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December 11, 2018

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Candy Cane tour loves Ada

Milks' residence and The Inn at ONU sparkle with the holiday spirit

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman

Colleen Wilson, a volunteer with Keep Hardin County Beautiful, plays the piano while guests visit the Milks home on South Johnson Street during the Candy Cane Tour of Homes held on Sunday afternoon.

If you missed the tour of two places in Ada (The Inn was the second Ada stop), then you'll have to wait for two years for the next tour. Keep Hardin County Beautiful organizes a tour of homes in the county every two years. This year's venues also included five homes and businesses near Kenton.

With sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 50s, those who enjoyed the tour exited their cars without heavy coats and spent time chatting with friends on front porches before going inside to see the historic Ada home and The Inn at ONU. 
The Ada Icon has four photos of each Ada location to show you. 

However, we can't reproduce the ambiance, the piano music, or the Inn's hot chocolate and sweets. 

Mike and Beth Milks' 1880's home at 424 S Johnson featured spacious rooms, majestic ceilings, broad baseboards and many Christmas trees wrapped in Yuletide warmth.

The Inn's lobby was beautifully decorated, as always, as were sitting areas on the two floors. Several rooms were open to show the variety of rooms available, some with suites, or fireplaces, or jacuzzis. 

• First three photos below are Milks' residence
• Large candy cane identifies The Inn at ONU as a tour stop.
• A display at The Inn
• Frank and Patty Boehm in a sitting area at The Inn.