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Jonesboro, AR- Rebecca Smith Reports

Holiday-Minded Homeowners Open Their Doors For Charity

Jonesboro-This past Sunday, homeowners were decking the halls of their homes down to the last ornament for charity.

Proceeds from the Holiday Tour of Homes go to Arkansas Children's Hospital, which provides services for children with a range of debilitating illnesses.

Show participant, Lori Fitz, knows all too well the benefit of having such a facility nearby. Her cousin, Laney Jo, was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago. She's now in remission, but Fitz says it's the response from people who care that has helped her family get through such a trying ordeal.

"We would just like to thank everyone," said Fitz. "It was great of them to come out on such a rainy day."

Overall, the rain couldn't keep the crowds from coming in and seeing all these homeowners had to show off.

"It's just nice and warmy and fuzzy and really gets you excited for the holiday season," said Jennie Beth McKelroy, a volunteer with Circle of Friends.

Circle of Friends is selling holiday greeting cards for $15 per pack. All proceeds benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital.


Questions or Comments? E-mail me at rsmith@kait8.com

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