80-year-old home featured in tour


By Tomeka Sinclair - Features editor



Kelly Johnson hangs a Christmas reef for the Country Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 3 as his children, Brooke and Blake, watch on Wednesday.


Kelly Johnson’s 80-year-old home will feature his living room, complete with various family antiques, during the Country Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 3.


ORRUM — Kelly Johnson’s 80-year-old home contains a lot of history and memories, and locals will be able to see that history, and five other homes and a church on Dec. 3 during the annual Country Christmas Tour of Homes.

The annual tour will feature tours of homes old and new in the Bethesda community and in Marietta. The tour’s hours will be 3 to 7 p.m.

Johnson’s home started out as a traditional farm house. In the 1980’s renovations were made to maintain the original front porch, antique hardwood floors and the front of the house. The house features a variety of antiques passed down from Johnson’ s grandmother and mother.

“When I was younger and we drove past something that said antiques, we were stopping,” Johnson said.

This year’s tour will feature Bethesda United Methodist Church and the homes of the Rev. Jane Almon, Connie Phillips, Carolyn and Doug Irwin, James and Brandi Huneycutt, and Tony and Debbie Webb.

“Each home displays a different interpretation of how they see Christmas,” said Myrna Ivey, a tour coordinator.

Tickets are $10. Directions to each house will be on the tickets. Tickets can be bought in advance or at the church or any of the featured homes. People taking the tour can drive to any home in any order they wish.

A reception will be held at the Bethesda United Methodist Church fellowship building.

For more information, call Bethesda UMC at 910-628-7858, Myrna Ivey at 910-628-7294, Sharon Lewis at 910-734-4615 or Debbie Webb at 910-827-5441.

Kelly Johnson hangs a Christmas reef for the Country Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 3 as his children, Brooke and Blake, watch on Wednesday.
http://www.robesonian.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_DSCN286720171122191934830-1.jpgKelly Johnson hangs a Christmas reef for the Country Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 3 as his children, Brooke and Blake, watch on Wednesday.

Kelly Johnson’s 80-year-old home will feature his living room, complete with various family antiques, during the Country Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 3.
http://www.robesonian.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_DSCN286320171122191950249-1.jpgKelly Johnson’s 80-year-old home will feature his living room, complete with various family antiques, during the Country Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 3.

By Tomeka Sinclair

Features editor

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