Home tour cel­e­brates a Buck­horn Christ­mas season

Com­mu­nity cen­tre spon­sors an­nual event

The Peterborough Examiner - - News - MARLYS KERKMAN kerk­[email protected]

The homes were open for vis­i­tors. And the vis­i­tors were so at home it was dif­fi­cult to leave. Upon walk­ing into the home of Nancy Cor­nell and Paul Jack­son the warmth of the wood stove, the wel­com­ing poin­set­tias, over­stuffed chair and glow­ing can­dles cre­ated an in­stant con­nec­tion. Paul said that he and Nancy picked this house be­cause of the won­der­ful Buck­horn com­mu­nity, their love of fish­ing and their de­sire to have a place where six grand­chil­dren could ex­plore.

Gwen Mc­Cal­lum opened her home on La­plante Road. The home of Gwen and Ray Duff was built in 1989. Gwen runs Serendip­ity Craft Works from her home. Her home was taste­fully dec­o­rated with many of her works. Gwen can make any craft for any oc­ca­sion.

Upon en­ter­ing the Lin­wood home of Au­drey Ver­meer and John Bard­well the soar­ing heights of the cathe­dral ceil­ing and the win­dows look­ing onto Up­per Buck­horn Lake make one im­me­di­ately want to curl up on the sofa and en­joy the beau­ti­ful sights inside and out. In July of 2017 Au­drey and John moved. While it is still a week­end thing for John who owns a man­age­ment con­sult­ing com­pany and Au­drey who does busi­ness de­vel­op­ment for a small com­pany they love their home and look for­ward to spend­ing more time there.

Tracey Henry’s home in Buck­horn Sands em­braces Christ­mas. In the hall lead­ing to the liv­ing room you find a small al­cove where you can sit and write Santa notes. In the laun­dry room Santa’s suit is wait­ing to be laun­dered. In the liv­ing room the 12 foot tree dec­o­rated in blues and white reaches to the top of the lofty ceil­ing. Tracey works at Lakeshore De­signs. She has the abil­ity to pull things to­gether to cre­ate that Christ­mas feel­ing.

The dec­o­ra­tions in the home of Debi Tytler and Jerry Biech were in ev­ery cor­ner. Deb­bie en­joys dec­o­rat­ing and started this project in Oc­to­ber. She has a colour co­or­di­nated tree in ev­ery room in­clud­ing one of the bath­rooms. One of the bath­rooms had dishes, can­dles and stock­ings along with a Christ­mas shower cur­tain and poin­set­tia rings on the shower cur­tain rod.

The an­nual Buck­horn Hol­i­day Home Tour is spon­sored by the Buck­horn Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Melvin Jones Award

Chemung Lake Dis­trict Lions pre­sented Faith Dickinson with the Melvin Jones Award for Hu­man­ity. Faith started Cud­dles For Can­cer to make a blan­ket for her aunt who had can­cer. Then she started mak­ing them for oth­ers who had can­cer, then for the el­derly, war vets and then for ser­vice mem­bers in the armed forces. She has sent blan­kets to twenty five coun­tries around the world .The Chemung Lake Lions selected Faith for the Melvin Jones Award for her work help­ing oth­ers. The award is one of the high­est hon­ors be­stowed by Lions to a per­son do­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian deeds.

Coun­cil In­stal­la­tion

The mayor and coun­cil of

Trent Lakes will be in­stalled on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 4 at the Trent Lakes Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil Cham­bers at 7 p.m.

Ham­per no­tice

The com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tion for those de­sir­ing a Christ­mas Ham­per must be re­turned to the Mu­nic­i­pal of­fice by Fri­day at 4 p.m. Vol­un­teers who shop for the ham­pers need this time to get the shop­ping done. The ham­pers can be picked up at the Buck­horn Com­mu­nity Cen­tre be­tween noon and 1 p.m. on Dec. 15.

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