8 homes in Smyrna/Vinings will be featured on holiday tour
by Katy Ruth Camp
November 30, 2010 12:00 AM | 4169 views | 4 4 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A small 1956 brick ranch is now an expanded French Country home complete with a fountain.<br>Staff/Anthony Stalcup
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The Holiday Home Tour of Smyrna/Vinings will take place Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., with eight homes being featured this year. The annual event, hosted by the Foundation of Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna, features Christmas decor at some of Smyrna's most beautifully renovated homes.

"We always look for diversity in our homes, and this year we have some really wonderful homes that people will really enjoy," said Sharon Croyle, director of Development and Volunteer Services at Emory-Adventist Hospital.

Croyle said the tour, which is in its ninth year, raises money to meet extraordinary needs of the hospital. Tickets cost $20 each. This year, funds will go toward the purchase of digital mammography equipment for Emory-Adventist, which will be used to detect breast cancers that may not be detected through other screenings.

"This is the most cutting-edge breast screening product out there right now, and will provide a better, clearer picture of the breast and eliminate some additional testing that is sometimes needed. It's like looking at an analog television versus a hi-definition television. The image can be viewed at 360 degrees and can be magnified to detect problems," Croyle said.

Croyle said the foundation received around $20,000 during last year's home tour, which was used for the hospital's outpatient center. Although ticket sales are a little slower this year, the foundation hopes to at least meet last year's numbers.

Mammography equipment will cost $220,000 and the foundation has already raised $80,000, Croyle said.

The homes on this year's tour range from a 1927 home with holiday decor from nature and childhood nostalgia, to a 5-year-old Craftsman home with a mix of older and newer decorations, accompanied by plenty of Christmas trees.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (770) 438-5232 or by visiting the following Smyrna businesses: Freckled Frog, 1326 Concord Road; Love Street Gifts, 1925 Concord road; The Honeybee, 2968 Atlanta Road; or Patina, 1125 Concord Road.

A sealed-bid auction along with a complimentary tearoom is being presented at Community Bank of the South at 3016 Atlanta Road in Smyrna.
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What idiots....
December 01, 2010
Why in the world are they having this the same day as the Marietta Pilgrimage? Stoooooopid.
decatur is awesome
December 01, 2010
ms,.how do you eat & walk with your head buried in the sand? Do you no understand the city of Smyrna is de-valuing huge swaths of Smyrna, so they can buy w/ OUR tax money,.. then line the pockets of their good buddies?

Do you understand why no private business will locate to Smyrna? Do you enjoy driving to a different city to Whole Foods, Trader Joes & shopping botiques? Do you like driving to other cities to walk though gardens & greenways?

What is pretty about walking along a barren sidewalk along Atlanta Road? Do you understand, Smyrna has done NOTHING to protect its older , quaint neighborhoods--no athestics, streetscapes, street furniture, bike lanes, Concord Road-- helloo??? it's an absolute DISGRACE!!! & it cost taxpayers 8.2 MILLION to get in that shape!!! What do YOU think will happen , if they get their way & turn all these cut through roads into 4 & 6 lane highways & bolevards?? bye-bye neighborhoods!!Have you ever walked around Decatur?? Try it sometime,... then you'll see what is wrong in Smyrna!!

Sorry you like vacant lots, big brother & corruption- people like YOU are why corruption in Smyrna is allowed to continue!
ms - I Love Smyrna!
December 01, 2010
My family and I have lived in Smyrna for 6 years and LOVE it! I'm sorry, I don't understand the last comment at all. Forest Hills, the neighborhood we live in, is absolutely beautiful! People walk their dogs, push strollers, ride their bikes and excercise all the time. We have probably no less than 10 parks within a 3 mile radius. Not to mention the Smyrna Village which is a delight to walk to and grab some lunch or dinner. There are lots of cute shops and restaraunts, a Community Center, Library, a pond with picnic tables and wildlife and plenty of sidewalks to just enjoy walking. We have thoroughly enjoyed living here and would highly recommend Smyrna, especially our neighborhood, to anyone looking for a wonderful place to live!
mk- I love Decatur!!
November 30, 2010
How 'bout a tour of vacant lots in Smyrna!?! SOMETHING needs to wake these people in Smyrna up & realize the people that are enjoying quality of life, live in Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Roswell, Decatur, Milton, Sandy Springs & yes, Vinings, too. But nowhere in Smyrna will you find- complete streets, walkable neighborhoods, greenways & bike paths, quaint shoppes,resturant & theatre district, public art or any hope for modern architecture & green housing!!!

Why have the people in Smyrna allowed this mayor & council to continue this path of destruction? The more they can DEvalue homes & businesses,... the MORE the king himself can BUY w/ OUR tax money!!!Do you not believe you deserve better? Well, Smyrna is very unattractive to businesses & good people-- & if this mayor & council have their way- Smyrna won't have a chance to feel like neighborhoods @ all- it is about to be one great big city of ROADWAYS, HIGHWAYS & BOULEVARDS!
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