2017 Holiday Home Tour Beneficiaries
We invite you to support the 19th annual Tweeds Holiday Home Tour, “Sounds of the Seasons”! This wonderful tour of festively decorated holiday homes has served as a fundraiser for the Teller County community since 1999. Initially proceeds were dedicated to providing enhancements to the Dickson Auditorium. After completion of this project, the event was generously gifted to Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Foundation to help fund hospital campus projects. In 2011 the Foundation reached out to partner with other local service organizations expanding this delightful event and its benefits to the broader community.
In 2017, the following organizations will benefit from this fundraiser:
Funds will be used to help CHOICE continue to provide the newest and best curricula for the “Earn While You Learn” parenting and fatherhood one-on-one mentoring programs. The class offerings at CHOICES are constantly being expanded and updated with the goal to use only materials published within the last 5 years.
In addition, the Selection Committee was also compelled to award a portion of 2017 Tour proceeds to the
Friends of Mueller State Park. Friends of Mueller State Park provides support to recreation and conservation goals by funding local education programs, including hosting an Outdoor Skills Day for families to learn about safe and responsible hunting and fishing practices, as well as outdoor recreation and local conservation programs.
And the final recipient of 2017 Tour proceeds is the Teller Senior Citizens Club. Their intention is to use Home Tour Funding to help underwrite some of their operational expenditures., enabling them to better serve the seniors in our community. The average age of their clientele is 75 years of age, and the Senior Citizens Club can assist them with utility expenses, providing financial support to underwrite the costs of their programs, cover costs for entertainment and outings as we well as the costs associated with administering all these programs.
While each of these organizations already has its own unique mission, they all share one common goal: to support the residents of Teller County by providing a variety of services for members of the community.