Christmas House Tour fundraiser

Shawna O'Neill, TC Media 
Christmas House Tour fundraiser
From left-to-right: Lynn White

CORNWALL, Ontario – For the first time ever, Royal Lepage is hosting a Christmas House Tour event on Saturday, Dec. 8 in support of Baldwin House. 

“There used to be one in Cornwall that finished up about eight years ago,” explained Karen Boulerice, spearhead of the event. “We resurrected it through Royal Lepage for Baldwin House.”

Six houses/establishments will deck their halls with boughs of holly, and other holiday décor, to get attendees into the holiday spirit and give them aesthetic design inspiration. One featured establishment is Chesley’s Inn.

“(The) houses are over decorated, inside and out for Christmas,” said Boulerice.

Tickets for the self-guided tour will cost $20 each and will include information about each featured location. Attendees can view each house in the order of their choosing between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A Royal Lepage sales representative will host each location. Every house will have a different design and activities, including special draws, holiday music and appetizers.

“We hope to sell out with $500 tickets,” said Boulerice in regards to a fundraising goal.

Boulerice used to attend house tours with her closest friends as a ‘girls day out’ activity.

“I think people are always interested in seeing nice homes, especially with the Christmas aspect,” said Boulerice. “I’ve been on quite a few Christmas tours. It puts you in the Christmas spirit and gives you ideas for decorations and décor.”

Tickets can be purchased at the Royal Lepage office at Pitt St. and Eighth St., or Serendipity Boutique on Second St. Royal Lepage is still currently looking for event sponsors.

Maison Baldwin House provides women and children with safe shelter and services, assisting in the transition from a violent and abusive circumstance to a safe and secure environment. Baldwin House is located on 40 Fourth St. and can be contacted at 613-938-2958. 

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