2016 Tour dates: Friday through Sunday, October 7, 8, 9 (Columbus Day weekend). Friday & Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thank you one and all for a very successful 2015 Home Tour. Eight area charities have greatly benefited from your participation in this year's tour.
25th SML Charity Home Tour Has Record Year
The 2015 Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour, presented by VC Design & Build, recently distributed $187,000 in Tour proceeds among this year’s eight participating charities. This amount represents a $76,000 increase over funds distributed last year and results from the organization raising more in total sponsorships and individual donations than in any single year since the Tour was founded in 1991.
“The SML Charity Home Tour truly is a community effort,” remarked Denise Tuttle, Home Tour executive chair. “We are so grateful for the support of the many businesses and individuals who contributed their time and money to make this year’s Tour successful. It made our 25th anniversary year extra special.”
Jim Laseter, 2015 fundraising chair, added, “With a good plan and a team of extraordinary solicitors, we were confident that we would be successful. Every member of our charity and committee fundraising teams is to be commended for a job well done.”
The charities received checks at a presentation ceremony on November 10 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta. A representative from each charity expressed appreciation and told the audience how their organization would use the funds. Most will spend the proceeds to support existing programs or establish new programs that include emergency financial assistance, educational enrichment for school age children, food distribution and health care services.
The 2015 charities are Agape Center, Bedford Pregnancy Center, CASA of Central Virginia, Free Clinic of Franklin County, Helping Hands of Franklin County, Henry Fork Service Center, SML Good Neighbors and STEP, Inc. This year’s eight homeowners and the 2015 presenting sponsor VC Design & Build also were recognized at the check presentation event.
The SML Charity Home Tour is the community fund drive to support critical services for those in need in the Smith Mountain Lake region. The 2016 Tour will be held on Columbus Day weekend, October 7, 8 and 9. Visit the Tour’s website at www.smlcharityhometour.com for more information or to become a volunteer.
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