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HOME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS TO BE SHOWN ON LOCAL TOUR.

Byline: Bhavna Mistry Daily News Staff Writer

Using wicker baskets and paper bows, Marilyn Argo decorated her home with early American accents.

``I really enjoy doing this,'' said Argo, who has lived in her Lancaster home for seven years.

For the past three years, Argo has decorated her house as part of the annual Christmas Home Tour and Boutique organized by the Quartz Hill Presbyterian Church to raise money for a new building.

``Right now, we're still undecided as to what we want to build first, but most probably it'll be a sanctuary,'' said Lula Cook, secretary of the church's building committee. ``We've been working for nine years to raise money for our new building.''

Since 1988, the church has used four mobile units for Sunday services, religious classes and offices.

``The home tour is one of our favorite ways of raising money,'' Cook said. ``It allows those participating to do fellowship in their home.''

Anyone interested in attending the home tour can visit the church, 5837 W. Ave. M, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Maps of the four homes that are part of the tour will be given out at the church, where there will be arts and crafts booths. A donation of $5 is requested by the church.

Argo said she not only enjoys decorating her home for the church's holiday event, but she and her husband, Wayne, also like to greet the guests.

``I think it's fun to let people in to see my decorations.''

In previous years, Argo has decorated her home in Victorian and modern themes. This year she chose a colonial American theme, and she designed and made period costumes for her four grandchildren, who will help as greeters.

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Photo: (color) The Argos' grandchildren show colonial costumes they will wear as greeters for a home tour.

John Lazar/Special to the Daily News
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