Home Tour tickets now available

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
The Thatcher home at 14007 Williamsport Pike.

On Sunday, Dec. 12, the Heritage Christmas Home Tour will be held from 1 to 5 p.m.  Advance tickets are on sale for $12 dollars at Carl's Drug Store and the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce Office.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Holiday House during Heritage Christmas Fridays on Dec. 3 and 10. Any remaining tickets will be sold Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday House on the square for $15.  

A picture and description of each of the five homes and church which comprise the tour package are included in the Home Tour Guide.  Karen and Dale Thatcher's home was built c. 1774.  Ninety-seven percent of the moldings and doors are original to the house.  The home of Nancy and Gary Gembe is decorated with a rainbow theme.  The Oberholzer family home is adorned with many of Cindy's favorite holiday accent ideas gathered from thirty years of decorating. The home of Charles and Katie Tolbert is decorated with folk art, pottery and country accessories they have collected through the years. During the holidays the house is filled with the sight and scents of fresh pine, holly and cedar. Admar Custom Homes presents a home that is designed and decorated in European Country Estate style which includes custom drywall details featuring rounded corners. The Church of God completed its new sanctuary in 2009.

“The home tour program continues to be a wonderful tradition of Heritage Christmas that allows people to see the styles and décor of homes and a church within the Greencastle-Antrim area.  This event is made possible only through the willingness of people to showcase their residence and church with others and it is deeply appreciated,” said Joel Fridgen, chamber executive director.  All proceeds from the tour support Heritage Christmas.

The Oberholzer home at 1968 Farmall Drive.