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Civic Woman's Club to host its 30th Christmas Pilgrimage on Saturday

The Civic Woman’s Club of Picayune will host the 30th annual Christmas Pilgrimage on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 2p.m. to 7p.m. Advance tickets are $10; tickets at the homes are $15 and are available at the Glass Porch and MeLinda’s Fine Gifts and More until Saturday morning.

The Pilgrimage will feature three homes and one local church which will include the homes ,Warren and Jean Campagna - Campagna Farms, Eli and Shawna Ouder, and Ricky and Ramona Phillips - Sarah Bella Manor, as well as Liberty Baptist Church.

In 1986, Audeline Smith had the idea to start a Pilgrimage of Homes in Picayune, and it has been held every year, except for 2005 due to Katrina. Each year the Civic Woman’s Club tries to find homes for the tour that have historic value, are architecturally unique, or are stunningly modern.

On the day of the Pilgrimage, participants will travel to each place at their own pace and present their ticket at the door to be stamped. A Civic Club lady will then give the participants a full tour of the home, unless a particular room or area has been cordoned off.

The last home on this year’s tour is the Sarah Bella Manor, on Flat Top Road in Picayune. Ricky and Ramona Phillips invite you to enjoy the splendor of the Christmas season at their Picayune home. Taking a name from each of their daughters, the home was given the name, Sarah Bella Manor. According to Facebook, the Greek Revival home has been a dream of theirs since the early days of their relationship. T he dream was finally realized in 2015 when construction on the home began. Sarah Bella Manor is inspired by Rosalie Mansion, which overlooks the Mississippi River, in Natchez.

The Phillips Family has always had a love of the Christmas season. They enjoy filling their home with numerous trees, holiday décor and lots of family. In this beautiful home you will find each room uniquely decorated with at least six stunning Christmas trees.

Tickets for the Pilgrimage are pre-sold for $10, but can be purchased at any one of the featured sites on the day of the tour for $15. All proceeds from the tour go towards yearly scholarships for both Picayune Memorial and Pearl River Central High Schools. Tickets may be purchased from a CWC member or at the following locations — The Glass Porch and MeLinda’s Fine Gifts and More until Saturday morning.


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