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EVENTS

The Spirit of Huffman Tour of Historic Homes

The next tour will be in October 2024

 

If you’ve ever driven or taken a stroll down Linden Avenue in the Huffman Historic District, you may have been struck by the beauty of the tunnel of oak and linden trees that create a continuous canopy overhead. Or perhaps you were too busy marveling at the stately collection of Queen Anne, Italianate, and Eastlake Victorian homes. Especially in the fall, there’s a certain magic in the air in Huffman when the leaves of the tree canopy transition to autumn colors. There is no better time to experience this magic than when the Huffman Historic Neighborhood Association puts on the biannual, guided home tour, “The Spirit of Huffman.” Participants of the Spirit of Huffman are guided through the neighborhood, stopping to tour unique, Victorian-era homes. Throughout the two-hour tour, visitors are entertained and informed by Huffman residents of a century ago!

A long-Established Tradition of Neighborhood Caroling
Whatever the weather, a choir of local residents roams the neighborhood providing good cheer.
Informal Mantle Decoration Contest
Residents of Huffman were invited to submit photos of their seasonally decorated mantles. All of them may be seen on the Huffman Facebook
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Annual Cookie Basket Preparation
Every year for the holiday season, Huffman neighborhood volunteers provide a variety of items that are organized  and packed into gift bags and baskets. These are given to the many individuals, organizations, companies and city government departments who have contributed invaluable support to our neighborhood in one form or another.
Gift Bags and Baskets
The Annual Chili Cook-Off
This year it was hosted by the Light of the Nations Church
that is a part of the Huffman neighborhood
The Adult Version of Trick or Treat
An evening of celebration at several neighborhood homes
Huffman's Ice Cream Social was a part of National Night Out. City officials, police, fire and first responders stopped by our neighborhood to join in the festivities.
Garden Hop Progressive Cheer
An afternoon of camaraderie, conviviality and community spirit(s) at four neighborhood homes

Neighborhood Events

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