West Point, Oxford plan holiday home tours, too

By Ginna Parsons/NEMS Daily Journal

The West Point Main Street Association is gearing up for its first ‘Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes’ on Sunday from 4 until 7 p.m.
The tour will feature seven homes along West Point’s Main Street. The tour will culminate at Palate Panache on Commerce Street with hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
On tour is the home of Jane and Stokes Smith, a two-story, Neo-Federal house built in 1941 by the J. W. Young family; the home of Kathy and Dwight Dyess, a Spanish Colonial house built in 1927 by the Pryor family; the home of Melanie and Michael Busby, one of West Point’s oldest homes that was extensively renovated around 1915; the home of Judy and Billy Buck Staggers, a two-story family house built in 1968 by Staggers’ grandmother; one of West Point’s grandest homes, the home of Jiji and Mark Pridmore, a classic Greek Revival house built in 1858 by merchant James M. Collins; the split-level cottage of Cheryl Sundbeck, built in 1932, designed by local architects Cromwell and Smith; and the renovated post-war home of Scott Reed, built in 1945.
Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased in advance at Petal Pusher’s, Culin-Arts, Windmill Antique Mall, Rose Drug Store, The Green Leaf, Annabelle’s Antiques, Bits-n-Pieces, The Growth Alliance, Outdoor Gear and Maw Maw’s Treasures. Tickets will be available the day of the event at any of the homes for $25 each.
A trolley will be available along Main Street the day of the event to help with transportation and parking. Proceeds from the event will be used for the purchase of signage for the highway, downtown and the historic district.
For more information, call the Growth Alliance at (662) 494-5121.

Oxford’s walking tour
The Junior Auxiliary of Oxford will present a “Holiday Tour of Homes” Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.
The five participating homes on the walking tour belong to Mary Ann and Steve Cockerham at 1406 Jefferson Ave.; Sally and John Williams at 1502 Jefferson Ave.; Pati and James Herndon at 1510 Jefferson Ave.; Barbara Lowe and Jon Moen at 1423 Jefferson Ave.; and Glenda and Mike Alderson at 1533 Jefferson Ave.
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at any of the homes on the days of the tour or by calling (662) 816-1725.