2009 FFVF Christmas House scheduled in December this year
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
There are some new twists to the candy cane Christmas sponsored by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Christmas House this year. Normally held in November, the Christmas house will be held this year at the home of Tom and Lynn Luhrs Dec. 10.
Baked goods, crafts and raffle tickets will be sold at the house from 4-7 p.m. Luhrs’ address is 126 Yucca Drive.
At that time members will also be taking orders for runzas and cinnamon rolls, which will be delivered after the first of the year.
Raffle tickets for three chances at $100 from Harchelroad Motors, Imperial Country Ford or Mighty Clean Janitorial window washing will be sold for $5 for six tickets or $1 apiece. The three winners will be announced at the end of the evening.
Another new addition this year will be a Tour of Homes, beginning at the Luhrs’ home. Transportation will be available to visit the homes of Luhrs, The Balcony House Bed and Breakfast, Dirk and Elizabeth Haarberg, and Rod and Jeri Markee. The last tour will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the tour are $20 for non-FFVF members; $20 for new FFVF members which includes a chance at a raffle for a $25 gift certificate to The Added Touch; $10 for FFVF members who don’t contribute to the Christmas House, and free of charge for FFVF members who bring items to the Christmas House.
Proceeds from the open house and raffle finance a trip to Valley Forge, Penn. and Washington, D.C. for high school students attending schools in Chase County next spring.