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Alpha Kappa Club invites everyone to learn about and enjoy wonderful pieces of Fayetteville history by touring homes and businesses during Fayetteville’s Host of Christmas Past on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1 until 5 p.m.
The Alpha Kappa Tour of Homes, which includes visits to three of Fayetteville’s most beautiful homes, along with two businesses, is an annual fundraising event for college scholarships for local students.
One of the homes featured is the beautiful, two-story brick home of Marshall and Myra Arney. The home is situated at 44 Noland Drive on a scenic hill in the Sherwood Forest area. This large custom, two-story brick home encompasses approximately 4,000 square feet. Joe Widner built it in 1997.
Stately trees and expert landscaping accentuate the beauty of the four-acre property and large home. Family antiques are appointed throughout the home. The cabinets were custom built from cherry trees cultivated on the Arney Farm in the Hughey area of Lincoln County. Mrs. Arney’s designing skills led to the custom designed dining room furniture as well as the grand wrap around mantle in the family’s living space.
Outdoor patios offer the opportunity for the Arneys to enjoy the company of friends and family, and to view the ever-changing seasonal views.
The one-and-one-half story Colonial style farmhouse owned by Jimmy and Reba Seals exudes Southern hospitality and is another stop on this year’s tour.
Located in the Belle Oaks neighborhood at 4002 Paradise Drive, the Seals home is the timely culmination of the owners’ love of God, family and nature. The Belle Oaks neighborhood was named after Jimmy’s grandmother, the late Belle Gardner, and this welcoming home is literally built on God’s Word. Throughout the construction of the home, Jimmy and Reba placed their favorite Bible verses in plastic vials and inserted them into every corner block of the foundation.
These self-professing “do-it-yourselfers” have remodeled the home multiple times since construction began in 1991.
Two matching his and her lawn tractors attest to the Seals’ love of nature. The outdoor gazebo and enhanced patio comfortably accommodate 27 family members and friends, so that they may enjoy the various plantings, which bloom throughout the year. The Seals home in certainly where their heart is!
Advance tickets are $15, but will cost $17 when purchased at any home on the day of the tour. Tickets may be purchased Monday through Friday at Bagley and Bagley Insurance Company located on the north side of the Fayetteville square, Carter’s Drug Store on the East side of the square or from any Alpha Kappa Club member. Tour information only will be available at the Chamber of Commerce on the day of the tour. Parking is available near the tour homes.
For phone orders or questions, call (931) 433-7990 or (931) 433-2921.