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Each year five or six homeowners in Cody show their homes and Christmas decor to benefit the Park County Arts Council.

The Christmas theme extends to another weekend of events in Cody.

There are two chances to tap into the seasonal spirit Sunday afternoon, with the Park County Arts Council’s yearly fundraiser Holiday Home Tour, 1-4 p.m., and Cody Absaroka Figure Skating Club’s annual Christmas program, 4-6 p.m., in the Riley Arena.

Holiday Home Tour

The Tuesday issue of the Enterprise included a map and details of the five Cody homes featured in this year’s Holiday Home Tour presented by PCAC.

Director Steve Schrepferman said the five are relatively close together, but three of them share another feature – the owners got their hands dirty during work on their houses.

“That’s what I’d say is distinctive this year,” Schrepferman said. “In years past homeowners may have had the concept, but not personally done the work.”

One of the homes on the tour is owned by Jim and Tammy Collins. Schrepferman said Jim served as general contractor and the couple did all the painting, tiling and woodwork.

All the homes are distinctive, from the architecture to the Christmas decorations. The houses can be visited in any order, which Schrepferman said helps to spread out attendees and not overwhelm any house at one time.

The event has been going for more than 20 years and is the main fundraising event of the year for PCAC, with proceeds going to its yearly programs.

Tickets for the tour are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. They’re available at the Cody or Powell chambers of commerce, Legends Bookstore, The Thistle and the Meeteetse Visitor Center, or at the door of any of the homes on the day of the tour.

Tickets will be collected at the last house attended to enter a drawing for a chance to win $150 Cody Bucks.

For details call (307) 899-6693.

Absaroka Figure Skating Club Christmas program

The Cody Absaroka Figure Skating Club’s 35 skaters of all abilities, from “Snowplow Sams to freestyle skaters” are scheduled to perform as part of a free Christmas-themed event. The club has put on the show for the past 14 years.

There will also be two featured skaters – coaches Kyla and Corey Jewell, who competed when they were younger.

Kyla recently spent two years in Europe with a travelling figure skating show, in addition to her years of teaching, and Corey has moved into coaching, including with the United States Figure Skating Association, after years of competing.

Brandi Hecker, a member of the group’s board of directors, said the program will include group, solo and duet performances.

“This is a fun event,” she said.

For details go to codyfigureskating.com.

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