"The Corners," historic house in Readyville, built in 1829 by Charles Read and presently owned and occupied by Bob and Karen Ford, heads the list of six homes open for visitors this year, according to Bill Smith, who has chaired the event from its beginning.
Other places open for the tour this year will be Brevard House in Edgefield, built in 1900 by W. F. Brevard now owned and occupied by Bill Smith, Mr. Brevard’s grandson, the McKnight House in Auburntown owned and occupied by Josh and Amanda Davis, Lynn and Dottie Baskin’s home on Hoover Road near Parsley’s Market, Gary and Jackie Prater’s home at 108 Auburntown Road, Wood-bury, and Joe and Teressa Tate’s log cabin and restored country store in downtown Readyville.
Other locations on the list of places to visit are: First United Methodist Church, High Street, Woodbury, where an array of beautiful and unusual nativity scenes will be on display, Junior Brandon’s log cabin on Burt Road, featuring ham and biscuits (last year they gave out over 300 ham and biscuits) and Readyville Mill where owner Tom Brady and gang will welcome all visitors.
Tickets for the visits are available from any Lions Club member. The price is $7.
All proceeds will go into the club's sight conversation fund. These funds make it possible for the Lions Club to screen the eyes of children and provide eye health care treatment for those who have no other means to receive the treatment.
Last year seven pre-school age Cannon County children were found to have vision problems that could have resulted in permanent visual impairment had they not been treated in a timely way. Seven hundred and forty-one Cannon County students were also screened last year with 129 being referred to eye doctor for examination.
The visits will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.
Those planning on making the home tour should first go to the Lions Memorial Building in Woodbury to get directions to the homes.
Tickets for the tour will also be available at the Lions Club building.