One new facet has been added to the Semmes Christmas Tour of Homes and Tasting Tour this year--local merchants and individuals have contributed several door prizes that visitors have the opportunity to win.
Leigh Quinnelly, whose specialty around this time of year is designing and creating Christmas wreaths, is one donor.
In the photo at left, courtesy of Adam Quinnelly, the artist is surrounded by wreaths, one of which she will contribute as a door prize and the rest to be used in decorating the Semmes Community Center for the Tasting Tour.
The Homes Tour is 3-7 p.m,, Saturday, December 13; the Tasting Tour is 3-5 p.m. Among the restaurants, bakeries and specialty shops sponsoring the Tasting event will be Beef O'Brady's, Chef Rob & Co., Chick-fil-A, Chill Yogurt, Foosackly's, Greer's CashSaver, Hickory Pit Too, Lenny's Sub Shop, Los Rancheros, Midtown Donuts, Ms. Ritchie's Ice Cream and Bakery, Papa John's Pizza, Sakura, Semmes House of Pizza, Subway, Target, Taylor Made Bakery, Walgreens, Walmart and Winn Dixie.
Advance tickets are $10 each and are available at Semmes Senior Center, Meggie B's, Ruby Blue Boutique and T&T Nursery or may be purchased for $12 at the door at starting site, Semmes Community Center, 10141 Moffett Road. For information, call Tour Chair Diane Moore, 645-9176.