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Mammoth Spring readies for holiday home tour

Friday, December 2, 2011

The home of Mike and Sharlet Allen, located on Highway 142 West and County Road 365.
This year's Mammoth Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday House Tour includes two Mammoth Spring area homes, a historic church and two rural Thayer homes.

Those who agreed to open their homes to the tour began decorating from top to bottom before Thanksgiving.

"I still have two rooms left to do," Katherine Cicigio said Monday, Nov. 28.

The home of Bob and Katherine Cicigio, located at Highway 142E to County Road 248, ten miles from Thayer, will be featured in the Holiday Tour of Homes.
Cicigio was in the Bank of Thayer earlier that morning gathering names for the military service tree she and her daughter, Pam Miller of Michigan, are decorating for Christmas.

Cicigio said the military tree was her daughter's idea to remember service members who are away from home during holidays. To have a photo or name added to the tree, call Cicigio at 417-264-2862.

Chamber president Glynda Pryor said she is less nervous about ticket sales this year than in the two previous years. She now knows many who plan to tour the homes may wait until the end of the week to buy tickets. Tickets also are available at each home.

The home of Judith Leggett, located at 499 Riverview Drive in Mammoth Spring.
"Last year, a lot of people didn't start buying tickets until they got Thanksgiving out of the way," Pryor said.

This is the third year the chamber has hosted the event, which was started by another organization about 10 years ago. In 2009, the chamber raised $3,000 on its first holiday home tour. Last year, it raised $1,000. The homes and Mammoth Spring Methodist Church will be open for the tour from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Tourists can visit all the sites, or just one, if they wish.

Pryor said the chamber tells hosts they do not need to serve refreshments, although at least two hosts will. The tour's main focus is on the homes and how the owners have decorated for Christmas.

The Mammoth Spring Methodist Church, located at Main and Fourth streets.
Chamber volunteers will be on hand to help homeowners and to sell tickets. Tickets, which sell for $10, also are available at Thayer and Mammoth Spring banks. For information, call Pryor at 870-625-7364.

Holiday Home tour

Mike and Sharlet Allen

Highway 142W to County Road 365, three miles from Thayer

Bob and Katherine Cicigio

Highway 142E to County Road 248, ten miles from Thayer

Mammoth Spring Methodist Church

Main and Fourth Street

Judith Leggett

499 Riverview Drive, Mammoth Spring

Ed and Marilyn Crow

690 Riverbend Drive, Mammoth Spring

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