2016 Holiday Home Tour Benefiaries
We invite you to support the 18th 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 2016, the following organizations will benefit from this fundraiser:
Ute Pass Historical Society (UPHS) mission is to preserve and protect the historical heritage of the Ute Pass Region. They collect historical artifacts, provide educational programs, operate a museum and resource center, in addition to engaging in other activities that support and enhance historical preservation and education. The UPHS needs financial assistance to manage their collections, and will use their portion of Home Tour proceeds to build a display case for a Ute Indian cradle-board, as well as continue digitizing their collection of photographs.
The Clothes Closet Ministry seeks to provide clothing, toys, baby furniture, food items, as well as gas and grocery store gift cards for those families in the Teller County area who are struggling financially. Their greatest need at this time is replenishing their stock of socks, under garments, and grocery items. The Home Tour contribution will defray these costs, while also providing the opportunity to purchase additional gas and grocery gift cards that can help bridge the gap for those families in need.
Friends of Rampart Library District supports the Rampart Library District through advocacy and fund-raising efforts, which help to ensure the long-term financial viability of the entire District. This year, the Teen Advisory Board has requested a number of improvements in the Teen Room Area downstairs. The current space has limited seating and table space, but the proposed changes would include swapping the larger chairs and tables out for bistro-style tables and chairs, to accommodate more visitors. They have also recommended some “freshening up” with new paint, signage and decor that is more in-tune with their interests and activities.
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.