Home tour celebrates a Buckhorn Christmas season
Community centre sponsors annual event
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.
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.
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.