Historic Centerville, Inc., is hosting its 5th annual Garden and Home Tour on Saturday, July 12 from 9 – 4 and Sunday, July 13, from 11 – 4. This year’s gardens and home are in the Centerville area. There will be a city garden and 4 country gardens. One of the gardens features a man cave in a barn . There will also be a Petal and Stem Garden Club Boutique at one of the properties. The 1888 historic farm house on Willow Grove Road has been renovated by Charlie and Ruth Bane. Two of the gardeners are members of the Petal and Stem Garden Club.
Tickets will be $10 each and available at the Mansion House at 214 E Main Street in Centerville on the days of the event. Advance tickets will be available at the Centerville Library on East Main Street in Centerville or by mail by sending a check to Historic Centerville, PO Box 73, Centerville, IN 47330 by July 3. A self-addressed, stamped envelope needs to be included with the order.
There will be an ice cream social from noon to 5 each day. The public is invited to this event. Ice cream, pie, and drinks will be available at the Mansion House and those who purchase a tour ticket will receive a free drink. All items are ala carte. Pie will be $2.50, ice cream $2.00, and drinks will be 75 cents.
All proceeds go towards the maintenance and restoration of the Mansion House property which includes the Salisbury Court House.
The Salisbury Log Court House is over 200 years old and is the 1st Court House in Wayne County. It is in need of replacement logs that have been damaged by insects. We have a goal of $40,000 and so far have raised $17,000. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Make all checks payable to Historic Centerville, PO Box 73, Centerville, IN 47330 noting it is for the Log Court House. All donations are tax deductible as Historic Centerville is a non-profit organization.
Call Myra Baldwin (977-5605) or Ruth Bane (855-5450) with any questions.
Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy The Garden and Home Tour.