Blakely Community Gears up for Holiday Tour

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The City of Blakely is decking the halls, literally.

"It's a very great time and in a small town, our town seems to sparkle and shine," Hometown Committee President Kaye Hall said.

Blakely's Holiday Tour is a community-wide effort.

Local businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, homeowners and the Hometown Committee play a key role in making it happen.

"It's just like a whirlwind of activity that we've been planning and working toward for months," Hall said.

Three historic homes will be the main event.

The first home on the tour is furnished holiday style with antiques.

"As it would be if you step back in yesteryear, Hall said.

Local antique shop-owner Nita Enfinger did the decorating.

"They could learn a lot about what life used to be like, what was important," Hall said.

The next home down the street is what they call the “Designer Home.”

The house features five different rooms. Each of them is decorated by a local designer.

"That is what is new this year that we have not had before. We've got some very creative designers in Blakely and they are working hard at it," Hall said.

The last home on the tour is Judge Lowry Stone's home, a turn of the century home.

The event is about way more than seeing homes decorated though, it's about feeling the Christmas spirit Blakely offers.

"It's just kind of magical at Christmas time," Hall said.

The tour starts Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and goes until 8:00 p.m. tickets cost $15.00.

Proceeds from the tour go to the city's mural project.