The Perfect Holiday Season

Mary Ornberg

Emily Bradford with Ann’s Haven and Ramona Davis with Women to Women were presented checks by Mala Bowdouris. Each charity received $3,879 from the proceeds that were generated from the Holiday Market in October.

The 2014 Holiday Home Tour was a great success. Although Sunday was overcast and chilly, the weather didn’t deter over 350 ticket holders from enjoying five beautifully decorated homes. Ten lucky ladies were the recipients of either a gift basket from the Women’s Club or a lavishly filled container with a live fir tree and an assortment of flowers donated by Calloway’s Nursery.

Anne Meyer and Judy Ruggerio were the successful chairwomen for the Home Tour fundraising event. They have many volunteers to thank, not to mention the homeowners who opened their homes to hundreds of visitors. The following homeowners participated: Judy and Richard Drew, Sarah Wood, Barbara and Chuck Runner, Marjorie and Jon Williams, Avie and Bill Patton.

A big “thank you” is extended to all of the people who gave of their time so generously to sell tickets, hostess and move around the cars on display in front of the tour homes.

The following sponsors made significant contributions to the cause: Susan Randall, DDS; BBS Realty LLC, Bill Marshall; Broward Factory Service; DeBerry Funeral Directors; Roy M. Joseph, M.D., P.A.; Weed Man; Five R Realty; Shelton & Reecer, P.L.L.C.; The Vintage Retirement Community; Adams Furniture; Daylight Rangers; Ford Window Cleaning, David Ford; Total Eyecare & Eyewear, Inc.; Berguss Carpet Services; Craftmaster Builders; Brandt Travel Consultants; James Wood Autopark; Calloway’s Nursery,Ty, Manager. The following donors and in-kind sponsors were: Gold: Barbara and Gary Geiser in honor of Ed Bentley; Robson Ranch Women’s Club Board; Silver: Shirley and Tom McManus; Bronze: Patricia Bender; Cary and Sandra Conwell; In-kind sponsor was Meridian Bank Texas.

The Home Tour raised $5,922 to benefit the Hearts for Homes and Community Clothes Closet charities in Denton. The Robson Ranch Community has been most generous and supportive throughout the year.