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Tom and Kathy Claussen's home at 720 12th Avenue West in Alexandria will be one of eight stops on the 2010 Holiday Crafters' Tour.

Take a trip...'Through the Town and Around the Lakes!'

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The 26th annual Holiday Crafters' Tour, "Through the Town and Around the Lakes," will be held Thursday through Saturday, November 4 to 6.

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The tour stops will be open Thursday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year's tour includes eight festive home locations where guests can stop and shop.

Numerous artisans will take part in the juried craft tour and a wide variety of items will be available.

This year's locations are as follows (all sites will be marked with Crafter's Tour signs and all directions are from downtown, Broadway in Alexandria):

• 1115 8th Avenue East - from Broadway, turn onto 8th Avenue East.

• 720 12th Avenue West - from Broadway, go to 12th Avenue West, follow to 720.

• 820 Roosevelt Street - from Broadway, turn onto 8th Avenue East and continue over the railroad tracks. This location will feature spinning wheel demonstrations.

• 1120 Benjamin Drive - from Broadway, turn left at stoplights at 3rd Avenue; turn right at stoplights by fairgrounds onto County Road 22; turn left on Benjamin Drive.

• 1316 Armstrong Road NW - from Broadway, turn right at stoplights at 3rd Avenue East; turn left at stop lights by Elden's Food Fair on Highway 29 N; turn left on County Road 42 past Bethesda Church; turn left at Bethesda Street; turn right on Steger Road; turn right on Armstrong Road.

• 3608 Carneva Acres NE - from Broadway turn right at stop lights at 3rd Avenue East; turn left at stop lights by Elden's Food Fair on Highway 29 N; go past LeHomme Dieu beach and Good Shepherd Church. Turn left on Carneva Acres; follow until fork in road; turn right (house is on left in wooded area).

• 1745 Fireman's Lodge Road - from Broadway, turn left on 3rd Avenue West; go past fairgrounds; turn left onto County Road 45, follow one mile to Fireman's Lodge Road. Turn right, go just over one mile to 1745 at "The Golden Giraffe."

• 6765 Highland Circle Northwest - from Broadway, turn right at stop lights at 3rd Avenue East; turn left at stop lights at Elden's Food Fair on Highway 29; turn left on County Road 42; go past Alexandria Golf Course to "Y" in the road; at "Y" go left; go over bridge on County Road 34 NW past winery.

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