I’ve memorialized my loved ones who have passed before us, by placing red berries on their photographs, says Connie Harold, house number two on the Christmas House tour. There are five houses on the tour, which takes place this Sunday from 1pm until 5 pm. Each house holds it’s own Christmas theme says Mary Ellen Chasse, a representative from St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Ashland.
“It’s very different. Each home has their own thing. Today we’re in the home of Connie Harold. Connie has done a lot of different things here. She has pictures throughout her home of people who have passed away. She has memorialized each one of those people’s photographs, A memory tree, and she just has a lot of beautiful and different decorations throughout her home, says Chasse.”
The tour is five dollars and will begin at St. Mark’s church where you will be given a passport with a map of the houses. You will need this passport to enter each house.
“I think that people who come should be very surprised, and walk away with a wonderful Christmas feeling, says Chasse.”
After the tour, a Chicken stew supper will be provided at the St. Mark’s Church at 5:00pm, followed by a Community Carol Sing-a- long at 6pm and door prizes. Proceeds from the tours will go to Sister Mary O’Donnells Homeless Shelter in Presque Isle and Northwoods Manor in Ashland.