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West Point Candlelight Tour of Homes set for Dec. 12


Special to The Dispatch



WEST POINT -- West Point''s Main Street Association has added a new event this year to kick off the city''s Christmas season.  


The association announced its first Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes, Sunday, Dec. 12, from 4-7 p.m., featuring seven distinctive homes along West Point''s Main Street.  


The tour will culminate at Palate Panache on Commerce Street for festive hors d''oeuvres and desserts. 


On tour is the home of Jane and Stokes Smith, a two-story, Neo-Federal house built in 1941 by the J.W. Young family; the home of Kathy and Dwight Dyess, a Spanish Colonial house built in 1927 by the Pryor family; the home of Melanie and Michael Busby, one of West Point''s oldest homes that was extensively renovated around 1915 to its current size and Queen Anne appearance; the home of Judy and Billy Buck Staggers, a two-story family house built in 1968 by Staggers'' grandmother; one of West Point''s grandest homes, the home of Jiji and Mark Pridmore, a classic Greek Revival house built in 1858 by merchant James M. Collins; the split-level cottage of Cheryl Sundbeck, built in 1932, designed by local architects Cromwell and Smith; and the renovated post-war home of Scott Reed, built in 1945. 


Tickets for the Candlelight Tour of Homes are $20 and may be purchased in advance at Petal Pusher''s, Culin-Arts, Windmill Antique Mall, Rose Drug Store, The Green Leaf, Annabelle''s Antiques, Bits-n-Pieces, the Growth Alliance, Outdoor Gear and Maw Maw''s Treasures. Tickets will be available the day of the event at any of the homes for $25. 


A trolley will be available along Main Street the day of the event to help with transportation and parking. Each home will be clearly marked. Proceeds from the event will be used for the purchase of signage for the highway, downtown and the historic district. 


For information, call the Growth Alliance at 662-494-5121.




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