Annual event has raised more than $1,228,000 to assist local charities
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The Collectors’ Corner offers a glorious selection of gently used home accessories, china, silver, glassware and antiques.
Submitted by Jean Lomax
The 2014 Big Canoe Tour of Homes will be held May 2-3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and until 4 on Saturday in Big Canoe, Ga. Tour-goers will visit four unique and well-appointed homes situated in four different neighborhoods.
One home features a breath-taking interior view of Big Canoe, another a pool, visible from every room on the main level. The third home is filled with family heirlooms and the fourth displays prints and paintings collected by the homeowners.
Cost for a Tour ticket is $25 and can be purchased at www. bigcanoetour.org. Tickets can also be purchased in Big Canoe on the days of the Tour. On Saturday, air-conditioned buses will transport ticket holders from the Chapel to the homes. On Friday, visitors will drive following printed directions and signs. Plan to start your tour no later than 1 to see all four homes. Tour homes close at 4 both days.
Before or after visiting the homes, guests will enjoy browsing and buying at the Tour of Homes Marketplace where dozens of vendors will delight with an array of crafts, trinkets and treasures.
The Tour’s Book Nook is the place to find exceptionally well-priced books, DVDs and CDs, and the Collectors’ Corner offers the finest in gently used accessories for home and entertaining. Take home a sweet from the Bear Paw Bakery where cookies, pies, breads and cakes will tempt. The Crazy Bear Café is the place to savor a hearty breakfast or lunch.
Since 1989, the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild has sponsored the Tour of Homes to raise funds to assist more than 30 charities in Dawson and Pickens counties. So far, $1,228,000 has been raised to help those in need.