The Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s House Tour features something a little different this year – a church!
Trinity Lutheran Church will be part of the tour, and it is truly a magical sight to say the least.
From the aw-inspiring stained glass windows to the realistic decorative organ pipes, the Christmas decor adds an appropriate accenting holiday atmosphere.
According to Barb Beachem, a life-long member of the church, it took about six church volunteers to put the decorations up and only about an hour to do so, not including the time it took to hang ornaments.
Besides the manger, which lacks a baby Jesus until the night before Christmas, the other centerpiece is the large tree, decorated with ornaments that have been handcrafted by members of the church using a variety of mediums.
“Over the years we have collected ornaments donated by our church members who have used a variety of craft items like fabric, wood, and paper, to make,” Beachem said.
The Christmas holiday is one of the most popular times of the year for the church, followed by other Christ-related holidays such as Easter and Palm Sunday.
A gallery of decorations is posted below.
About the House Tour:
The annual Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s House Tour will be December 2 from 10a.m.-3p.m.
The house tour will consist of the DeSanzo house, 417 Hazel Ave., the Leavens house, 405 Pershing St., the Saxton house, 412 Pershing St., the McAnallen house, 648 Crabapple Lane, the Bissell house, 3302 River Road, and the Trinity Lutheran Church, 207 Spring Ave.
The open house businesses are Shop At The Underpass, Kimple’s Jewelers, Posies by Patti, Market Place on Main, Peggy’s Hearts Desire, Blocher Jewelers, The Color Center, Wolverine Restaurant and Sweet Caroline’s.
Tickets are $10 each and admit one person.
Proceeds from the Christmas House Tour benefit the Municipal Woman’s Club Gazebo Fund and Civil Projects.
Photos by Cassandra Douglas/EllwoodCity.org