Christ­mas House Tour fundraiser

Seaway News - - NEWS - SHAWNA O’NEILL [email protected]

CORN­WALL, On­tario – For the first time ever, Royal Lepage is host­ing a Christ­mas House Tour event on Satur­day, Dec. 8 in sup­port of Bald­win House.

“There used to be one in Corn­wall that fin­ished up about eight years ago,” ex­plained Karen Boulerice, spear­head of the event. “We res­ur­rected it through Royal Lepage for Bald­win House.”

Six houses/es­tab­lish­ments will deck their halls with boughs of holly, and other hol­i­day dé­cor, to get at­ten­dees into the hol­i­day spirit and give them aes­thetic de­sign in­spi­ra­tion. One fea­tured es­tab­lish­ment is Ch­es­ley’s Inn.

“(The) houses are over dec­o­rated, in­side and out for Christ­mas,” said Boulerice.

Tick­ets for the self-guided tour will cost $20 each and will in­clude in­for­ma­tion about each fea­tured lo­ca­tion. At­ten­dees can view each house in the or­der of their choos­ing be­tween 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A Royal Lepage sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive will host each lo­ca­tion. Ev­ery house will have a dif­fer­ent de­sign and ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing spe­cial draws, hol­i­day mu­sic and ap­pe­tiz­ers.

“We hope to sell out with $500 tick­ets,” said Boulerice in re­gards to a fundrais­ing goal.

Boulerice used to at­tend house tours with her clos­est friends as a ‘girls day out’ ac­tiv­ity.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the Royal Lepage of­fice at Pitt St. and Eighth St., or Serendip­ity Bou­tique on Sec­ond St. Royal Lepage is still cur­rently look­ing for event spon­sors.

Mai­son Bald­win House pro­vides women and chil­dren with safe shel­ter and ser­vices, as­sist­ing in the tran­si­tion from a vi­o­lent and abu­sive cir­cum­stance to a safe and se­cure en­vi­ron­ment. Bald­win House is lo­cated on 40 Fourth St. and can be con­tacted at 613-938-2958.

Go to www.corn­wallsea­ for the rest of this great story PLUS ad­di­tional SN cov­er­age.

(Shawna O’Neill/TC Me­dia).

L-R: Lynn White, Donna Chisholm-For­get and Karen Boulerice of Royal Lepage.

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