Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presents their 2011 Christmas Homes Tour from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.  This year the tour will feature four homes, and the Dietrich Cabin in City Park.  Each home will be decorated for the Christmas Holiday.
The Evans Home is a four-square from the early 20th century.  The Hinman Home is a newer, traditional brick home with an open floor plan that looks out onto Chippewah Hills.  The Scheuerman Victorian Home was built by George Washburn for Henry D. Crane, mayor of Ottawa from 1893 to 1895.  The Smith Home features an extensive nativity collection.  Jacob and Catherine Dietrich built the 18×20 foot walnut cabin in 1859.
Tickets will be available on Monday, Nov. 14 for a suggested donation of $10 at Chris’ Corner, Country Living, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, Turner Flowers and the RMH Information Desk; or the day of the tour at the RMH Information Desk for a suggested donation of $12  beginning at 11 a.m.
A Holiday Open House at the hospital, 1301 South Main St., hosted by the Ransom Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, will feature unique gifts and refreshments.  Tour participants will be able to present their ticket to receive 10 percent off one gift item.
The tour supports the Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Health Care Scholarship Fund.  This fund began in 1973 and over the years has awarded 245 scholarships totaling more than $145,000.
To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must be a resident of Franklin County and/or an employee of Ransom Memorial Hospital, be enrolled in a health-related program and have a grade point average of 3.00 or above.  Applications will be available mid-January.
For more information, contact Jody Lancaster, director of volunteer services, at (785) 229-8231.