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  • Friends of Towanda Public Library to present Holiday Home Tour

  • The Friends of Towanda Public Library will be holding its semi-annual Holiday Home Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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  • The Friends of Towanda Public Library will be holding its semi-annual Holiday Home Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
    Christmas Treasures is the theme for the library this year. The treasures decorating the library were donated by Margaret Wilson.
    Tickets to tour the homes may be obtained at the homes or at the Towanda Public Library 620 Highland (North 6th) in Towanda. A $7 donation is suggested to see the homes and receive a chance to win a door prize.
    Only tickets purchased before Dec 2 will be eligible for a door prize. The door prizes include a silver mantle deer from Cracker Barrel, an alabaster manager scene, a snow globe and a Santa plate.
    There are four homes to be toured this year. Michelle and Caleb Loss have been in the process for the last three years of renovating the house that belonged to the Geyman and Dester families. The house which sits next to the Towanda Methodist Church is of historical interest and the Loss family has tried to preserve that. There will be information and pictures of the house through the past to present. Most Towandans know Michelle Walthers Loss as Miss Kansas of 2006.
    Jo and Bill Smith enjoyed growing up in Towanda and raising their family there. Six years ago with their family expanding they needed a larger house for family gatherings and purchased their present home which was built by Merton and Betty Reed. Jo shared that Christmas was a special time for her and her family and she looks forward to sharing their home and her Santa collection.
    Kathryn and Matt Perez are not new to Butler County but have recently moved to Towanda. They purchased a home built by the carpentry class of 2009- 2010 Circle High School students.
    Judy and Kenny Guthrie enjoy showing their home and she enjoys decorating. It is reported everyone waits to see what Judy has done this year. Since Kenny has retired he has joined in the outside lighting displays.
    A reception at the Library will be free to the public and refreshments will be served with music by Mary Evans and Friends.
    The public is invited to visit the library sit and enjoy the music and catch up with old friends.
    A silent auction of 14 Christmas items has started and will go through Dec 2 until 5:30 p.m. The items are displayed at the library and a notebook will be out where people may place their bids. Items include a large moving Mrs. Santa doll carrying a candle that lights up, a silver mantle deer, a beautiful angel to top a tree or just sit in a room, two straw ladies’ hats that hang, a Santa table runner, two brass Christmas trees, two cookie jars one a ginger bread house the other a rocking horse, a small nativity scene and a larger nativity scene, an alabaster lighted angel and three ceramic wise men figurines.
    Page 2 of 2 - This year the Towanda Area Museum will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. A visit there will bring a chance to win a decorated wreath.

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