Participants in the Sixth Annual Jingle for Tots Run helped support the Salvation Army and the children’s ministries of Alexander City First United Methodist Church, which organized the run Saturday. Runners could participate in the 5K, 10K or one mile run, which was followed by a pancake breakfast. | Alison James

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Tour of Homes helps historical society

Published 12:37pm Tuesday, December 11, 2012

StillWaters residents opened their homes to friends and strangers alike Saturday for the eighth annual Tour of Homes to benefit the Tallapoosa Historical Museum.

“We were pleased,” said Will Ponder, president of the Tallapoosee Historical Society. “We had very favorable comments.”

The tour featured 12 StillWaters homes, ranging from a log cabin to a penthouse. Many were decorated for Christmas.

“They wanted a variety of homes here in StillWaters,” said Kris Dobbs. “They asked us, and we said sure.”

People filtered in and out of the StillWaters homes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to admire rooms, furnishings, decorations and unique touches, all while supporting the museum.

“We love to see these wonderful homes,” said participant Janice Reynolds.

Sharon Gaither with the Tallapoosee Historical Society said she thought having a variety of houses was a great aspect of the tour.

“It’s just been fantastic,” Gaither said. “We sold lots of tickets.”

Ponder said he appreciated everyone’s help and participation. He said they won’t know how much money they raised until the first meeting of the new year because people are still making donations.

Ticket sales and donations will go toward renovating and expanding the museum, Ponder said.