Holiday Home Tour successful thanks to homeowners

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Holiday Home Tour successful thanks to homeowners

To the Editor:

Once again the Craig Rotary Club Christmas Home Tour was a great success. More than 200 people enjoyed the tour this year. This wonderful, holiday tradition would not be possible without those great homeowners who agree to open their homes for us to enjoy and admire.

All the effort and preparation these families put into this year's tour was certainly apparent and very much appreciated by all who attended, but most of all by the Craig Rotary Club. The families on the tour this year were: Susan and Bruce Gregg, Lonnie and Lorraine Kawcak, Dale and Mary Beth Pyle, John and Tamara Rice, Bret and Gay Shellhorn, and Lynn and Christine Villard.

We would also like to thank The Kitchen Shop, The Flower Mine, Serendipity, Sweetwater Trading, Nancy's Cards & Gifts, and K& S Creations for once again supporting this Rotary fund-raiser. These businesses generously donated gifts for the homes on the tour and agreed to pre sell tickets for the tour. Also, the Christmas Home Tour still uses the identifying home signs provided by the Sign Source.

The tradition of the Christmas Home Tour began in 1983 sponsored by the Craig Quester's Club (later to become The Yampa Valley Memory & Historical Society). In 2001, the group decided to disband and offered to the Craig Rotary Club the opportunity to continue the Christmas Home Tour fund-raiser. We very much appreciated and were honored that the group entrusted to us the continuation of this traditional fund raiser We are also pleased to be able to continue this tradition for the benefit of the community. The success we have had with the tour proves that it is a popular event that the community very much enjoys.

Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Our credo is "Service Above Self," and it is in this spirit that our local club provides resources for local and international programs such as, but not limited to, the newly established Rotary Moffat County High School Scholarship, the Ridgeview Elementary Book Buddies program, the international Rotary Exchange Student Program and the fight to eradicate polio from the world by 2005 program.

To our 2002 Home Tour hosts who so graciously and selflessly opened their homes to us, to the Craig businesses that once again generously supported this fund-raiser, and for all the community members who showed their appreciation of this event by their participation, The Craig Rotary Club thanks you and wishes you a joyous holiday season and the best wishes for the new year!

Penny Krump,

Craig Rotary Club

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