home & Garden Home Tour House Number Four - George House


Home & Garden Home Tour House Number Three - Fatherby Home


Home & Garden Home Tour House Number Two - Ashdown House


Home & Garden Home Tour House Number One - Watch Hill




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