Camp Point home tour benefits Catholic Heart Work Camp program

Posted: Dec. 7, 2012 1:58 pm Updated: Dec. 21, 2012 3:15 pm

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- A Sunday night home tour in Camp Point will benefit a summer missions program.

The Mistletoe to Missions tour, slated for 4-8 p.m., will feature five sites in and near Camp Point.

Featured on the tour are the Bob and Mary Lynn Baucom home, 200 East Park; the Steve and Lee Ann Farlow home, 408 S. First; the Nathan and Amanda Shoopman home, 217 N. Main; the Dean and Melissa Heimann home, 107 Shawnee Drive; and the Windsong Acres scale house, 2121 East 2400th.

Proceeds from the tour will support the Catholic Heart Work Camp summer missions program. The program sends thousands of teens throughout the United States each summer to needy areas to provide help to residents.

A group of about 60 teens with chaperones mainly from St. Thomas Church in Camp Point and St. Brigid Church in Liberty will go to Nashville, Tenn., this summer. Each teen must raise $600 to go on the trip to cover transportation costs and supplies needed to work at the mission site.

Tour participants may start at any location and visit one or all five homes. Red bows will mark yards of each site on the tour.

Tickets are $10 per person and available in advance from any teen missionary and the Country Companies office in Camp Point and the night of the event at St. Thomas Hall. Maps and brochures will be available at the church hall.

The hall will be decorated for the holidays, and refreshments will be served by the teens.

A holiday raffle at the church hall will feature three baskets -- one with lottery tickets, one with wine and one with home-baked Christmas goodies.