Moonlight and Mistletoe
The Moonlight and Mistletoe Evening, always the first part of the Homes for the Holidays Tour, is December 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the home of Ed and Christine Lundberg, 402 Lees Circle Drive.
There will be appetizers served and a tour of the home. The cost for the Moonlight and Mistletoe Evening is $35 and tickets may be purchased at the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall.
“The theme is a ‘groovy Christmas'”, Rhonda Dunn, president of the Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County, said. “A 1970s theme”.
The HPA sponsors the annual Homes for the Holidays weekend.
In addition to the Moonlight and Mistletoe home tour and appetizers, there will be a preview of the Christmas in the Park event at Gunn Park on Dec. 1.
The December 1 Christmas in the Park event is exclusively for the Moonlight and Mistletoe attendees, Dunn said.
Homes For The Holidays
The three homes featured in this year’s Homes for the Holidays tour will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 2 and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 3.
The tickets for the three homes tour can be purchased at the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall for $15.
The Nate and Bailey Lyons home at 919 Burke was built in 1924 by the Gunn family. The Lyons have completely renovated the home.
“It’s a beautiful modern home,” Dunn said.
The Bob and Terri Taylor home at 315 Holbrook is another tour stop and is a 1880s Victorian home.
“It has many of the home’s original fixtures and is a nice modern home,” Dunn said.
The Shiney Studio, 123 S. National Avenue is on the tour also.
“The building was formerly the Episcopal Church that they rescued,” Dunn said. Dandelyon Vrendenburg is the owner and has her home, a yoga studio, apartments and office suites currently housed there.
See the HPA Facebook page Fort Scott Homes for the Holidays for more details.
- The HPA is also sponsoring a quilt show at the Beaux Arts Center, 102 S. National during the tour weekend.
Do you have a special quilt to show?
Contact Denise Duncan for more information, 620-215-6311.
- The annual HPA Stocking Stuffer shopping event will have 60 vendors at the middle school on 12th Street during the weekend.
“It’s a great way to start holiday shopping,” Dunn said.
- Also, this weekend is the annual Candlelight Tour at Fort Scott National Historic Site. Contact the fort for available tickets still remaining at 620-223-0310.
- In addition is the Presbyterian Village Christmas tree decorating contest this weekend.
“At this location, we are showcasing the Christmas tree decorating contest in Fort Scott where over 15 trees were entered and are all uniquely decorated using creativity and class,” Ginger Nance, executive director of Presbyterian Village, said.
Presbyterian Village is on the Homes for the Holidays tickets for those who purchase their holiday home tours. It’s the same hours on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday. noon to 4 p.m.
The village is located at 2401 S. Horton, phone number: 620- 644-4362.
“Christmas tree displays will be throughout the village,” Dunn said.
- Jared Leek will have a Front Door Christmas at 119 S. Main this weekend as well from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3.