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Milton chamber holding Christmas walk of homes on Sunday

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NEIL W. JOHNSON
December 3, 2011
— Some of the city’s finest homes will be open for holiday guests this Sunday as part of the ninth annual Milton Christmas Walk.

The event, organized by the Milton Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, is part of a full weekend of holiday shopping and activities. Residents can buy a ticket to tour five well-known Milton homes, which will be decorated for the holidays. Some of the houses are considered historic Milton homes, and most are within easy walking distance of each other.


This year, some proceeds from the walk will benefit the planned splash park in Goodrich Park.


Here’s a glance at the houses in this year’s walk:


502 E. Madison Ave.


Owners: Craig & Pam Thomas


Details: The one-time home of Darwin Maxon, a firebrand abolitionist and Seventh Day Baptist, this home was built in 1870 with cream city brick and was later owned by Kenneth Babcock.


442 E. Madison Ave.


Owners: Ryan & Kristin Koenig


Details: This white, two-story colonial-style home was built in 1890. Home to the Koenigs since 2010, the residence has been updated—but it still has original stained glass windows and other features.


413 Plumb St.


Owners: Michelle & Jeff Lemke


Details: This two-story home was built 1880, but the Lemkes have lived there since 1996. Original built-in fixtures in the home will be accented with holiday décor.


40 Windsor Court


Owner: Pam Brock


Details: This newer construction ranch-style farmette blends contemporary with a dash of pastoral. Built in 1987, the home has custom cabinetry and tile work. Outside, it’s a slice of rural life in the city with sheep and horses on the property.


Whitford Hall, 525 College St.


Owner: Eric Stockman & Katy Staab


Details: Built in 1909 and once the library and science building for the now-defunct Milton College, the revival-style Whitford Hall was renovated in 2010. It now houses Extreme Fitness Center and is home to Stockman, Staab and their children.


Milton Christmas Walk

What: A holiday-themed tour of five Milton homes


When: 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.


Cost: $7 per ticket. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Tickets are available at all homes on the Christmas walk. $1 from the purchase of each ticket benefits the planned Goodrich Square Splash Park.


Other Milton Holiday activities

What: Hot Dogs with Santa. Event includes games, hot dogs and pictures with Santa.


When: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.


Where: The Gathering Place, 715 Campus St., Milton.


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What: Christmas Carol sing-a-long


When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.


Where: Main Hall, former Milton College, 513 College St., Milton.


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What: Holiday Shop Hop holiday shopping event. Get a gift card stamped at participating Milton businesses for a chance to win a gift basket.


When: Through Sunday, December 4.


Details: For a list of participating businesses, visit maccit.com.



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