Holly Trail tour back for 2019
PARKERSBURG — After a one year hiatus, the GFWC Parkersburg Woman’s Club will present its Holly Trail 2019 tour of homes on Dec. 8.
The tour, now in its 51st year, will feature four homes in Parkersburg and Vienna.
It will be 1-5 p.m. Dec. 8 and tickets are $15 from members and at Crown Florals or Gift Gallery. Refreshments will be served during the tour at the Woman’s Clubhouse at 332 Ninth St. in downtown Parkersburg.
This year’s homes will include:
* Richard and Victoria West, 1800 Market St., Parkersburg
* Beverly Zablocki, 21 Edgewood Park, Parkersburg
* Dr. and Mrs. Smith, 30 Wyndemere Drive, Vienna
* Tanaz Tahbaz, 31 Wyndemere Drive, Vienna.
The two Vienna locations on Wyndemere Drive are located next to each other.
Heidi Smith, of 30 Wyndemere Drive, Vienna, said the home will feature 16 Christmas trees decorated in a variety of styles and themes for the holiday. The trees will include a movie tree, a nutcracker tree, a travel tree featuring ornaments from locations the family has visited and a Grandparents Tree featuring pictures of their grandparents.
Tanaz Tahbaz, of 31 Wyndemere Drive, Vienna, located next to the Smith home, said the first floor of the Tahbaz home will feature several trees decorated as they had been for her children over the years.
Victoria West, of 1800 Market St., Parkersburg, said several themes will be featured in the trees and decorations in her home, including a vintage Parkersburg exhibit.
Beverly Zablock, of 21 Edgewood Park, will have nine decorated Christmas trees in her home, one in each room, along with other decorations. She has been collecting Santa Claus figures for 30 years and pieces from her collection will be on display throughout the home, which is located off West Virginia Avenue just up from Murdoch Avenue in Parkersburg.
The Woman’s Club held its 50th annual Holly Trail tour in December 2017 before taking a one year break. Holly Trail is a fundraiser for the non-profit club, which has members working to make a difference through volunteering.
Some current projects include: awarding scholarships to local high school senior girls; establishing Free Little Libraries in the area in an educational collaboration with design and construction classes at Parkersburg High School; accessing nursing homes with arts, conservation, gifts programs; sponsoring art education through community art shows with awards; community events for veterans, firefighters and police; sponsor Leadership Camps such as Girl State; and others.
For the tour, each location will have a House Hostess to direct and assist.
Wayne Towner can be reached at email@example.com