Christmas Home Tour fundraiser for local Hospital a resounding success

This year, the 15th annual Christmas Tour of Homes hosted by the Chantry Island Cham-bettes in Saugeen Shores was again a huge success.

Six local homeowners in Port Elgin and Southampton opened their homes in support of the fundraiser for the local Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.  Each home was unique and each decorated by either the homeowner or a local designer.

The sold-out event began Friday evening, November 17th and continued on Saturday, November 18th, as ticket-holders lined up waiting to go inside each of the homes and, for some, to perhaps gather Christmas decorating ideas.

          For complete descriptions, click on each home title below 
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The Grenville House
Owner:  Monica Frauts
Decorator:  Accents

The Kupiec Home
Homeowners: Jo-Anne & Dann Kupiec
Decorator:  Jo-Anne Kupiec

The Gingrich Home
Homeowners: Megan & Josh Gingrich
Decorator:  Megan Gingrich

Each year of the Tour of Homes, one is selected as the ‘Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation home’ and, this year, it was the Bartnicki Home in Port Elgin.

The Bartnicki Home
Homeowners: Odette & Andrew Bartnicki
Decorator: Odette Bartnicki

                                 Warm family room downstairs

The Bricker Street home was the only Victorian era home on tour this year.  Originally built by Samuel Bricker in the 1800s, the new owners have retained its Victorian opulence.

The 521 Bricker B&B
Homeowners: Kim Rice & Rich Grubb
Decorators: Donna Thomas, Vi Campbell & Jo-Anne Willetts

The MacKay Home
Homeowners:  Anne & Steven MacKay
Decorator:  Kerri McLean of Interior Motives