Milton Holiday House Tour a big success

December 12, 2023

The Women’s Club of Milton would like to thank the Town of Milton, its residents and all our out-of-town visitors for supporting and attending our 2023 Holiday House Tour. This year’s tour Dec. 9 was our most successful yet!

The WCOM cannot thank our gracious homeowners enough for opening their homes for the tour. Thank you to Debbie and John Agresti, Kathy and Mike Clark, Sharon and Bruce Elliott, Jolynn Esham, Andrea and Philip (Buddy) Finestrauss, Chris King, Alison and Bernard Miller, Mary Quigley and Greg Hitz, Mike Reynolds and Marshall Reynolds, and Cindi and Scott Sobel. Your homes were beautifully decorated to showcase Milton’s history and the warmth of the holiday season. This year, the tour included the Odd Fellows Golden Rule Lodge 17 providing a glimpse into Milton’s past. 

An enormous thank you also goes to the Milton Historical Society and Director DeeDee Wood, the Milton Arts Guild and President Sue Dutton, and town hall for participating as sites on the tour. Special thanks to Mayor John Collier and Town Manager Kristy Rogers for being part of the festivities.    

A huge thank you goes out to the merchants who took time to sell our tour books/tickets: The Mercantile at Milton, Lavender Fields, Friendly Flowers Florist and Lewes Gourmet. We are most grateful.

Also, thank you to the generous businesses and friends who advertised in our tour book. Special thanks to Randi Meredith for designing our tour book and to Deny Howeth for taking photos of the tour.  And thanks also to the Milton Chamber of Commerce for promoting our tour as part of its Milton Holly Festival activities.  

Another great big thank you goes to the more than 80 docents who volunteered their time and who made our visitors feel so welcome. Docents were from the Women’s Club of Milton, the Milton Garden Club, and other local organizations and residents.    

And last, but certainly not least, a giant thank you goes to the WCOM HHT/Fundraising Committee which worked tirelessly on this project for the past six months.  

The Holiday House Tour is the WCOM’s biggest fundraiser of the year. From the proceeds of this event and several others such as the Holly Festival WCOM Bake Sale, the 50/50 raffle and the Spring Bingo, we give back to the Town of Milton. We will once again be able to provide at least $6,000 in college scholarships to Milton high school graduates, to make donations to other local nonprofit organizations and to fund various town activities and events.

Again, thank you to all for making this year’s tour such a grand success! Best wishes to everyone for a very happy holiday season!  

Linda R. King 
Women’s Club of Milton Holiday House Tour 
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