Elkton Homes Decked Out
Posted: November 24, 2012
The Annual Elkton Holiday Homes and Church Tour is coming to town. The event will be held from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2.
Sponsored by the Elkton Progressive Improvement Committee, the tours feature several houses in the Elkton area and highlight one church, which will provide refreshments at the end of the tour.
This year, Elkton Freewill Baptist Church, located at the corner of Fairfax and Sixth streets in Elkton, will serve as the stopping point — something church representative and EPIC member Joann Foltz says the congregation hopes will open new eyes to its work.
Foltz welcomed participants into her own home one year, she recalled. “[The tours] are exciting. … You clean and clean and clean, but it’s fun and it’s something to look forward to.”
This winter, the following homeowners will deck their halls for the tour: Randy and Bobbi Jo Good, of 1409 Batman Road in Shenandoah; Ernest (Todd) and Crystal Townsend, of 1260 Batman Road in Shenandoah, and Rebecca Price, of 127 McKinery Road in Elkton, will deck their halls and open their doors for the afternoon. Organizer and longtime EPIC member Dorenda Flick said, “All of the homes are lovely, they’re all unique in their own way.”
Bobbi Jo Good said she decorates each year, but, as part of the home tour, this year will be special. And she’ll be prepared for those to follow, “We will [decorate the same way] for years on out because we’ll have the decorations,” she said.
The Good home is a log cabin that sits on the side of Massanutten Mountain, according to Bobbi Jo. If the afternoon is clear, tourists can take in the view from Shenandoah all the way into Elkton.
Flick, who is hoping for sunshine, said turnout will depend on the weather.
Tickets are $12 before Dec.1 and are available at Nancy’s Party Things in Elkton, the Elkton Welcome Center and the Bompiani Chiropractic in Harrisonburg. Tickets will also be available for $15 at each home Dec. 2.
Contact Kate Kersey at 574-6267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.