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November 11, 2012

A look into the community

NORMAN — Assistance League of Norman Holiday Home Tour set Friday, Saturday

With the holidays just around the corner, the Assistance League of Norman will once again host its annual home tour.

The tour gives individuals in the community an opportunity to preview Norman homes, community and lifestyles. The Holiday Home Tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Tickets are on sale for $20 from any Assistance League member and participating retailers: Brockhaus Jewelry, 2107 W. Main St.; Cayman’s, 2001 W. Main St.; Christmas Expressions, 2214 W. Lindsey St.; Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook St.; Kerns, 2001 W. Main St.; Mister Robert, 109 E. Main St.; Theos Marketplace, 3720 W. Robinson St.; Tulips, 570 Buchanan Ave.; and at the homes during the event for $25.

One of this year’s tour homes is that of Robert and Libbi Holbrook.

The couple have created a family atmosphere in their ranch-style home, which is a part of a deep Norman history.

Built in 1955, the home was constructed on a former site of a pond owned by “Big Boy” Johnson’s Dairy. The Holbrook family took residence of the home in 2006 and renovated it down to the studs.

Outside exists a new patio, outdoor kitchen, cabana, fireplace and a TV for game day celebrating. A new bar was designed to look like an antique, ordering custom moldings and utilizing unique paint treatments.

The Holbrook home, 216 Foreman Circle, is one of the five homes to be featured in the Assistance League’s Holiday Home Tour. Other homes include Stan and Cheryl, Berry 712 Juniper Lane; Andy and Elizabeth Greenhaw, 1901 Pine Oak Circle; Michael Pullen and Jim Allred, 402 Scarlet St.; and Steve Skidmore and Jim Helberg, 1901 Quail Creek Drive.

The proceeds from the event will help fund the philanthropic organization’s seven programs. The largest, Operation School Bell helps build a foundation for learning by providing children with new clothing, shoes and hygiene kits so they can arrive in the classroom ready to learn.

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