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Home Tour, Festival of Trees raises ambulance funds

ESTES PARK
The Quota Club Holiday Home Tour, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is a showcase of unique mountain homes all decked out in holiday finery. In 2015, there will be five beautiful decorated Estes Park homes on the tour as well as a stop at Good Samaritan Village to view the Quota Club’s Festival of Trees—a variety of beautifully decorated tabletop Christmas trees. Proceeds from the Holiday Home Tour support the projects of Quota Club in Estes Park.

This year’s tour showcases the homes of Brad and Kelley Anderson at 2950 Lakota Court, Brad and Shelley Doggett at 2326 Arapaho Drive, Jeff and Bridget Moreau at 211 4th Street, Rod and Sherry Unruh at 1070 Elk Trail Court and Joy Gimar at 1811 Ptarmigan Trail

The Quota Club’s Parade of Trees, on display at the Stanley Hotel lobby until Dec. 4, will be available for viewing during the tour at Good Samaritan Village, 1901 Ptarmigan Trail. Stop by and see the beautifully-decorated, themed trees—many with gift certificates and goodies attached—and enter the drawing to win one. Over 40 creations decorated by many local businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals will be on display.

Raffle tickets are $1, six for $5 or 13 for $10. A drawing for each of the trees will be held, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. Winners will be notified by phone and need not be present.

Tickets to the tour are $12 in advance or $15 on the day of the tour. They are available, with maps, at the Estes Park Visitor Center, Macdonald Book Shop, Estes Park News, MedX of Estes Park or from a Quota Club member. Proceeds from the Home Tour go to the many community projects of the Quota Club of Estes Park

The club is also selling “Celebrate Estes Park,” posters and note cards. These are the first in an annual series. Local artist, Gary Hazelton made this project a reality with the generous donation of his time and talent in producing the original acrylic painting. This year’s poster and note cards feature Longs Peak, an iconic bull elk, the famous Park Theatre, Elkhorn Avenue, flower gardens, an RV camper, visitors strolling, carriage rides, the Town’s free trolley and more.

“Celebrate Estes Park” 2016 posters and note cards are for sale at Al A Carte, Peaks Hallmark Card Shop, Kind Coffee, Rocky Mountain Home Interiors, and the YMCA of the Rockies. Posters and cards will be available at the houses on the Home Tour.

Join Quota in sharing with others while starting a collection of Celebrate Estes Park posters and note cards. Proceeds from the sale of the “Celebrate Estes Park” posters and cards go to the Quota Club.

The local chapter, one of the strongest and most active in the region, was chartered in 1949 by a small group of women with hopes of raising money to purchase an ambulance for the local hospital. Quota Club’s 50 current members continue to be an integral part of funding for ambulances in the Estes Valley among other projects.

The Quota Club motto “We Share” is demonstrated locally by financial support given to seniors, youth, community needs, scholarships and sponsoring the Loan Closet at the Estes Park Medical Center.

Visit http://www.facebook.com/TasteOfEstes or e-mail marymurphy@frii.com for more information.

Originally published in the December 2015 issue of the MMAC Monthly

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