The Friends of Old Fountain Head Cemetery will host its 2019 Christmas Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. The tour will end at The Temple Theatre where local actor, producer, and author Chip Arnold will do a reading of A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote at 6 p.m. 

Tour locations are The Barn at Spring Lake Farms at 395 N. Happy Hollow Road, James and Susan Smith home at 101 Terrace Court, Chip and Kay Arnold home at 323 Jackson Road, Drew and Megann Thompson home at 114 Collins Lane, the historic Moye-Green House and the Temple Theatre in downtown Portland.

Tickets are $20 and are available at Occasions, The Farmers Bank (main office) and The Portland Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will also be available at the homes and the theatre the day of the tour. The ticket price includes the reading by Arnold at the Temple Theatre. All proceeds go directly to the upkeep of the cemetery.

“We are so very excited about our Christmas Tour of Homes this year,” said Becky Jennings. “We have something for everyone’s taste. A grand new construction home, an historical town home and a lovely farmhouse. To top it off, the Temple Theatre will be opened for tours and folks will be able to see the progress being made on this landmark. Something truly unique this year will be the reading of A Christmas Memory by Chip Arnold. Folks will gather back at the Temple Theatre at 6 p.m. for this treat and enjoy cookies and cider while soaking up what’s sure to be a special Christmas memory for all attending. 

“We greatly appreciate the support of our community. All money from the tours will benefit The Old Fountain Head Cemetery and this fundraiser is a special way to support the cemetery while enjoying a special afternoon.”

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