Every room in every home on the Semmes Christmas Tour has a story to tell. That's especially true of the home of Kathy and Bob Stacy. For example, there's the toy room with a train running around a circular track and a little collection of Santas from Bob's childhood.
The Stacy's are exceptionally gracious hosts, and visitors will find their home fully decorated with themes being carried out in bedspreads, wall hangings and table settings.
The 9th Annual Semmes Christmas Tour is Saturday, December 9, with the Tasting Tour being from 3-5 p.m. and the Homes Tour, 3-7 p.m. There are four Host Homes, a "Whoville" park, and several businesses and specialty shops on the Tour.
The event is sponsored by Semmes Woman's Club with advertising sponsorship by the City of Semmes and Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson. The Tour has been endorsed as an ALABAMA 200 Bicentennial event as part of the "Exploring our Places" theme of the three-year celebration.
Tickets are a $10-per-person donation in advance and are available at Semmes Senior Center, Meggie B's, Hickory Pit and online at Eventbrite.com. Admission is $12 at the door. Guests will be given a map of Tour sites when they arrive at Allentown Elementary School, the starting point. Proceeds from the Tour will benefit a new Semmes Senior Center pavilion project and other SWC ongoing projects.