Mount Pleasant Christmas in the Village event adds two properties to tour

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MOUNT PLEASANT — Back for the third year is Mount Pleasant’s Christmas in the Village.

Organized each year by the Historical Society of Mount Pleasant this year’s event is sure to delight. The Historical Society’s Elizabeth House and the Friends Church’s Samuel Gill House return with two additional properties added; the home of Gary Renyard and Justin McCrea and the Historical Society’s Bone Store.

“We are excited to add more locations to the tour this year,” said Angela Feenerty, president of the historical society.

“Mount Pleasant is such a special place, Everyone who lives here and everyone who visits feels the same. We love to share its history with our visitors, this tour is an opportunity for us to do so,” Feenerty said.

Mount Pleasant has over 40 buildings built prior to the Civil War, four of them will be open to view.

Dates for the Christmas tour are from 6-9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The following weekend Saturday, Dec. 8 from 1-4 p.m. the Historical Society will be hosting a Christmas tea. Visitors will be able to view the 11 decorated rooms of the Elizabeth House and try several festive holiday teas and a sampling of baked goods.

New to decorating the Elizabeth House this year is Anna Otto of Mount Pleasant, Dezarae Conn, Mindy Michalo and Jessica Glasgow of the Mount Pleasant branch of the People’s National Bank, Cheryl Lefebvre of French Twist Home and Garden located in Wheeling and Steubenville, and Sophia Isiminger of Colerain. Returning are Robert A. Harr Jr. of Mount Pleasant, Stanley Grabiak IV of Steubenville, Amanda Keesey of Mount Pleasant, Debbie Meadows of Cadiz, Beth Moore of Windows by Beth in St. Clairsville, Barb Isiminger of Colerain, and Angela Feenerty of Martins Ferry.

The decorators of the Samuel Gill House are all members of the Friends Evangelical Church and are involved in mission and community work. Decorating this year are, Lynn Barron, Donna Bess, Sarah Close, Nina, Dave and Katie Sutherland, and Donna Warren. Members of the church are also preparing home cooked meals.

Dinner will be available Friday evening Nov. 30, and lunch will be available Dec. 1, both at the Samuel Gill House.

Tickets for the Christmas tour will be sold at the Summer Kitchen of the Gill House and the corner of Market and Union streets, conveniently located next to the parking lot behind the Friends Church. Admission to the tea will be at the tearoom of the Elizabeth House.

For more information visit the Friends of the Historical Society of Mount Pleasant on Facebook or call 800-752-2631.