Decorations adorn the foyer at Journey at the First Baptist Church in Craig. The Journey is part of the CASA 2012 Holiday Home Tour.

Photo by Darian Warden

Decorations adorn the foyer at Journey at the First Baptist Church in Craig. The Journey is part of the CASA 2012 Holiday Home Tour.

CASA hosts Holiday Home Tour

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“I hope it grows into something really big and turns into a family tradition."

Tanya Ferguson, program coordinator for Court Appointed Special Advocates in Moffat County, about the agency's Holiday Home Tour, set for Saturday

Court Appointed Special Advocates is hosting its Holiday Home Tour from 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday in Craig.

It's the second year the program has hosted the event and Tanya Ferguson, program coordinator for Moffat County CASA, said she’s excited to see all the houses.

“My house is all decorated," Ferguson said. "I’ve heard in the past that people decorate every nook and cranny possible."

She herself has two large Christmas trees and six small ones up in her home, which she says is the smallest of all the homes on the tour.

“It took me all day Friday and half the day Saturday,” Ferguson said. “I went all out decorating. I had to go to the store and buy more lights.”

She said the Journey at First Baptist Church has 16 Christmas trees in its sanctuary alone.

The tour includes six homes as well as the Journey.

Participants enjoy the celebration and decorations throughout the elaborately decorated homes.

Tickets cost $10 per person and are available at KS Kreations, the Chamber of Commerce, Moffat County Tourism and from Ferguson directly.

Ferguson said tickets also will be sold for chances to win gift baskets.

“There’s a really cool movie and game one, also one full of pampering items,” Ferguson said.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at homes in the tour the day of the event.

“I hope it grows into something really big and turns into a family tradition,” Ferguson said.

All money raised goes to CASA. The program recruits volunteers appointed by a judge to advocate on behalf of abused or neglected children in the legal system.

Ferguson said she has distributed 150 tickets for the event and hopes they all sell, adding she’d love to have to print more Friday.

“People can come and go as they please,” Ferguson said. There is no set schedule for the tour. Participants receive a booklet and map to the houses on the tour.

“You can get ideas to decorate your house, or just come enjoy. I hope people come and enjoy.”

For tickets or information, Ferguson can be reached at (970) 620-2342.

Darian Warden can be reached at 875-1793 or dwarden@craigdailypress.com

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