Delta is the community chosen for the fourth annual Holiday Home Tour sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County. The tour is from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday. Six homes will be highlighted on this year’s tour along with two churches – each location brings its own history and seasonal character to light for ticket holders.
The tour begins at the Delta Church of Christ, located at 500 Providence St., where tickets, maps and shoe booties will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. Shoes will either need to be removed or booties worn at all home locations. Various business donors and sponsors of the tour have provided silent auction and door prize items and a 50-50 drawing will be offered.
The church congregation is busy preparing for the Holiday Home Tour in numerous ways. Besides offering complimentary refreshments and a fully decorated facility, Pastor and Mrs. Underwood’s Christmas village collection of over 130 pieces will be on display and The ladies of the church will have a “nativity and angel room” decorated too.
Unique to the tour is The Adrian Street Church, located at 200 Adrian St.. This 7000 square foot historical building has undergone extensive remodeling by new owner, Jeremy Lowe. Focusing on historical preservation rather than seasonal décor, Lowe and his crew have painstakingly worked to convert this once-church-turned-home, back into a place of worship and fellowship.
The original stained glass windows and bell tower have been restored. A previous bedroom area has been renovated as a children’s play area while the lower level is being made into a youth fellowship area with a fun and casual atmosphere. The inviting side garden will be open during the tour.
The six homes on the tour will entertain and delight all who come. No matter your style, Delta’s homes will entice your holiday fancy and put you in the spirit of Christmas.
Helen Pyles’ home is ready for the holidays and even spouts a festive address. Located at 701 Holly Lane, Helen makes anyone who visits feel welcome. The warmth of this home’s traditional style along with fun and festive Christmas décor will put a smile on tour-goers’ faces. Collectible Santas and Helen’s Christmas village will be displayed, along with splashes of holiday decorations throughout the home. Tour-goers will be greeted by a 5-foot Santa at the entrance while enjoying outdoor decorations in shiny greens and reds.
Built in 1890, the Mark and Kathy McQuillin home at 105 Adrian St. was purchased in 1970 by the McQuillins, one of only three families to live there. Most of the house remains as it was when constructed including 12-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and original woodwork. The sitting room at the back of the home gives way to beautiful views through the vast windows, while recent renovations have been made to the downstairs bathroom, dining room and den. Even the “man cave” in the basement will thrill all who tour, giving a sense of history and holiday charm.
The home of Randy and Jane Lintermoot, located at 603 Adrian St., features a newly remodeled kitchen and living room, brought together when the homeowners removed a dividing wall. Festive touches throughout the upper level include shades of rustic blues and silvers along with traditional red and green plaids in the lower level. Enjoy the table display that centers around Jane’s Noritake Serene Garden china, given as a wedding gift to the couple 42 years ago. A fun history fact for tour-goers is that this 1968 home has been owned by mostly educators over the years, as only one homeowner was not.
The next two homes are on Brookside Drive, a Delta neighborhood just off of County Road J between County Road 8-1 and State Route 109. Driving down Brookside feels like you’re in the next Norman Rockwell painting.
Kim and Jenny Allen’s home boasts a “family friendly” style, warmly adorned with holiday décor that compliments the newly remodeled kitchen while emphasizing the homeowners’ personal charm. Faith is important to the Allens and is truly evident to those who visit. Enjoy beautiful backyard views, a cozy fireplace adorned with family stockings. The traditional Christmas tree and family portraits throughout this home remind all of what’s most important in life, while the unique lower level shows the fun and whimsical side of the Allen family, making you feel welcome and festive.
Jim and Sue McDonnall make decorating look easy, providing a taste of holiday magic that will surely please any guest. These Delta natives have a knack for style, an elegant atmosphere with traditional classic charm, evident in their home décor. Tour-goers will feel like they’ve entered a winter wonderland when they visit 8911 Brookside Drive, located on a one-acre wooded lot. Sue pays tribute to her musical upbringing as a Forest by creating a musical decorating theme in the home’s stairway. Among the eight Christmas trees placed throughout the home, you’ll find pencil trees, the “kid’s tree” in the basement and a different theme on each level. The joy of the season and the warm welcome Jim and Sue give to all who enter transcends beyond the day, giving way to a nostalgic feeling of Christmases past.
Chris and Joellen McDonnall have continued the McDonnall family business, raised their children and made many memories in their home at 8818 County Road J. The decision to fully remodel the family homestead 10 years ago led way for more modern architectural designs and personal style to this gorgeous country charmer. At Christmas, decorating a live 12 foot Frasier fir tree is part of this family’s traditions and it will sit in front of the living room window. Joellen, a teacher, decorates the eclectic styled basement family room with every cherished ornament ever received from her students over the years. This year, daughter Hailley, a design student, will help her Mom decorate their home, making even more memories together.
The Holiday Home Tour is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County, Ohio. Proceeds from this tour will be used to build and repair affordable homes for families in need of safe and secure living conditions. Tickets will be checked at the door of each home for entrance.
Tickets are $10 presale and available at numerous F&M Bank locations and State Bank locations (Delta, Wauseon and Lyons) through Dec. 12. Maps will be available and tickets will also be sold the day of the tour for $12, starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Delta Church of Christ. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/habitatfco or by calling 419-335-7000, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.