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After taking 2017 off, the Holiday Tour of Homes returns to Denison on Sunday, December 9.

The Women in Business Impact Organization (WIBIO), which is a committee of the Chamber and Development Council (CDC) of Crawford County, is organizing the event.

The first holiday tour took place in 2015.

“It was an idea that some members of WIBIO thought would be nice to bring to our community,” said WIBIO member Rachel Desy.

The first year was a success and the 2016 tour was even better, she said.

The tour did not take place last year because of other WIBIO-sponsored events.

“We heard a lot of comments and it seemed like people missed it, so we’re excited to bring it back this year,” Desy said.

Most of the homes on this year’s tour were set before the event’s date was determined.

WIBIO member Jean Heiden lined up homes for past tours and did so for this year’s event, as well.

Tickets for the tour are $15 per person.

All proceeds will go towards the Santa House project and for community beautification projects in 2019.

Tickets are available at the CDC office and will also be sold at the door.

Homes on the 2018 Holiday Tour of Homes are:

- Francisco Ramirez, 1528 2nd Ave South

- Lynn and Ann Platt, 730 E. Circle Drive

- Doug and Pam Soseman, 714 Park View Drive

- Laura Matthews, 2199 Ridge Road and 2197 Ridge Road – The Stables at Copper Ridge and the Matthews home are on the tour

- The Glidden House Bed and Breakfast, 2640 Donna Reed Road

The tour begins at The Stables at Copper Ridge at 1 p.m. Sunday. Individuals who purchase their tickets at The Stables at Copper Ridge on the day of the event will also be given an opportunity to decorate cookies, Desy said.

Homes will be open for the tour from 1 to 4 p.m.; visitors may view the homes at their own pace.

Individuals taking the tour are encouraged to drive to each location due to the expected cold temperatures.

For additional information on the Holiday Tour of Homes event, contact the CDC office at 712-263-5621.

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