Annual Tour of Homes set for December 7

The Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Lights Arts Council is sponsoring Langdon’s Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Rademacher trees

Posted on 11/30/13

By Lee Coleman

Advanced tickets are on sale for $10 at Farmers and Merchants State Bank and Choice Financial Bank or participants can purchase their tickets the day of the tour for $12 at Farmers and Merchants State Bank.

Registration is being held at Farmers and Merchants State Bank starting at 12:30 and participants can register until 2 p.m.

All participants must register at FM Bank to receive a map with addresses and a hand stamp signifying registration and they will receive a bag to put their shoes in when they reach the homes. The bank will be serving cider and cookies during registration.

This year’s participants on the tour include: Bernie and Carol Goodman, Jim and Karla Rademacher, Rick and Karen Ring, Tom and Janet Schill and Bill and Peggy Davis.

 

What can participants expect to see at your home on the tour?

Schill:

Our home has a modern floor plan but we’re very country so that is the way we furnish and decorate.

Ring:

A fun festive wonderland, a home filled with holiday visuals that will surely put you in the holiday mood.

From thematic Christmas trees to an ambiance set with lights, my home will give guests the sense of going back to a “Rockwell Christmas”.

Rademacher:

We moved our house in from a farm near Hampden. It was empty for nine years and now has the sounds of a family again.

Davis:

Stained glass, hardwood floors, Barbie room and a depressed glass collection.

Goodman:

A lot of emphasis on family history. Many branches of our family homesteaded in Cavalier County so a lot of memorabilia has been handed down.

Why did you decide to place your home on the tour?

Schill:

We were asked to be on the tour by a chamber member. We figured this would give us a prime opportunity to let people see our house and home photography studio.

Ring:

We completely support our community’s organizations and like to help when we can.

Rademacher:

We enjoy decorating for Christmas and wanted to share our home.

Davis:

When Roxanne Felch McLean owned the home, she had it on this tour.

Goodman:

The holiday season is a special time and we enjoy having guests at our home. It is also a way to support two great organizations in our community.

Do you have a theme for your home?

Schill:

We are very country and we try to find those decorations that fit our style. The majority of the decorations on the Christmas tree have special meaning.

Ring:

To show how you can take a basic older home and add to it to make it a spacious, relaxing retreat.

Rademacher:

No theme, just decorated the way we like it to be.

Davis:

We will have several quilts on display, a snowman and Christmas village display and several Christmas trees.

Goodman:

You will see decorating touches of leaves and trees.

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