Tickets have gone on sale for the 2017 Alpha Kappa Home Tour, which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12, in conjunction with the 25th Annual Fayetteville Host of Christmas Past Festival.
The tickets, $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event, are now available at Ivy Wreath, Carter’s Drug Store, and Bagley and Bagley Insurance on the Fayetteville square or from any member of Alpha Kappa.
Five homes, two in the Fayetteville area and three in the Coldwater and Taft communities, will be featured as part of this year’s Home Tour. The Home Tour will see each of the locations open their doors from 1 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 12. Proceeds benefit the Alpha Kappa college scholarship fund.
In Fayetteville is the Richard and Vicki Barrett residence at 5 Lee’s Creek Road in the scenic area of Riverbend. The home was custom built in 2015 with lots of devotion, love and prayers.
The condominium, unit 101, that Debbie Hunter calls home in the converted milk barn located at 56 Rambo Road, a part of the pristine Riverbend Farms development, is another of the Fayetteville homes featured in the Home Tour. Since the early 1900’s, this property was known as Rambo Farms, owned and operated by Frank Rambo. The Milk Barn Condos were originally built to support milk production and breeding of livestock on the farm.
In Coldwater, the Home Tour will feature the plantation-style home of Collier and Karen Blalock at 425 Old Railroad Bed Road. Built in 2008 on farmland that has been in the family for over 40 years, the home is decorated with finds from area thrift stores, antique stores and flea markets.
The top-of-the-hill site of Jimmy and Mary Carter’s cabin at 23 Alex Carter Road is another of the Coldwater homes included in this year’s Home Tour. Significant to the Carters since their family has owned property in the area since the early 1800’s, the cabin’s construction was completed in 2013. Jimmy started farming in Coldwater in the 1970’s, and he and Mary’s primary home, the old Smith-Carter house, is located just west of the cabin at the bottom of the hill.
Situated at 971 Ardmore Highway in the Taft community is the country home of Dwight and Carolyn Caudle, the fifth stop on the Alpha Kappa Home Tour this year. The one and a half story brick bungalow was built in the 1930’s by Wesley and Elsie Milam, and it remained their home until the Caudles purchased it in 2005.
Each of the addresses for the Blalock, Carter and Caudle residences is in Taft if you’re using your GPS.
The homes will be featured in greater detail in upcoming editions of The Times as 2017 Alpha Kappa Home Tour nears.