Trimmier home is one of six on Christmas tour
Editor's note: This is the first in a series on the individual homes featured in this year's Beta Sigma Phi Christmas Tour of Homes.
The home of Sidney and Tallulah Trimmier is one if six homes on the 25th annual North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and scheduled for Dec. 7 and 8.
Native North Augustans, the Trimmiers moved back to North Augusta from Hilton Head Island in 2005 to build their retirement home at The River Club. This Low Country home bids visitors welcome with its soft yellow exterior and large front porch.
It has been dubbed "The Happy House" by friends and neighbors who frequently gather there to enjoy the couple's warm hospitality.
The lower level of the home consists of a large and inviting entryway that leads into a spacious great room that is perfect for entertaining. The master bedroom and bath are located on the main level, as well as a front parlor, powder room, formal dining room and a large gourmet kitchen. From the back porch, the Trimmiers enjoy beautiful views of the golf course. On the upper level are two large bedrooms complete with full-sized baths to accommodate their guests. The home is decorated in the traditional style along with family heirlooms and artwork done by their granddaughter, Elizabeth Braswell.
The Trimmier home will be among those featured on the candlelight tour to be held on Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The tour hours for Saturday are 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Featured this year with the home of the Trimmiers are five more, all decorated for the holidays. The homes are located in the River Club, Hammond's Ferry, Old Towne, River Oak, Oak Creek and Andrews Branch.
In addition to the six homes, Hammond Hill Elementary School is celebrating its 60th anniversary and will be on tour, as well as the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta. The gift shop, which promotes the consigned works of local artists, will be open at the Arts and Heritage Center. Refreshments will be served, and restrooms are available in the lobby.
Advance tickets for the tour may be purchased for $20 until 3 p.m. on Dec. 3. Tickets will be on sale at Jim Bush Flower Shop, Communigraphics and Parks Pharmacy. On the days of the tour, tickets may be purchased at any tour stop for $25. Each person must have a ticket, even children in arms.
On Dec. 8, a brunch and fashion show will be held at 10 a.m. at American Legion Jesse C. Lynch Memorial Post 71, featuring fashions by White House Black Market. The museum in the Post Home will be open for viewing, as well.
Tickets for the brunch and fashion show are $10 and must be purchased in advance by Dec. 5.
Beta Sigma Phi uses the majority of the proceeds from the tour to fund scholarships to North Augusta High School seniors, with the balance going to North Augusta PAL Boxing Club, North Augusta School Wish List and other North Augusta charities.
For more information, call 279-4844, 279-6036 or 279-5074.