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Rotary Christmas Tour of Homes is sure to get you in the spirit

The countdown to Christmas has begun and the festivities continue to grow.  One of these special treats is the annual Rotary Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by The Rotary Club of Mountain City. The club members in cooperation with area residents are offering the Tour of Homes to show off the wonderful homes in the area and the decorating talents of each of the various homeowners.  Also featured on the tour this year will be the Red Tail Mountain Resort.  We have admired these from afar and now for a good cause we will be treated to an up close view. That good cause is the Rotary Club Scholarship that will be awarded to a 2017 graduating senior from Johnson County High School.  This scholarship will be given to a deserving graduate based on academic accomplishment and financial need. All proceeds from the Tour of Homes will go towards this scholarship.
The Tour date will be December 11th, Sunday afternoon between the hours of 1:00 to 5:00 PM.  Advance tickets are $10 per person and on the day of the tour $12 per person.  As a special treat, the RedTail Mountain Club is supporting the tour by offering a special price for their Sunday Brunch for those individuals taking the tour.  Advance (tour and brunch) tickets are $30 per person and on the day of the tour $32 per person.  The Sunday brunch tickets are good any Sunday.
Tickets may be purchased at the Welcome Center or from any Rotarian. On the tour day, tickets can also be purchased at any showcased tour site .The tickets will include a map and directions to each tour site, then you will be on your own to visit each place at your leisure. Your ticket will be stamped at each place as you enter. During the Tour hours the Rotary Club would like to invite the tour guests to visit the Welcome Center for a nice warm fire, engaging conversation and wonderful refreshments.

This year’s tour will feature the following locations:
Home of Bill and Shirley Pollard, 521 Harbour Pointe, Butler
Home of Ed and Arline Harris, 142 Harbour View Road, Butler
Home of Ken and Sandy Erickson, 222 N. Church Street, Mountain City
Home of Mark Sijthoff, 151 Jorden Lane, Mountain City
Home of Reeves and Deanna Snyder, 465 J Shoun Rd, Mountain City
Home of Sue and Larry Henson, 155 Circle Drive, Mountain City
RedTail Mountain Club, 300 Clubhouse Ln, Mountain City

Each week two tour sites will be featured in The Tomahawk.  The tour sites featured this week are the homes of Mark Sijthoff and also Reeves and Deanna Snyder .

Home of Mark Sijthoff
Mark invites you to visit his cedar log home located on Highway 67 up on a hill overlooking Doe Valley. Mark bought the 64 acres from Margarette Lowe in 2001 and immediately contracted Steve Owens to build the main house as well as a cedar log guesthouse. The original structures on the property were in a state of disrepair and were removed. The property is laid out as a horse farm, but the horses are gone, as is the indoor riding arena, and all has been converted to a playground for the children and grandchildren. Besides the main house and guesthouse, Mark contracted Larry Woodward to a build a cabin on the property when construction of the main structures took longer than expected. Larry built the cabin in two months.

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