LIMA — Five area homes will be fully decorated and open to the public as part of the Christmas Tour of Homes, a benefit for the Crossroads Crisis Center.
“This is our first event like this since 2009,” Crossroads director Emily Wrencher said. “It was very successful then.”
The tour runs from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with tourists able to come and go at their leisure. Tourists will not only get to enjoy the ornate decorations in each of the featured homes, but they will also have a chance to get ideas for decorating their own homes.
“People can extract different ideas from each house to use in their own,” Wrencher said. “They can enjoy the uniqueness of each house.”
By participating in this tour, families can not only enjoy beautifully decorated homes, but they can also support an organization helping victims of domestic violence.
“It’s an important agency in the community,” Wrencher said. “Last year, we helped over 2,000 victims last year, so it takes every cent we can get to help these people meet their needs.”