MannaFest Tour of Homes 2016 (Photos)

LIVINGSTON -- Holiday décor was on display Saturday during the third annual MannaFest Christmas Tour of Homes in Livingston when the public was given access to four homes decked out in their Christmas finery.

Decorated trees, holiday dining room arrangements, bedroom displays and a multitude of decorations were on view.

The 2016 tour featured the homes of Susan and Mike Dabney, Alice and Ken Butler, Leonna and Bill Wiggins and Rachel and Marty Drake. The homeowners decorate and open their homes for viewing for this major fund-raising event for the MannaFest Food Pantry.

During the annual tour, shuttles buses are used to transport the guests from the Central Baptist Church to the homes and back. In addition to visiting the homes, those taking part in the tour also are afforded an opportunity to visit the shopping gallery set up at the church.

Mannafest began in 1999 as a joint outreach effort among several local Christian churches to provide Thanksgiving dinner to those in need.

Since then it has expanded into an established food pantry, becoming a non-profit organization in 2001. The pantry, located at 803 W. Feagin, works to help feed some of the 20 percent of Polk Countians who are at or below the poverty line.

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