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Updated: 12/13/2017 08:30:04AM

Home & Garden tour another success

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Home host, Hank Miles, had fun making visitors to his home laugh at his raccoon puppet.

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Most visitors on the Lake Placid Garden Club Home Tour thought this cat was part of the decorations until he woke up.

Lake Placid Garden Club members, Peggy Branch (left) and Elizabeth Heller greeted visitors at the Home & Garden tour check-in station.

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Sharon Diaz displays center pieces and poinsettias that we available to those taking the home tour. She is a past president of the Lake Placid Garden Club.

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Esther Paulsen (left) is visiting from Michigan. Her daughter, Donna Kersey of Okeechobee, thought the home tour would be a great way to spend time together.

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Garden Club member Mary Meisenheimer serves up lime punch to her daughter, Kerry Lanier, at the Holiday Café before the Home Tour.

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Jackie Ludwig shares a moment with Lake Placid Garden Club President Margo Sanders. Ludwig's home and her garden were viewed by over 200 people during the tour.

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The 'Angel Tree' stays up year-round at Bernice Lambert's home.

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Homeowner Alice Oldford poses in front of her dining room table decorated with everything Christmas.

By JERRY MEISENHEIMER

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On Saturday, Dec. 9, over 200 Christmas enthusiasts went on sort of a scavenger hunt. Provided with detailed map instructions and with the help of well-placed signs, people with tickets to the seventh annual Lake Placid Garden Clubs Home & Garden Tour found their way to homes and gardens decorated for Christmas.

Most of us like to drive around and look at houses with Christmas lights and lawn decorations. But, on the Garden Club tour, people got to go inside host houses and wander through every room to admire how homeowners prepared for Dec. 25. Participants visited four such homes and two gardens this year, despite the very cool and misty weather.

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