The Grove City Christmas Home Tour 2013 is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are 10 per person and proceeds will benefit the Grove City Food Pantry.
Feature on this year’s tour are five homes, a church and Century Village.
Tickets may be purchased at Sommer House Gallery, 4038 Broadway. The Grove City Welcome Center and Museum, 3378 Park St. will have tickets available Saturday night, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 7 p.m. A donation box for canned goods will be available.
The tour includes:
• 1166 Pinnacle Club Drive
Steve and Marie Robinette
Welcome to our home. Christmas is a favorite time for our family and friends to come over and enjoy each other’s company around the kitchen table. Our tree is very meaningful to our family as the decorations hanging from its branches are a collection of memories from the time our children were young. You are welcome to visit all three floors while sipping on eggnog or hot mulled wine. There are cookies throughout the house and hor d’ oeuvres in the bar and theater room downstairs. May your holidays be filled with the all the joys and blessings of the season.
• 1930 Winter Creek Court
Ken and Kelli Stammen
Welcome to our home on Winter Creek Court. Our two-story, open floor plan was the floor plan for the original model in the Creekside neighborhood. Our house was built in 2001 in one of the first sections in the subdivision developed by MI.
We “live” in our home, so everything isn’t perfect, but at Christmas it is beautiful. This is only our family’s second Christmas in this house so we are still coming up with new and creative ways to decorate for the holiday.
We hope you enjoy our home and the entire Christmas Home Tour. You are contributing to a great cause, and we hope that knowledge will give you a feeling of warm Christmas spirit that will last through the season and beyond.
• 3542 Park Street
Scott and Connie Stover
Enjoy the Christmas spirit as you tour our historic home. It was built in the early 1890s and was home to Henry and Wilhelmina Witteman from 1904-1921. Henry owned a grocery/meat market in Grove City at the time. The stone columns, second floor carport room, and the third floor were all added by the Wittemans in 1914.
We purchased the home in 1995 and began a 10-year long renovation. It is all finished now and has been a nice home for raising our five children. You are welcome to tour the first, second and third floor. Please enjoy some refreshments in the kitchen. We hope our home will be an inspiration for you to enjoy the Christmas season.
• 3511 Grant Avenue
Welcome to my home in the “older” section of Grove City. I have collected various Christmas ornaments and decorations over many years. Like any collection it wasn’t planned, it just happened. At one time my old house was filled with over 20 trees. I created a different theme tree for each of my five grandchildren when they were born. Last year I was thrilled to present a tree to my first great grandchild. Her tree will be on display. I gave some of my trees to friends as gifts. My son-in-law has joined in the madness and decorates the outside of the house. I hope you all enjoy my home.
• 4227 Broadway
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian started out in 1884 at Kingston Avenue and Broadway. We eventually outgrew that location and in the 70s moved further south on Broadway. We’re a very friendly church with both modern and traditional services. There are six themed trees throughout the building. One of these is our mitten and hat tree where items are donated and hung on the tree. They are given to The Community Club in Columbus to be distributed for Christmas. Our Cantata is Dec. 15 and you won’t want to miss it. We hope that you will enjoy your visit to our church and return to make it your home.
• 3939 Black Pine Drive
One of my sayings is that I live in abundant daily. I have been blessed to enjoy and share my house with a beautiful family and a host of wonderful friends. My home is a place of peace and the spirit of gratitude is always present. Enter my home knowing that you are truly welcome. Walking through these five levels, you will see 15 trees of different sizes and shapes. Notice that all of the rooms are decorated and color coordinated, but you will see and feel the warmth of my heart throughout your tour. As you prepare to leave, please know that the thought of having you here will be a Christmas gift to me.
• 4185 Orders Road
Come see the Southwest Franklin County Society’s Village. The schoolhouse will be open and our harpist will be preforming carols. A quartet will be singing in the Haines-Black log house and there are elves in the blacksmith’s shop. Come with us to a more peaceful, gentler time and place and experience Christmas in the 1800s.