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Greencastle tour a mix of modern and historic homes

December 11, 2009|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

GREENCASTLE, PA. -- The 2009 Greencastle Heritage Christmas Home Tour will include a mix of modern and historic homes, three of which are listed for sale.

Five homes will take center stage Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. for the annual tour. Also featured is the Antrim House Restaurant, where refreshments will be served.

Tickets for the tour will be on sale at the Holiday House on the square near Tower Bank from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Cherish Eby said she and her husband, Jeremy, agreed to add their two-story Cape Cod to the tour, in part, because they are trying to sell the 1956 home.

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Two other homes on the tour, the home of Jessica and Corey Green on Brookview Drive and the Baltimore Street home of Allyson and Bryan Flynn are also listed for sale online.

The Ebys bought their house on Washington Street in 2002 at auction and since have made many upgrades.

On Sunday, the Eby home will sparkle with winter, Cherish Eby said.

Decorated by her mother, Susan Bonebrake of Greencastle, the house will glitter with soft lights and natural decor.

Most of the homes will feature natural Christmas decorations such as fresh pine and fruit.

Jan Eppleman has been decorating her home on Carlisle Street for years.

Owning a home, parts of which date to 1791, made natural decor seem fitting, she said.

Her home will be decorated in a country Christmas theme, and will showcase her many collections and personal art.

"It's like a little museum in here," she said.

This will be the third time Eppleman and Harry Miller have decorated their home for the tour, she said.

Seeing all the people come through to admire her home makes participating worth all the work.

Misty and Michael Stenger, who are opening their 1971 home for the first time, hope Eppleman is right.

"The trick now is keeping it clean," Misty Stenger said.

With one room yet to decorate in the ranch-style house on Moss Spring Avenue, Stenger said she will be glad to have her home finished and ready for the season.

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce hosts the event each December as part of its monthlong Christmas celebration.

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