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Christmas Tour of Homes planned for Sunday

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Those who attend this Sunday's Christmas Homes Tour can expect to garner a lot of great Christmas ideas from a variety of viewpoints.
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Local interior designer Calvin Cannon says folks can expect great ideas as well as variety during the Christmas Homes Tour he's organizing for this Sunday.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at any of the six homes to be featured on the self-guided tour.

"People can expect to see a lot of Christmas trees," Cannon said. "There's probably in the neighborhood of 30 trees in all of these homes put together, plus they'll get lots of different ideas. We have a whole range of Christmas ideas from the budget conscious to the elegant."

Tickets are $15 and are available at Heritage Reality, Heritage Jewelers, Merle Norman, Carolyn's Dress Shop and online at www.thebestofShelbyville.org.

The tour is sponsored in part by Calvin Cannon Interior Design, Sherwin Williams Paints, Carrie Graff; Mortgage Consultant with FNB Mortgage and Heritage Jewelers.

Proceeds from the tour will benefit Refreshing Young Men, a non-profit organization that helps young men transition into adulthood with a focus on building self-respect and integrity. The Non-profit was started from a Pepsi Refresh Grant in 2010, which allowed providing free Prom Tuxedo Rentals for young men who could not afford the expense.

Cannon said he's hoping to raise enough from the tour to complete the organization's application for 501 c3 status.

"This will help Refreshing Young Men raise even move funds for their long term goal of providing a transition home for young adult men," Cannon said.

More information and a video made by Pepsi about the organization can be found on www.thebestofshelbyville.org.

This is Cannon's first year to organize a home tour.

"I'm in and out of at least 20 homes a year decorating for Christmas," he said. "There's a couple homes where I just do a little. What they (home owners) do is just incredible.

Cannon started planning for the tour last summer.

On tour

* The home of Anna and Henry Wilhoite at 102 Wildflower Path. Henry is a local cabinet maker.

* The home of Lori and Travis Jones at 133 Scenic View Lane. Travis a local builder.

* The Home of Faye and Ronnie Sudberry at 215 Northwoods Drive; "Faye a Lover of ANYTHING Christmas," Cannon said.

* The Cheramie -- Thompson Home at 708 Belmont Ave. "This is an adorable 1920 corner entry brick bungalow in the Belmont Historic District," Cannon said.

* The loft of newlyweds Andrea and Jonathan Key, located above Bella Donna Salon.

* The future loft of Chase Perryman, which is in the construction phase above 50's & Fiddles on Depot Street

The tour will take place Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m.

As a bonus, ticket holders will get to tour the Cannon's loft, located at 111 South Main St. on the night before following the Christmas Parade.

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