Tour of Homes to feature historic Evans home

The historic Evans home at 1110 S 8th Street will be part of the Christmas tour of homes of Chickasha this holiday season.

The home was built in 1929 by George Evans for his bride. Evans was editor and owner of the Chickasha Express newspaper from 1915-1934. Currently the home has been beautifully restored and updated and serves as a Women’s retreat and Craft home. Women’s groups rent the home for usually 2-4 days to get together and work on craft projects. It has been used by scrapbooking and quilting groups but is available for all kinds of get togethers.

 The great room on the first floor features nine Anna Griffin desks perfect for crafting activities. Upstairs there are nine beds in four tastefully decorated bedrooms with an additional sleep area downstairs. So the home is a wonderful getaway for groups up to ten ladies and can be used not only for crafting but social events such as showers and Bible studies.

 The home was purchased by Marilyn Lawson in 2017 under the name “Sweet Tea, Friends and Jesus” and was founded not only to provide a first of its kind venue and is a great setting for family gatherings for the holidays. Crafting homes are becoming more popular nationwide but this is the first such home in the Chickasha area. Profits from the home are given back to the community. The idea is to “ give back” to the Chickasha community while preserving part of the cities rich heritage. It also is to serve as a destination for nearby towns to “Getaway to Chickasha” for women’s retreats; “Retreat to Create”. More information on the Women’s Retreat at 1110 8th street can be found at 1110chicks.net or call Marilyn Lawson at 817 360 3957 to book your group.

 We are thrilled to be a part of the Chickasha Christmas Tour of Homes and we will be decorating the home with trees created by local businesses that have supported us along the way. These trees will be sold in a sealed bid to the highest bidder as you tour the home. And the winners will be called to pick up their trees after the home tour is over. In keeping with the Christmas season and our policy of giving back, the funds raised from the sale of the trees will be donated to the Resurrection House. There will also be a mini Christmas market outside the home and the vendors will donate 15% of all sales to the Resurrection House. And the big news is …. Santa will be making a stop here too!

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