Columbiana celebrating Christmas with tour of homes

By AMY JONES / Associate Editor

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana residents will have some Christmas cheer to look forward to early in December.

The Columbiana Beautification Board will hold its annual Christmas Tour of Homes Dec. 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

This year’s tour will show homes built in the early 1900s as well as newer homes.

Tour co-chair Ouida Mayfield said this year’s tour includes different homes for onlookers to enjoy.

“This year’s tour will be special, as the array of homes offers an unusual variety,” Mayfield said. “The addition of Christmas decorations used in the homes will add to everyone’s pleasure and enjoyment.”

Featured homes include those of: Corley and Julie Ellis, Scott and Taylor Owen, Ray and Loretta Argo, Larry and Emily Gravitt, Michael and Kim Hale, and Chris and Avery Rhodes.

Tour tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door of any of the tour locations on the day of the tour. Advance tickets are on sale now at Dr. Stancil Handley’s office, Busy Hands Framing and Gifts and the Shelby County Museum.

The Elvin Hill Community Education Dancers will perform in downtown Columbiana at 3 p.m. that day, while the Columbiana Christmas Parade will follow at 3:30 p.m.

For more information about the Tour of Homes, contact Mayfield at 669-7813 or Handley at 669-4131.