|48th Annual Christmas Home Tour - 2013|
We celebrated Christmas Home Tour 2012 with donations from the proceeds to nonprofits in Longmont which work toward alleviating homelessness including: OUR Center, Safe Shelter, the Inn Between, Salud Clinic, Housing First, A Woman's Work, Meals on Wheels, Voices for Children (CASA) and Soft Voices.
First Congregational United Church of Christ Longmont also received a gift to support ministries. Many church and community members work very hard to provide this wonderful event. Thank you to all our volunteers!
The Home Tour committee recently met for the start of planning Home Tour 2013. Houses are being sought for the Christmas Tour which will be December 6-7. It's time to start thinking about volunteering for decorating tasks and being house chairs, publicity and numerous other jobs. Everyone's help is appreciated!
The next meeting will be in early June after we complete a move from the old Home Tour storage area to the new storage area south of the chapel. Anyone is welcome to come help with that move on May 20. See the Sunday bulletin and Church Happenings for exact times. Home Tour is an all-church and community effort to provide much needed help in our town. All are welcome to the meetings.
Home Tour 2012
Thank you to all who helped with the 2012 Home Tour. The proceeds included $8,000 which will be donated to community organizations to help off-set homelessness in Boulder County. Thank you to all who were a part of this yearly church and community effort. —Dede Alspaugh & Judy Miller
The 2012 Christmas Home Tour - "The Heart of Christmas" was Nov. 30-Dec. 1 was held at the church at 9th and Francis and three Longmont homes.
Thanks to this years' gracious home owners: the Demosthenes family, Del Donaldson and the Hargraves for their participation. Please see the homes at 2151 Sand Dollar Circle, 424 Bowen and 2302 Summitview DR. pictured below.
In addition to providing folks with holiday spirit, decorating ideas, gift possibilities, and helping the community, tickets also include a Christmas tea at the church and opportunity to purchase goodies from the bake sale and items from community non-profit organizations.
The tour featured new displays of "Holiday Doors" in the Fireside Room and Art Lounge, along with Christmas bargains.
Adult Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 on tour days, available at the church office, ACE Hardware, Meals on Wheels at the Senior Center and area King Soopers stores. On tour days, children’s tickets for those under 10 are $2.00 and sold at homes.
The Christmas Home Tour is a Longmont tradition and a great way to start the holiday season. Take along a friend, family member, or significant other and go tour three of Longmont's most beautiful homes decorated for Christmas.
Thanks to our many volunteers! Please see 2012 Home Tour Volunteer Sign Up to find a time on this year's schedule for the three homes and at the church in the Fireside Room.
Proceeds from Home Tour are donated to many non-profits in Longmont such as The OUR Center, A Woman's Work, the Inn Between, Meals on Wheels, Housing First, Safe Shelter and more. Some of the proceeds go to the church and youth groups, also.
Please contact Dede Alspaugh (303-776-9729) (alspaugh(at)ecentral.com) or Judy Miller (303-651-3764) (jumill2006(at)msn.com) for more information.
2012 Home Tour Homes
Donaldson Home - 424 Bowen St.
Demosthenes Home - 2151 Sand Dollar Circle
Hargrave Home - 2302 Summitview Drive
Home Tour Purchases
Home Tour purchases may be picked up (date TBD) in Fellowship Hall at the church on 9th and Francis. The profits of Home Tour go to entities that combat homelessness. Checks from the 2011 tour were distributed on April 29 during the worship service to the following: Housing First, Safe Shelter, A Women’s Work, Soft Voices, Meals on Wheels, Salud Clinic, OUR Center, Inn Between, Voices for Children, and First Congregational UCC.
Home Tour History
Please see Home Tour History 2005 for the 40th anniversary publication by Terrie Kirkpatrick.
The Christmas Home Tour is ...
• a fun way to kickoff the holiday season