Christmas Tour of Homes is Saturday

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Holiday homes to be on display The Antler Lodge, a 1,100-square-foot cabin-style home, will be featured on the Shell Knob Christmas Tour of Homes this Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce.

On Saturday, Dec. 3, Barry Countians will have the opportunity to tour seven decorated residences during the seventh annual Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tour of Homes.

Over a half dozen Table Rock Lake homes have been decked with holiday decor for this year's event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"This has been a feature event for Shell Knob for a number of years," said Deb Vawter, chairperson of the Christmas Tour of Homes. "This year, we have even more beautiful homes that will be open to the public."

Featured homes on this year's tour include: the Charles and Kem Willey home; the Steve and Dorothy Overbey home; the Joan Unruh home; the Jim and Linda Robb home; the Gary and Mickey Clift home; the Timbers Resort Lodge; and the Antler Lodge owned by Sarah and Jerry Hedgpeth.

The Antler Lodge is a 1,100-square-foot residence with a half-log exterior, knotty pine ceilings, walls and floors and a custom balcony and stair railing. The Hedgpeths have decorated the lodge with a theme that is reminiscent of Christmases of yesteryear.

The Clift home will also feature a unique holiday boutique of quilted items from Shell Knob's Discovery Quilters.

Carol Jones Realtors (CJR) and Country Fresh Market will provide rest and refreshment stops along the tour. CJR, located in the Bridgeway Plaza, will offer homemade treats, hot coffee and hot cider.

Tickets for the self-guided tour are on sale now for $10 each at the following locations: the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce; Farmer's Daughter Floral and Greenhouse; Neill's Home Store; Hickory Hollow Resort; Arvest Bank; and Cabin Fever. In Cassville, tickets can be purchased at Freedom Bank or Commerce Bank.

For more information on the tour, call the Shell Knob Chamber office at 417-858-3300 or visit

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