Homes tour for Bald­win

Home for the Hol­i­days Christ­mas House Tour set for Satur­day

Standard-Freeholder (Cornwall) - - NEWS - TODD HAM­BLE­TON

It’s a tour of houses, and in sup­port of a very spe­cial house.

The in­au­gu­ral Home for the Hol­i­days Christ­mas House Tour hosted by Royal LePage Per­for­mance Realty will be held Satur­day in Corn­wall, in sup­port of Mai­son Bald­win House.

Five houses, as well as Au­berge Ch­es­ley ’s Inn, will be fes­tively dec­o­rated for the event.

“The houses are dec­o­rated in­side and out for Christ­mas,” said Karen Boulerice, a Royal LePage sales rep and the house tour chair. “Each house will have their own agent, and they’ll be do­ing their own (pre­sen­ta­tion), with their own treats, their own dé­cor, their own en­ter­tain­ment.”

There’ll be hol­i­day mu­sic, spe­cial draws and ap­pe­tiz­ers, as Royal LePage for the first time holds a tour that’s sim­i­lar to one that was once held in the city.

“There used to be one in Corn­wall about eight or nine years ago, the same idea (as the new tour),” Boulerice said.

It’s a self-guided tour, with a ticket cost­ing $20, and in­cluded will be lots of in­for­ma­tion about each lo­ca­tion.

Par­tic­i­pants can visit the houses or es­tab­lish­ments in any or­der, and there’s a fairly wide win­dow to do so, the event run­ning from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Peo­ple en­joy see­ing nice homes, and es­pe­cially with the Christ­mas (dec­o­ra­tions),” Boulerice said. “It puts peo­ple in the Christ­mas spirit and it gives peo­ple ideas for dec­o­ra­tions and dé­cor.”

There are also part­ner stops, as part of the tour. Serendip­ity Bou­tique will be open, and hot co­coa and cook­ies will be served.

Also, Boulerice said, sev­eral restau­rants are par­tic­i­pat­ing, with lunch dis­counts for peo­ple hold­ing tick­ets for the house tour.

Boulerice added that there are plenty of spon­sors on board for the event, cov­er­ing the cost of things such as the print­ing of tick­ets, so that vir­tu­ally all of the pro­ceeds can be turned over to Mai­son Bald­win House.

Al­ready, 400 tick­ets have been sold, and there are only an­other 100 that re­main.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the Royal LePage (722 Pitt St.) or at Serendip­ity Bou­tique (331 Sec­ond St. W.).

For more in­for­ma­tion on the event, Boulerice can be reached at 613-330-7303, or check out the Home for the Hol­i­days Corn­wall event page on Face­book.

Mai­son Bald­win House, at 40 Fourth St. W. in Corn­wall, is a shel­ter that as­sists women and their chil­dren in the tran­si­tion from vi­o­lent and abu­sive cir­cum­stances to a safe and se­cure en­vi­ron­ment.

Mai­son Bald­win House can be con­tacted at 613-938-2958. tham­ble­[email protected]­media.com twit­ter.com/Free­hold­erTodd

TODD HAM­BLE­TON/CORN­WALL STAN­DARD-FREE­HOLDER

Do­ing some dec­o­rat­ing in prepa­ra­tion for the Home for the Hol­i­days Christ­mas House Tour, at the home of event chair Karen Boulerice (sec­ond from left) on Thurs­day, were Royal LePage sales reps Tracey Veinotte (left) and Donna Chisholm-For­get.

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