Christmas House to raise money for area students
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
High school students at Chase County and Wauneta-Palisade benefit from the annual Chase County chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge annual Christmas House.
To be held this Dec. 10, the event raises money to send selected students to Valley Forge, Pa. and Washington, D.C. for a history and patriotism trip next spring.
The Christmas House will be held from 4-7 p.m. next Thursday at the home of Tom and Lynn Luhrs, 126 Yucca Drive.
Baked goods, crafts and raffle tickets will be sold. Members will also be taking orders for rhunzas 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. Tickets are available from FFVF members or at the Christmas House. Winners will be announced at the end of the evening.
New 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.
All proceeds go to the trip for the students. This is the only public fundraiser FFVF sponsors.