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Americus holiday tour this weekend

AMERICUS -- The Sumter Historic Trust of Americus will present its annual Christmas Tour of Homes this weekend.

The event will be held noon-6 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets four the tour only are $20. For tickets that include an evening cocktail party and buffet, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Lee Council House, the cost is $65. Tickets may be obtained at Americus Welcome Center, Minick Interiors, Windsor Parlour Hair Design on Jackson Street in Americus and any Sumter Historic Trust board member.

Saturday's tour will highlight a variety of historic Americus homes, which range in style from Victorian, Edwardian and Antebellum, all bedecked in holiday fashion.

"This year, the tour's crown jewel will be a circa 1867 Gothic revival style home, which was recently moved from a nearby town, renovated and decorated by its owner, Mr. Furlow Gatewood, an Americus native who has resided in New York for more than 45 years," states a news release.

For more information, visit www.sumterhistorictrust.com.