Christmas in The Villages

If you’re looking for a true Christmas village, complete with beautifully decorated homes, bright lights, carolers and refreshments, you won’t want to miss the Fortnightly Musicale’s “A Musical Christmas Tour” in The Villages.
Held every two years, this year’s Dec. 11-12 walking tour features four homes in The Villages subdivision that will be decked out for the holidays. You’ll take a peek inside the homes of Susan Denham at 4088 Lincoln Circle in Georgetown; Jane Hardin at 4148 Lincoln Circle in Georgetown; Holly Temple at 148 Wynthrope Drive; and John and Barbara Vaughn at 4118 Lincoln Circle in Georgetown.
“This is the first year we’ll have a walking tour and we’re exited about that,” said Margaret DeMoville, co-chairman of the event. “We want to make this whole area a Christmas Village.”
Some homes will be decorated with live greenery and fresh flowers while others will be more traditional with lots of greens and reds. Some of the homeowners have unusual collections they like to put out during the holidays.
Parking is available in the front parking bays and in the back parking bays on the alley of Lincoln Circle. Attendants will be directing parking.
Refreshments will be served at Denham’s home, and Fortnightly Musicale members as well as musicians from around the state will be performing in all of the homes throughout the tours.
“When you look at other tours, this really is a bargain,” said DeMoville. “Refreshments, four beautifully decorated homes and live musical and dance performances, all for $10?”
Fortnightly Musicale is a Tupelo club for those who perform and enjoy all forms of music. The club has about 50 members.
Money raised from the tour goes toward music scholarships for local and state students, DeMoville said.
“A lot of our scholarship recipients have gone on to be great musicians and nationally recognized,” she said.
“But we’re happy when they return home to teach and perform,” added Beth McAuley, co-chairman of the tour. “We have a lot of talent in Mississippi and our mission is to help our students. This is my passion.”
For more information, call Margaret DeMoville at (662) 842-7913 or Roden’s at (662) 840-0747.

Ginna Parsons/NEMS Daily Journal

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