Holiday House Tour to spread cheer this weekend
Tiffin Historic Trust is to host the annual Holiday House Tour this weekend
The tour is to take place from 1-5 p.m. and features seven locations, including the Grammes-Brown House — 172 Jefferson St. — where the trust is headquartered.
Other locations include the Engle-Shook Funeral Home, 135 N. Washington St. The homes of Ben and Shirley Williams, 186 S. Monroe St.; Tim and Cathy Demit, 174 Melmore St.; Ben and Erin Gillig, 214 Melmore St.; Chris and Judy Hafley, 100 Clinton Ave., and Randy and Christy Wiser, 117 Clinton Ave.
The home of Chris and Judy Hafley was first built in 1904 and is an American Foursquare building type, 2.5-story home. The Hafleys purchased the home in 1992 and have remodeled every room.
The home features eight Christmas trees, each decorated in a different theme. Chris as a firefighter, they have a tree decorated in firefighter related ornaments. In addition, the family has a tree decorated with 36 out of 44 crystal ornaments created locally at the Hawkes Crystal shop.
Chris and Judy said their families have always celebrated Christmas in a big way.
“Family is what Christmas is about,” Judy said.
The family celebrates by attending midnight mass and Christmas brunch and spending time with their family.
The home of Christy and Randy Wiser was built in 1887 and expanded in 1896. The Wisers also purchased their home in 1992.
Those attending the Wiser home will be touring the first floor where there will be five Christmas trees, each decorated in a different theme.
Christy said her mother’s birthday is on Christmas Day, so the holiday was always celebrated with being around family.
“Family is everything,” she said. “This is the time to be with family and just be together.”
There is a $10 donation per ticket. Homes can be viewed in any order. Some homes may require paper booties — which will be provided — or stocking feet.