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200 attended Cobblestone Museum’s Christmas Tour of Homes

Provided photos: The home of Lois and Mark Chamberlain in Barre boasts a window full of gingerbread men named for their 17 grandchildren.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 6 December 2018 at 8:43 pm

The second annual Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by the Cobblestone Society Museum last Saturday was again a huge success, said Cobblestone director Doug Farley.

“Attendance again this year was about 200 guests,” Farley said. “We added a bus tour option this year for those who don’t like to drive at night, and it was a big hit. Diane Palmer did a great job lining up homes for this year’s tour.”

Joe and Debbie Martillotta set their holiday table with place settings to look like snowmen. Their home was one of eight on the Cobblestone Society’s annual Christmas Tour of Homes.

Sherry Tuohey of Medina was one of those who opted to take the bus.

“That is definitely the way to go,” Tuohey said. “The tour was wonderful and the homes were absolutely beautiful.”

This is the first year Fair Haven Treasures has joined with the Cobblestone Society to participate in the tour. The Christmas, art, gift and antique shop is located across from the Cobblestone Museum in an 1834 home, built the same year as the cobblestone church. The name for the shop dates back to an earlier era when Childs was known as “Fair Haven.”

Farley said they already have commitments from home owners who want to be included in the tour of homes for 2019.

The Christmas Express was right on track at the DAR House in Albion, one of the stops on the Cobblestone Society’s Christmas Tour of Homes Saturday. Each car was named for a reindeer.

The Christmas tree in the home of Mary Anne Braunbach is decorated with sentimental ornaments related to her teaching career and dogs collected over the years.

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