Tour homes for a cause, shop downtown Canton Dec. 8

Nov 29, 2013
Photo by: Mountaineer file photo An elaborately decorated tree is on display at the home of Cole Smathers, located at 137 Academy Street.

The community will have a chance to find holiday decoration inspiration at the Canton Tour of Homes and then do a little shopping downtown Sunday, Dec. 8.

Seven homes will be elaborately decorated for this year’s tour of homes, which will last from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets are on sale for $10 at every home on the tour as well as Polly's Florist on Main Street.

The fundraiser sponsored by the Canton Educational Foundation will feature tours of seven fully decorated Canton homes. Proceeds from the popular tour help fund the annual Miss Labor Day scholarship, which goes to the three top Pisgah High School contestants in the annual Miss Labor Day pageant.

Stores that usually are not open on Sundays will be having an open house during and after the tour of homes that day. Polly's Florist, located at 53 Main Street, and Exclusive Interiors, located just across the street at 70 Main Street, will be opening their doors to sell holiday gifts. There will be sales from 5 to 50 percent off that day only at Exclusive Interiors.

Those opening up their homes for the tour include: Dillon and Christy Davis, 776 Johnson Farm Road; Joshua and Laura Simmons, 128 Johnson Street; Suzanne Clarke and Michelle Tyson, 112 Johnson Street; Bronwyn and Nicholas McCracken, 4892 Pigeon Road; Caleb and Sally Ann Simmons, 15 First Street; Cole Smathers, 137 Academy Street; and Judy Jones at the Loralei Inn, 659 Lake Drive.