The Semmes Christmas Tour of Homes and Tasting Tour is Saturday, December 13, 3-7 p.m.. Tickets will be available at the beginning site, Semmes Community Center, 10141 Moffett Road. That's also the site of the Tasting Tour, where approximately 20 restaurants, bakeries and specialty shops will be serving samples of their wares.
At the starting site, visitors will receive a map to all the beautifully decorated stops on the Homes Tour. One of those is the home of Lib Dodd, affectionately known as "The First Lady of Semmes." And among the many items to view at Ms. Lib's is the Chantilly lace wedding gown she wore in 1940 when she married Tom Dodd. But there's so much more there: all-natural decorations, including an unlighted Christmas tree with ornaments made by her children over the years. Ms. Lib is pictured above.
There are, of course, several other homes and public places on the Tour, all perfectly, uniquely decorated.
For a complete more details on this year's Tour, click on Call News or al.com at right. Advance tickets are available at Semmes Senior Center, 9635 Moffett Road and other Semmes area sites. For other details, call chair Diane Moore, 645-9176.