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Tour of Homes is being planned

A very special Tour of Homes is being planned for Saturday, Sept, 10, 2011, by the Grady County Historical Society.
Tour Chairman Yvonne Childs announced this week that the upcoming tour will feature many lovely homes, including Susina Plantation, as well as Bethel Methodist Church and the Grady County Museum and History Center.
“It has been many, many years since a Tour of Homes was hosted here in Grady County and we believe it is an ideal time to host one,” Mrs. Childs said.
The event is being organized as a fundraising effort for the Historical Society, which operates and manages the county museum located in the Cairoga Club Building and the adjoining Roddenbery Building on North Broad Street.
“It takes money to maintain and operate the museum. The community’s generous support and the contributions of so many of our residents significantly increase the museum’s ability to fulfill its mission of preserving, interpreting and displaying the history of Grady County,” Mrs. Childs said.
Tickets for the event will be $15 per person and are being sold at Hester Insurance Agency, Cox Pharmacy and Center Drugs. You may also purchase tickets by calling Mrs. Childs at 229-377-1275.
Participants are invited to tour at their leisure and, in any order, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 10.
In addition to Susina Plantation, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Randy Rhea, and its handsome guest house, other homes to be featured include the homes of: Mrs. Nancy Clark, 1584 South Broad Street; Mr. & Mrs. Jim Harty, 6390 GA Hwy. 111 South, Calvary; Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Cauley, 1420 Parallel Drive N.W., Cairo; Mr. & Mrs. Eric Cohen, 929 Open Pond Road, Whigham. Susina is located at 1420 Meridian Road, Beachton.
Tour participants will also have the opportunity to visit one of Grady County’s oldest churches. Bethel Methodist Church, located on Pine Hill Road, was organized in 1882.
Refreshments will be served for visitors who drop by to view exhibits and displays at the museum.
In the coming weeks, The Cairo Messenger will feature each stop on the Tour of Homes.
“The owners of these beautiful, local homes have been so gracious to open them up to the community in support of the Historical Society. I certainly encourage every one interested to come take part in this wonderful event. We also encourage you to invite neighbors, friends and business associates from nearby communities to come, take part and enjoy the day here in Grady County,” Chairman Childs said.
For more information, call the Grady County Museum at 229-377-5142.

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