Originally created 11/23/05

Tour of Homes will benefit area students and charities



Six North Augusta homes decorated for the holidays will be on this year's Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

"This is our 18th tour," said Linda Smiley, of Beta Sigma Phi.

The sorority members coordinate the tour each year to help students and charities in North Augusta.

Featured on this year's tour are the homes of Benny and Pat Knight, 373 Shoreline Drive' Dr. and Mrs. James Simons, 362 Shoreline Drive; Mr. and Mrs. Zane Christopher, 319 Osprey Point; Mr. and Mrs. Robin Lemmons, 609 Bramble Road; Mr. and Mrs. George Hensley, 6 Sedgewood Court; and Danny Purvis, 312 W. Forest Ave. Also on the tour will be Grace Fellowship Church, 507 W. Five Notch Road.

Mrs. Smiley said proceeds will benefit the North Augusta community.

"A majority of the money goes to scholarships, school wish lists and the North Augusta Boxing Club," she said. "Last year, we gave away five scholarships."

The money given to schools provides items not covered by school budgets, she said.

Proceeds from past tours have helped purchase calculators at Paul Knox Middle School and a scanner for the English department at North Augusta High School.

For more information, call 279-5074.

Reach Charmain Z. Brackett at czbrackett@hotmail.com.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes

WHEN: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

WHERE: Tour will feature six homes decorated for the holidays and the new Grace Fellowship Church, 507 W. Five Notch Road

COST: $15 advance tickets, available at Jim Bush Florist, North Augusta Chamber of Commerce and Park Pharmacy; $18 on days of event, can be purchased at the North Augusta Country Club

TELEPHONE: 279-6036

WHAT: Brunch and fashion show

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

WHERE: North Augusta Country Club, 2001 Gregory Lake Road

COST: $10, tickets must be purchased in advance and are available through Wednesday, Nov. 30

TELEPHONE: 279-6036