“Annual Tour of Homes”

This year’s event will be held, Friday, December 7, 2018 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. followed by a reception at the beautifully decorated Austin-Whittemore House which opens at 5:00 p.m.  There will be 5 large homes as follows:

Craig and Marsha Thompson – 1416 Rockwell Trail – This new home built in 2017 is located at Bliss Pointe.  The ranch style, lower level walkout home overlooks the bluff.  The back patio and upper level deck are favorite places to take in the beautiful views.

Brandon and Erika Schapekahm – 215 Court Street – This lovely yellow historic Charles E. Prentis house was built in 1892 overlooking the bluff.  Mr. Prentis was one of the five trustees when Vermillion was incorporated in 1893.  Prentis Park was named in memory of his wife as he donated the land.

Arnold and Janis Rokusek – 514 Burbank Rd. – This late 20th century modified Cape Cod was built in 2005 and is located at the bottom of South University Hill.  One of the enjoyable features of this house is a large front porch.  This house has a semi-open floor plan with the center staircase being the focal point.

Art and Lana Rusch – 925 Ridgecrest Dr. – This home is located on the bluff with wonderful views and built in 1969.  The Rusches have updated this ranch style house to meet their style and needs.  They recently added a master bedroom suite.

Cleland and Pat Cook – 2711 East Main Street – Family members built this 2-story brick Virginia Colonial home in 1981.  A water-exchange heat pump is used to heat and cool the entire home.  Deer, pheasants and other wildlife are seen on the acreage.

Tickets may be purchased at the Austin-Whittemore House, Davis Pharmacy and Lisa Johnson at the Spa at Wynie Maes 25 West Main starting November 16,2018 until the date of the Tour.  The price per ticket is $20, unless you would like to use the City Transit bus as transportation to and from the homes, which has been arranged for by the Board.  You must contact Wess Pravecek at the A-W House if you wish to do this as space is limited at $25 per ticket.  Hosts will check off their home on the ticket as guests enter their home.  This ticket is also to be used for the reception.

“Annual Sweets and Treats”

This fundraiser will be held, Saturday, December 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Austin-Whittemore House,  15 Austin Street. Let us do your Christmas baking for you.


Published on August 8, 2018 at 2:02 am  Comments Off on Events