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Annual Hancock County holiday home tour scheduled for Nov. 17

November 10, 2012
From staff reports , Weirton Daily Times

The Hancock County Arts Council will host its third-annual Holiday Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at different residences in Hancock County.

The Dickens Carolers of the Hancock County Museum - which also will be open, although not part of the tour - will be performing at a reception hosted by the New Cumberland Woman's Club at the Swaney Memorial Library on Court Street in New Cumberland from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to begin the tour.

Sites visited in any order include the Weirton homes of Joseph and Maria DiBartolomeo and Robert and Lea Shirer; the New Cumberland home of Marcy Grishkevich; the Homer Laughlin China Co. showroom in Newell; the historic, early-1900s Chester homes of the former Tallman family, now owned by Robert and Shelly Reed, the former McDonald-Calcott home now owned by Cynthia Jackson and the 2004 Georgian styled home of Joe and Jodie Juszczak featured in this year's West Virginia Magazine Christmas issue.

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The home of Joseph and Maria DiBartolomeo of Weirton is included in this year's third-annual Holiday Home Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. The tour allows residents to tour several area sites, as well as provides a chance to win a Fiesta gift basket valued at $500. -- Contributed

After getting tickets stamped at all seven sites, visitors will leave their ticket at their last location to be entered in a drawing to win a $500 value Fiesta gift basket donated by the Hancock County Arts Council, Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors' Bureau and the Homer Laughlin China Co.

Proceeds of the $20 ticket sales are divided among the Weirton and New Cumberland Women's clubs, the Chester Arts Council and Homer Laughlin China Co for community funded projects.

Tickets may be purchased at the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors' Bureau, Main Street and Cove Road in Weirton by calling (304)797-7001; by calling Sharon Neely, at (304) 797-1945: calling Nancy Wright, at (304) 564-3767; calling JoAnne Hobbs, at (304) 565-5819 or Judy Pryor, at (304) 387-1548.

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