No place like homes for holidays
by Chip Latcham
Dec 06, 2013 | 242 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With the water crisis easing and as winter roars back into town on the winds of an arctic blast, Beeville area residents’ thoughts should return to preparing for Christmas.

One way to get into the holiday spirit for sure is to purchase tickets and go on the 31st annual Christmas Home Tour sponsored by the Beeville Art Association.

Scheduled Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. the cost is only $10 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under for this always crowd-pleasing fundraiser for the art group.

This year’s elaborately decorated homes open for the tour are the old Kinkler Homestead and those of Jo Ann and Jack Stewart, Tamara and Steven Scotten and Charlotte Shepherd, along with the Esther Barnhart House, which always serves refreshments.

Tickets and maps of the tour stops can be located at Hogue’s Jewelry, Wicker Basket and from all Art Association members. For more information, call 343-3119.

We encourage everyone to brave the elements and take the entire family to see these warm, festive homes. You might even come up with some unique ideas for decorating your own place.

Other opportunities worth checking out are the Bee County Historical Society’s third annual Christmas Tree Forest at the historic McClanahan House (through Dec. 15); the Beeville Community Chorus’ annual Christmas Concert performance in the historical Mission Espiritu Santo De Zuniga in the Goliad State Park at 8 p.m. Saturday (and in Beeville at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday); and the 30th annual Christmas in Goliad, which began with a lighted parade Friday at 7 p.m. and continues with vendors on the Square Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

So, get out there, enjoy the Christmas sights, sounds and other senses; but you had better bundle up!
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