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Florence Symphony Guild Holiday Homes Tour raises money ‘for a great cause’

December 3, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – Six homeowners in Florence opened their homes Sunday to the community to raise money for the Florence Symphony Guild.

The homes that were included in the eighth annual Holiday Homes Tour were decorated for Christmas in fashions ranging from traditional to modern. Libby Love Wolford’s home at 1417 St. James Court had traditional decorations with elements added from her own family history. Ornaments made by family members and house ware that was passed down decorated her home.

Some others went for a theme, such as Theresa Brunson, who had a “Lowcountry” style at her home at 1018 Jackson Ave. Elements of this theme were incorporated into the decorations, such as Spanish moss and oyster shells.

Many families wanted to show off the history of Florence with their homes.

Jackie Travis said her home at 1220 McIntosh Woods was a “hidden gem” of Florence, along with many of the other homes in her area.

Some homes have been in their family for many decades.

Two homes had been completely renovated. Donna Collins and her husband, Scott, live in a renovated building at 155A N. Dargan St. in downtown Florence. The apartment-style home has a mid-century modern style, but it fits the downtown feel. The building, built in 1913, showed as very modern with touches of the traditional feel.

The homeowners love living downtown. They enjoy being close to all of the new restaurants, their workplaces and the general experience of living downtown.

All of the homeowners simply loved supporting the Florence Symphony Guild. Ken Jackson, who showed off his residence at 130B Courthouse Square in downtown Florence, said the Holiday Tours were for a “great cause.”

Others said they enjoyed seeing the tradition shown in the houses.

“The community enjoys the houses,” Libby Wolford said. “It’s a lot of fun, and it is for a great cause!”

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