Let’s “Shine the Spotlight” on the New Bern Woman’s Club!

The New Bern Woman’s Club rang in the Holiday Season today during their 14th Annual “Holly and Ivy” Holiday Homes Tour!

Homeowners and the New Bern Firemen’s Museum opened up their doors and welcomed local residents and visitors to enjoy refreshments and cookies.

The ladies of the New Bern Woman’s Club welcomed everyone who entered the halls that were decked with Boughs of Holly and traditional Holiday decor.

Owners of the following homesteads were gracious enough to allow people to see their historical homes:

– Dr. William R Hand House, 216 Johnson St. ca. 1925-1926 (Owners: Martha and Jim Ross

– Old Headmaster’s House, 422 Johnson St. ca. 1830-1840 (Owners: Brenda and Peter McMurray)

– John Horner Hill House, 713 Pollock St. ca. 1770-1780 (Owner: Cammie Lassiter Lee)

– Sugar Plum Treats House/Forbes House, 717 Pollock St., ca 1760-1770 (Owners: Ronnei and Gerard Greene)

– The Thomas Daniels Rental Property, 215 Hancock St., ca 1895 (Owners: Moira and Bruce LaViolette)

– Lassiter Rental House, 207 Hancock St., ca 1895 (Owners: Frank and Sherry Springer

– Street-Ward House (also known as the Aerie Inn Bed and Breakfast, Guest House and Conference Center), 509 Pollock St., ca 1882 (Owners Marty and Michael Gunhus

– The New Bern Firemen’s Museum, 408 Hancock St.

My favorite aspect to this annual event is meeting the ladies of the New Bern Woman’s Club. If you didn’t know, the New Bern Woman’s Club has been serving our town for over 100 years – since 1905! They take time out of their busy schedules to make a difference in our community year round.

The elegant homes and Firemen’s Museum were a treasure to visit, but I decided it was time to highlight the women who work year round to make a difference in our community.

A special thanks goes out to the special ladies of the New Bern Woman’s Club for all of your hard work and dedication to helping those in need.

Did you know that the NBWC was instrumental in the development of the pavilion at Union Point Park? They have been responsible for hundreds of projects over the years.

This special “Holly and Ivy” Holiday Homes Tour is only a small aspect of what they do to improve the lives of people in our community.

They are a public service organization and are willing to do whatever it takes to make a difference in New Bern, NC!

You can make a difference and meet new people with like minds by contacting the New Bern Woman’s Club, at nbwcmembership@gmail.com or call 252-514-2936.

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Wendy Card