The Home Tour on December 8 started out with 10 of the ďNutsĒ gathering at Penney and Marcís home in Blacklick. They had their usual (large) Dickens display on the main floor, and a completely redone North Pole display in the basement, in addition to 4 smaller displays scattered throughout the house. Not many people elected to take Marcís Village Quiz, but Leigh Wolf worked through it and managed to get the high score this year.

From Blacklick, we drove up to Pat and Clarence Thomasí in Carroll. As usual, Patís display, which is largely Dickens and Snow Village, takes over the entire house, with a vignette in every room in the house (one shown below).

The final stop on the tour was at Deborah Albertsonís in Hilliard. Deborah has some fantastic displays in specially manufactured display cases, one shown in the next column. These are in addition to her large Dickens display (with a working train).

The group ended the day with an

informal meeting, and a drawing for some of the gifts that had been acquired from our associates, and other dealers throughout the













year. As usual, great food was provided at every stop, and everyone ended the day filled and contented. Many thanks to all the people who opened up their homes for the tour. More pictures can bee seen here.

December Tour

Ronald McDonald House Teardown

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January, 2008óLate Edition

Deborah will let everyone know the date for the teardown of this yearís Ronald McDonald House display during the January Home Tour. If it is at all possible, members are encourage to show up to help with this. A larger group means that everyone has fun, and the job goes much quicker.

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If you have any tidbits, articles, tips or general information you would like included in the newsletter, please send it to or call Marc at 740.964.6852.

Associate Dealers


American Greetings

1500 Polaris Parkway

Columbus, Ohio 43240

Telephone: 614.430.5933


Franny's Hallmark

6600 Sawmill Rd

West Worthington, Ohio 43205

Telephone: 614.766.6867


Carlton Cards

5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd

Dublin, Ohio 43016



Curio Cabinet

679 High Street

Worthington, Ohio 43085

Telephone: 614.885.1986


Lair's Hallmark

7728 Sawmill Rd

Dublin, Ohio 43017



Roush Hardware

609 S State St

Westerville, Ohio 43081

†(614) 882-3623