By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: December 2008
Heather Isaacs and Alissa Powell, event co-directors of the Junior Ocieleta Club’s Christmas Home Tour, prepare for advance ticket sales at Uniquely Susie’s, the tour’s largest ticket vendor.
A Claremore Christmas tradition reaches a milestone with the 25th annual Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the Junior Ocieleta Club, on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
This year’s tour features the following homes: Brett and Jody Grubbs, 24165 S. 4150 Rd., Jeff and Loretta Price, 19357 Quail Run Ct., Scott and Tammy Nyman, 22902 S. Summit Dr., and Randy and Susan Hisel, 3401 Heritage Hills Parkway.
Tickets for the tour are $10. They can be purchased at any of the homes the day of, or they can be purchased in advance at participating businesses. “We encourage advance purchases,” says Sarah Nail, president of Junior Ocieleta Club. “If it’s bad weather or really cold, people won’t have to wait in line to get into the homes.”
These are all private homes, open to the public for this special event that draws 500 to 700 people each year. Members of the Junior Ocieleta Club will be at each home to answer questions. Individuals, families, groups and bus tours are welcome. Large groups and bus tours are asked to call in advance for accommodations.
The Junior Ocieleta Club was founded 52 years ago by philanthropist Ocie Mayberry. Today there are approximately 40 women who work to help the Claremore community. The Christmas Home Tour is their primary fundraiser.
The club uses 100 percent of its proceeds to support Claremore community projects, including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Claremore Public Schools Foundation, Safenet, Bit by Bit, The Manger, and Friends of the Library.
Heather Isaacs and Alissa Powell, co-directors of the event, invite everyone to stop by the club’s craft show before or after the tour at First Christian Church, located at 5th & Florence in downtown Claremore. Lots of crafters will offer their wares during this great shopping opportunity. Pick up Christmas gifts, holiday décor, jewelry, and much more. Admission is free. Hours for the craft show are also 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas Home Tour tickets can be purchased in advance at RCB Bank locations, Gripado’s Deli, 1210 Industrial Blvd., Java Dave’s, 1220 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Uniquely Susie’s, 2307 Holly Rd. (Highway 20 East), Hoover’s Have All Mall, 714 W. Will Rogers Blvd., and The Nut House, Highway 66 South.
Get into the Christmas spirit with sights and sounds of the season on Saturday, December 6!
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.