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Alpha Kappa Home Tours set for Host

Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Alpha Kappa Club’s annual home tours are slated for the Host of Christmas Past on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1 until 5 p.m.

The tour will be held in conjunction with the weekend festivities of the Host.

The tour, which includes three of Fayetteville’s most beautiful homes, along with two businesses, is an annual fundraising event for college scholarships for local students. This year, Alpha Kappa awarded scholarship gifts to two high school seniors and four continuing scholarship beneficiaries in the Fayetteville and Lincoln County area.

Alpha Kappa Club invites everyone to learn and enjoy wonderful pieces of Fayetteville history by touring the homes and businesses.

The tour will include The Perry Hall Office, located at 204 Washington Street East, The Seals Home, at 4002 Paradise Drive, The Brown Home, 8 Robin Hood Road, The Arney Home, 44 Noland Drive, and the Riverbend Events Center, 82 Rambo Road.

The Perry Hall office is located in a quaint Victorian building that was originally constructed by First Baptist Church in 1891.

He began the renovation of the structure in 2011 and has restored it to its original open floor plan. His creative use of salvaged architectural items, eclectic mixes of antiques, contemporary pieces, as well as re-purposed finds, beautifully decorate the office space.

The Seals home is a Colonial style farmhouse owned by Jimmy and Reba Seals. Construction began on the home in 1991, but it has been remodeled multiple times since then. The couple’s home is a culmination of the owners’ love of God, family and nature. They are self-professed do-it-yourselfers and have placed their favorite Bible verses in plastic vials and inserted them into every corner block of the foundation.

In 1993, the Browns built their comfortable home in Sherwood Forest and have continued to pursue many do-it-yourself projects in their home and on the manicured five-acre property. This home is decorated with collectibles from local shops and gifts from friends and Teresa’s former students. Their home is a haven of antique clocks, phones, Persian rugs, other antiques and china plates.

The beautiful two-story brick home of Marshall and Myra Arney is situated on a scenic hill. Many family antiques are included in the furnishings throughout the home. This 4,000-square-foot home is located on four acres of property.

The Riverbend Events Center is part of the old Frank Rambo Farm and was also known as the Ronnie Wallace Farm. Gary and Stephanie Sams purchased the property in 2011. The center contains many elaborate furnishings and antiques, and the Sams family offers the events center as an attractive venue for parties, weddings, proms and reunions.

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.

The Alpha Kappa Club wishes to express sincerest gratitude to the following individuals for the generous giving of their time and special talents: Perry Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sams, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Seals, Bagley and Bagley Insurance Company, Carter’s Drug Store, Ivy Wreath, Susan Gram and Carl Gleghorn and Dragonfly Design and Gallery.