Tour of Homes this weekend

4 residents open their houses for annual T.T.T. event

GTNS photo by Grace King

Jan and Ron Crow's home at 1706 E. Ashford Circle in Mt. Pleasant is a stop on T.T.T.'s Tour of Homes on Sunday, Nov. 18.
GTNS photo by Grace King Jan and Ron Crow's home at 1706 E. Ashford Circle in Mt. Pleasant is a stop on T.T.T.'s Tour of Homes on Sunday, Nov. 18.

Homeowners have once again volunteered to open their houses for T.T.T. Chapter DD’s annual Tour of Homes in Mt. Pleasant on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Four homeowners are participating this year, giving tour-goers the chance to see some of the town’s historic sites, newly built house and homeowners’ collections.

“It’s been so great that so many people in town have volunteered their homes,” Chapter DD member Christine Broeg said. “It’s really the homeowners doing it that make it such a successful event, opening their homes with the proceeds going to such a philanthropic organization.”

Jan and Ron Crow’s home at 106 E. Ashford Circle in Mt. Pleasant is an open-concept living area that is both comfortable and welcoming. The house is filled with Jan’s family heirlooms, including a Hoosier cabinet, her mom’s hen and chick collection, her grandfather’s humidor and fun signs and decorations. The master bedroom is decorated with little red trucks for Christmas.

Carrie and Wayne Hester’s home at 2568 Iowa Avenue in Mt. Pleasant was completed in November 2017. It is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom 2,400 square-foot dream home with a wrought-iron staircase, a Heatilator fireplace a four seasons room overlooking three acres of property and other amenities.

Sue and Darrell Williamson live at 1243 Old Highway 34. Their home, built in 1962, is decorated with historic furnishings and collectibles such as seven grandfather clocks, and about 25 Aladdin Lamps.

Finally, Rachel and Cal Litwillers’ home at 311 N. Adams Street in Mt. Pleasant is the oldest home in the tour, built in 1912. It has original woodwork, pocket doors and is decorated with original artwork.

The money raised through Tour of Homes goes to help send four to five girls to Camp Wyoming at the end of their fourth-grade year. T.T.T. purchases everything they will need during camp including camp fees, transportation costs and buys them new clothes, Broeg said.

Teachers choose students who may not have the opportunity to go to camp and recommend their names to T.T.T. Camp Wyoming gives girls the chance to develop independence, initiative and develop self-worth.

After sending these girls to camp, T.T.T. continues to keep in touch with them. T.T.T. offers scholarships to those who choose to go on to get a college degree or go to trade school, Broeg said.

The National T.T.T. Society is a nonprofit philanthropic organization founded in 1911 in Mt. Pleasant.

Tickets can be purchased at Jerry’s Restaurant or Brown’s Shoe Fit or at any homes on the day of the tour.