Christmas House deemed a success
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Every year the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge hosts a Christmas House as its major fundraiser. Money made pays for scholarships for high school students to attend a seminar at FFVF’s campus in Valley Forge, Penn., as well as a trip to Washington, D.C.
This year FFVF changed the venue of the event from private homes to the Adams Lumber Kitchen Design Center on Broadway. That may have drawn more customers in on Saturday, according to board members.
“We had a really good turnout. The community supported us really well,” according to event coordinator Carrie Terryberry.
President Jill Moline said about $2,500 was raised from the sale of crafts and baked goods and a raffle. More money is still coming in, she noted.
The winner of the raffle for a wreath decorated by The Added Touch was Kala Holmes.
The winners of two 2014-15 Chase County Schools season passes were Amy Prior and Julie Gockley.
Eight students and their sponsors will make the trip to Valley Forge and Washington, D.C., next April 22-27.
They are Korey Krutsinger, Jeff Dickey, Travis Luhrs, Emma Mollendor, Isaac Sorensen, Ryan Moline, Dan Sullivan and Mindy Castle.
Sponsors are Jeff and Dianne Kuenne.