The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Community

November 24, 2012

Christmas Tour of Homes will include former chairwoman's

PENDLETON, Ind. — As one of the founders of the Historic Fall Creek, Pendleton Settlement, Inc., Charlene Daugherty was not only highly involved in the annual Christmas Tour of Homes, but was chairwoman for many years. Since her passing in August, fellow members could not bear to stage the much-anticipated event without her presence. Instead they included her own home, one that means a great deal to the people of Pendleton, on the tour.

“This will be the first time she hasn’t been there in one way or another since it started,” said George Daugherty, her son, from his home in San Francisco. As producer and conductor for the award-winning and world-touring “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” and music director and principal conductor of the Ballet San Jose, he is a well-known figure in the community. “I think including her home is their way of honoring her.”

Even George admitted that his mother’s residence is not the typical offering at such an event. Not completely restored or of the style people often expect, her home is exactly as she left it a few months ago — although decorated for the Christmas season by Susan Markle and Sandy Butler.

“One of my goals is to restore it to how it was,” continued George. “People tend to gravitate toward older homes, but this post-war era of architecture was interesting in its own right. Sadly a lot of them are torn down because they are not appreciated in the same way as Victorian or Federal homes. It is important to appreciate that era.”

Charlene and her husband, George, had the home built in 1949 while they rented a house next door. On the phone her son, George, laughed as he recalled that they once had the opportunity to buy their rented house and the lot they built on for $12,000 and refused.

Charlene and her husband married in 1946 and he died in 1984.

Text Only
Community
  • FEA - HB0725 - 13 The Musical - JC - 1.JPG Review: Musical takes you back to being '13'

    Wanting to kill your mom and pining for a Wonderbra are typical desires young teenage girls have, but that just scratches the surface of the relatable themes in Mainstage Theatre’s production of “13: The Musical.”

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Community Briefs: July 25 A compilation of community news as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 25, 2014

  • Live music: July 25

    Live entertainment at local venues as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 24, 2014

  • FEA - HB0724 - Amputee Support - JC 3 Supporting limb loss awareness

    A small group of amputees gathered for the Second Annual Show Your Mettle Day at Frazier’s Dairy Maid on Friday. The event, which offered free ice cream to amputees thanks to Prevail Prosthetics and Orthotics, served as a meet and greet to help support limb loss awareness in the community.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Jim Bailey: Now if Grace beats Bethel... Fans in the United States are just now waking up to the complexities of World Cup soccer, which is a lot more popular around the world than it is here.

    July 24, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 24 A compilation of community news items as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 24, 2014

  • NWS - HB0723 - Fair Food - JC 3 The 'fairest food of all' Rides along the midway and 4-H animals may be a big draw for the county fair, but there's plenty of food people look forward to and indulge in during the Madison County 4-H Fair.

    July 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Community Briefs: July 23 A compilation of community news items as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 23, 2014

  • FEA - HB0722 - SAVI - 1 Staying strong during adversity

    When doctors told Judy Best she had cancer she was shocked, but she never lost hope.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Community Briefs: July 22 A compilation of community news as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 22, 2014

Reader Pet Photos


We're looking for your best pet photos! Share your photos of your favorite non-human companions in our new photo gallery. Click here to upload your photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin