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Delavan tour of homes to benefit soccer club

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ANN MARIE AMES
November 8, 2010
— Families can take some time this weekend to get into the holiday spirit while beefing up next year's scholarship pot for Delavan-Darien High School soccer playing graduates.

The sixth annual Delavan-Darien Holiday Tour of Homes will take place Saturday at homes and businesses in and near Delavan. Money raised will be used for scholarships for the Delavan-Darien Soccer Club.


This year's tour includes:


John and Geri Cangelosi home, 134 S. Sixth St., Delavan. This cream-city brick home is believed by many to have been designed by E. Townsend Mix, the architect who designed the Allyn Mansion on Walworth Avenue. Townsend was the Wisconsin state architect in the mid 1860s and designed buildings across the United States.


Cangelosi has restored many of the original elements of the home while restoring the rooms' original footprints after the building spent decades as a multi-family home.


Steve and Judy Jacobson home at The Apple Barn, W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn. The residents of the home are the sixth- and seventh-generation descendents of owner Jacob Jacobson, who moved to the community from Norway and built the home in 1848.


Many of the original details of the home remain such as the outdoor wood-burning stove that heats the entire property.


A modern detail includes hand-painted, personalized murals in the children's rooms by Delavan artist Lori Hintz.


Once a working dairy and cash crop farm, the farm now is part of The Apple Barn Orchard and Winery.


Randy and Cindy Wuttke, N3694 Old 89, Darien. This 10-year-old home features a southern view of a natural pond and farm fields as well as an open kitchen and living area.


Christmas decorations range from a tree decorated with Hummel figurines to a tree decorated with Harley-Davidson ornaments.


Look for the giant ear of corn to find the driveway from Old Highway 89.


Rich and Diane Doerr home, N3134 Elm Ridge Road, Delavan. The oak tree growing in the home's front courtyard often gives visitors the impression that the tree grows through the home. Other unique details include Milwaukee stained glass, antique streetlights from Iowa and an antique ceiling fan from Chicago's Marshall Field's.


Chris and Andy Thone home, 7974 Summit Drive, Delavan. Andy Thone is an interior designer whose style reflects her European background; she moved to Delavan from Germany in the 1990s.


Comfort Suites, 312 Bauer Parkway, Delavan. The stop will include cider, freshly baked cookies, a gift bag and a chance to win a free night's stay.


IF YOU GO
What: Delavan-Darien Tour of Homes
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Bradley's Department Store, 222 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan; Community Bank, 820 E. Geneva St., Delavan; Walworth State Bank, 1221 South Shore Drive, Delavan. Make checks payable to Delavan Soccer Club. Proceeds benefit the Delavan-Darien High School Scholarship fund.
For more information: Call Debbie Mowery at (262) 949-8784

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