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November 28, 2012

Tour of homes, nativity display Friday, Saturday

CENTERVILLE — The home of Jeff, Laurie and Brandon Roof

Jeff and Laurie bought their little ranch style home in May of 2000. They have since added some of their own touches to make it cozier.   Christmas has always been dear and close to Laurie’s heart.  Her fondest collection is her snowmen which you will see throughout their home.  Their son Brandon’s room is themed around his love of hunting.  Their home features many decorations throughout, including a beautiful red quilt with snowflakes in their bedroom, gingerbread items and cottages in the kitchen, and a lighted nativity scene in the front yard under the tree.  Jeff, Laurie and Brandon welcome you to their home and hope you enjoy the tour.

The home of Rick and Chris Fenton

The home of Rick and Chris Fenton was built in 1995.  Their Christmas decorating began thirty years ago with the “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” signs.   They were a present made by Chris’ mother and stepfather.  Each year following they would make another piece to add to the collection.  In the basement you will see a large collection of Coca Cola items.  The collection began 20 years ago with a gift from her mother and has grown since.   Chris also has other collections passed down to her from her mother. The home features 25 Christmas trees with a different theme or color for each.  Chris and Rick really enjoy decorating each year especially for the enjoyment it brings to others.  They hope you enjoy your visit to their home.

The home of Neil and Diane MacArthur

This beautiful arts and crafts home was built one hundred years ago in 1912 by the Fisher Lumber Company for the Fisher family. Today, Diane and Neil MacArthur live in the home that has a very special meaning and connection to their family.  Neil and Diane had often come to Centerville to visit their daughter and her husband, Kristin and Michael Craver, and their children Noah, Natalie and Noelle.

In the early 1900s, Mike’s paternal great-grandfather, V. J. Craver, bought the Fisher Lumber Company and renamed it the Craver Lumber Company, occupying the Craver Lumber Company Building still clearly evident at the intersection of Maple & Drake.  Surprisingly enough, the second occupants of the home were Mike’s maternal great-grandparents, James and Della Shanks, owners of the Owl Pharmacy.  The Shanks occupied the home until the late 1980s.

The MacArthurs believe that fate was at play, as this uniquely connected home came on the market just about the time the MacArthurs were trying to reach a decision on whether to relocate here to be close to their family.  The MacArthurs look forward to your visit to their beautiful home.

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