The Cedar Square Friends Meeting, on Harlow Road at Cedar Square Road southeast of Archdale in Randolph County, will hold its Tour of Lights and supper Dec. 1 from 4 to 9 p.m.
The tour, which costs $5, and the soup and sandwich supper ($4 for adults and $2.50 for children) are the meeting's Christmas fund-raising effort. Tickets may be purchased at the church on Dec. 1.The event is being called the Tour of Lights because as visitors approach the church they will see up to 12 miles of luminaries. Once at the church, visitors will be welcomed to a room prepared for a Christmas supper. The theme of the room is ``Snowbird' for the feathery creatures, candlelight and snowflakes used as decorations.
The soup and sandwich supper will feature 10 types of soups and special finger food. The supper includes dessert and a beverage. A bake sale will also be held for those wishing to purchase some holiday baked goods.
For more information call the church at (919) 431-2853.
Homes on tour The Tour of Lights begins at the church's fellowship hall where vans will be waiting to transport tour-goers. The five Cedar Square homes will be lit with luminaries and decked out for the Christmas season. The homes, which range in style from modern to antique, belong to Jon and Michelle Cheek, Rick and Diane Johnson, Kerry and Sandy Martin, Tim and Tammy Mengle and Hal and Hilda Mosley.
The Cheeks' home, built by Michelle Cheek's great-great-grandparents, is also known as the ``Honeymoon House.' In their case, this is particularly fitting since they have been married for less than a year. The house is decorated with antiques and collectibles.
The Johnsons' home is on Spencer Road. This brick rancher was originally in Archdale and was moved to Cedar Square in 1986. The decor echoes the area's rural heritage. Dairy antiques abound - milk bottles, milk cans, a churn and old tools. Brightly colored quilts and wall hangings accent each room.
The Martins' home on Branson Davis Road is new. It features 12-foot, tray and cathedral ceilings, full-length windows and sky lights. Emerald green, mauve and taupe dominate the color scheme. For those thinking of building, it offers lots of ideas on the inside and out.
The home of Tim and Tammy Mengle on Branson Davis Road is the old Ras' Johnson place. Built circa 1920, the house is full of irregularities - no two windows in the house are the same size. Warm and cozy, the house brims with antiques and eclectic items. It is considered a fine example of early 20th century rural living.
The Mosley's home on Spencer Road is their hobby. Every room in the home will have its own decorated Christmas tree. Every year during the Christmas season, the couple's normal home accessories go into storage to make way for the Christmas decorations. A yearly open house at Christmas time is a tradition with this family.
Want to go?
To reach Cedar Square Friend Meeting from Greensboro take the 220 Bypass South. Take the Level Cross exit and then turn right. At the stop sign take a left. Cross Deep River Bridge and take the first road to the right, Davis Country Road. Proceed though the crossroads at the stop sign and the church will be on your right.