Christmas Tour of Homes spreads good cheer

The Christmas spirit, along with good cheer, was spreading throughout Bamberg County on Saturday as folks participated in the Christmas Tour of Homes. The tour was sponsored by the Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce.

Nine county residents opened their tastefully decorated homes for the tour. Nancy Foster, Chris and Dana Wilson, Richard and Alice Kemp, James and Sherry Sease, Mikki Murden, Alfred and Judy Bazzle, Jerry and Linda Bell, John and Marianas, Frank and Shirley Ogle, and the historic Mizpah Church were on the tour.

Each home was decorated differently and reflected the owner’s personality. Some were whimsical while others were traditional displaying live greenery and lots of red and green. In one of the homes, there was a Carolina Tree decorated with gamecock paraphernalia. Most all of the homes served refreshments and some even had hot apple cider and coffee which was a good idea considering how cold it was Saturday.

“Fifty percent of all the proceeds will be donated to MAMAS-Mary Ann Morris Animal Shelter in Bamberg County,” said Nancy Foster, one of the committee members.

“The Tour of Homes unites the communities and brings the county together to help spread the holiday cheer and warms the spirit,” Foster said. “With this being the first tour, and approximately 50 to 60 people touring the homes, I think it was a great turnout. I hope we can make this an annual tradition.”

Another tour for next year is already being planned.

The Chamber thanks everyone who opened their homes to the public to share holiday decorating ideas and all the great stories that surrounded the homes, not to mention the good cheer and festive atmosphere that came with it.