Plans finalized for second annual Tour of Homes

The second annual Grady County Tour of Homes will feature five local homes as well as a historic county church this year.
The tour will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending promptly at 3 p.m.
“We are hoping to have a good tour and build on the very successful tour we had last year. There was tremendous participation last year, and we invite everyone to come out and enjoy this year’s tour. We have a variety of homes ranging from the Maxwell house, which is over 100 years old, to the completely renovated and enlarged Higdon home,” Tour Publicity Chairman Yvonne Childs said.
In addition to the private homes on the tour, participants will also have an opportunity to tour the historic Piedmont Primitive Baptist Church in Calvary and the Grady County Museum and History Center in downtown Cairo.
The homes featured on this year’s tour will include: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Maxwell’s residence on GA Hwy. 111 South, Calvary; Mr. and Mrs. Nat Higdon’s residence on Hadley Ferry Road, Cairo; Mr. and Mrs. Cal Lauder’s residence at 536 Joyner Road, Cairo; the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Wood, U.S. 84 East; and the Arley Fisher residence on North Broad Street, Cairo.
In addition to the handsome homes, Mrs. Childs says many of the homeowners also have unique collections that will be on display including a milk glass collection owned by Mrs. David Wood and an antique iron toy collection owned by Arley Fisher.
Tickets will go on sale shortly for $15 each and will be available the day of the tour at each tour location as well as the Grady County Museum and History Center.
Advanced tickets may be purchased at the museum or from Hester Insurance Agency.
To make phone orders for tickets call 229-377-1275.
Refreshments will be served to tour participants during their stop at the county museum.
In the coming weeks, The Messenger will feature each of the tour stops.
All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the operation of the county museum and preservation of the museum’s collection.

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