Thursday, December 1, 2011
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Volunteers gather near a fireplace in the Parish House in Conyers.
Chuck Russell, left, and Joel Yoder work on the chandelier in the entrance way of the Parish House in Conyers in preparation for the Designer Showcase to be held at the house from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. Russell said they are the original light fixtures of the 1884 house located at 927 North Main St. The showcase will include four rooms in the house decorated for the holidays by local designers and businesses. Proceeds will go toward commissioning an architectural study to begin restoring the historic house.
Judy Mauran stands by the only set of pocket doors in the Parish House. Mauran is a member of the church committee working to restore the house and a live-long Conyers resident.
A stained glass window brings unique lighting to the Parish House dining room. All of the windows are original to the house.
Conyers First United Methodist Church will host a Designer Showcase at the Parish House from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, where a room inside the 1884 house will be decorated for the holidays by local businesses and designers.
The event is described as a "Candlelight Tour" and will include the historic narthex and sanctuary at the Methodist Church. The evening also includes a gift shop, tea room and door prizes.
Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door or at the Conyers Welcome Center. All proceeds will be used to commission a study of the house to begin the restoration.
For more information, contact Conyers UMC at 770-483-4326 or the Conyers Welcome Center at 770-602-2606.