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Warren County residents open homes for tour

A spring tour of homes in Warrenton featuring four historic and three newly constructed residences is schedule for Saturday, May 7 and includes a number of additional activities.

The self guided tour, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., will showcase a variety of homes from Plantation to Georgian and more.

"These are beautiful homes," said Carolyn A. Langford, president of the Warren County Historical Society which is sponsoring the tour.

Each home will display the work of local garden club members who have provided live floral arrangements as decorations. The garden club, under the direction of President Sherryle Hinton, will also provide a flower arrangement and elegant vase as a door prize for those attending the tour.

In addition to the tour of homes, family activities will include a butterfly parade with children displaying their hand-crafted butterfly wings, games, a bike course, sack races and prizes. Arranged by Barbara S. Davis, chairman of the children's activities, the family activities are free and begin at 10 a.m.

Children will be invited to dig in the dirt, and remove the pansies decorating the courthouse and replace them with fresh colorful summer flowers. This activity will allow some hands on fun which teaches the young gardeners some new skills.

A plant sale is also expected to bring interested visitors; there will be a wide variety of plants, some of which were grown by students at the Warren County High School. Horticulture students will also hand out pamphlets with gardening tips for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as tips on what plants grow well in the area.

In addition to the tour of homes, a cycle tour of Warrenton is being offered by the Chamber of Commerce which sponsors first Saturday events.

For information on the cycle tour, call 465-9604.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the Warren County Court House the day of the tour, or advance tickets are on sale at Progress Printing, Warrenton Antiques, Fulgram and Carr, Wheeler True Value, The Store and Robin's Nest.



Web posted on Thursday, May 5, 2005











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