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Thanks from Christmas in Berthoud Committee
Posted By Gary Wamsley On December 21, 2009 @ 7:20 pm In Letters to the Editor | Comments Disabled
Dear Berthoud Community,
The Christmas in Berthoud 2009 Team would like you to know how your generous donations of time and talent helped families this Christmas. Deliveries were made to families Saturday, December 19th from 6-8pm. We are very thankful for having so many volunteers help distribute the wonderful gifts.
The Christmas in Berthoud Team raised over $13,000 to help families in need. We were able to assist:
In addition to the cash raised, we were also able to collect:
Each family with children received:
Many people have asked us what is Christmas in Berthoud? Who is in charge? Who’s the team that put this event together?
Here’s where our vision started: Teaming together to touch our community with love by raising money to help families in need purchase gifts for their children for Christmas and groceries for a holiday dinner. Our Berthoud Community…donating our time, talents, and financial resources to give back and give hope.
How did we raise over $13,000? We started the planning process back in July of this year. Many volunteers were creating gorgeous wreaths and Christmas trees in garages around town. The Festival of Trees silent auction part of our fundraiser this year alone raised close to $5,000. We also planned a craft show, Make ‘n Take crafts, home-based business expo, concerts, dinners, brunches, photos with Santa, etc. to help contribute to the fund raising activities. You can visit www.christmasinberthoud.org to see all of the great events that were held.
Who was on the Christmas in Berthoud Planning Team?
Who else volunteered? The list is so long that I’m afraid I’m going to forget someone and please accept my apologies if your name is not listed and you helped contribute to this great cause! We are so very thankful to everyone who helped us pull off this event.
Who were the sponsors? The Christmas in Berthoud Team would like to give an extra special thanks to the following companies. Without you, these kids may not have the great Christmas they now will have.
Advertising Sponsor The Berthoud Surveyor – $800+ donated ad space and articles/announcements throughout life of event
The Berthoud Recorder – articles/announcements throughout life of event
Times-Call – Reduced printing charges for flyers
Times-Call & Reporter Herald – articles/announcements throughout life of event
WAYFM – 6 free radio spots the day of event
Building Sponsors: Grace Place – free rent of facility to host Festival of Trees, craft show, Girlfriends Brunch, Steve Desmond Concert & Dinner.
Community Center (Fire Department & Elnora with Senior Center) – free rent of facility to host Home-Based Business Expo, Photos with Santa, and Chili Dinner.
Berthoud Elementary – reduced fees for rental of facility for Make & Take event.
Festival of Trees – $100 Tree Donation Bruce Fickel, Esq.
Festival of Trees – $250 Tree Donation Adams Bank and Trust
Berthoud Family Dentistry
Dynamic Floral & Marge Knievel
Michael Bagley State Farm Insurance
Picture This Framing & The Berthoud Recorder
Re/Max Town & Country Real Estate
Renaze Salon & Day Spa
Thompson School District
Festival of Trees – $75 Wreath Donation Log Cabin Liquor
The Jumping Bean Coffee House
J. Mitchell Tacy Attorney at Law
Berthoud Wine & Spirits
Premier LifeStyle Realty
Festival of Trees – $40 Wreath Donation AAC Adoption & Family Network
Abbott Glass & Door Repair, Inc.
American Family Insurance, Stacia Fuller Agency
Berthoud Athletic Club
Berthoud Habitat for Humanity
Berthoud Inn & Events
Berthoud Physical Therapy & Massage
Berthoud Senior Center
Berthoud Vision for Life
Brick Oven Pizza
Cottonwood Custom Builders
Dorothy King/Keller Williams Realty
Gateway Natural Medicine
Guaranty Bank and Trust Co.
indigo sky trading co.
Iota Corp Contract HR Services
Jo to Go Drive thru Expresso
Jones Plumbing, Inc.
Karspeck Hair Design
Liz Kearney, Attorney at Law
Madd Castings & Dags Wax Chasing
MainStreet Car Care
Quick Print Shop
Roger Bates, Wells Fargo Advisors
Sing on Key
Swanson House B&B
Team Cook @ The Cottage Realty, Ltd.
Other Donations: A&W – $200 donation to help pay for advertising expenses
Berthoud Community Library for hosting drop off location for hats, mittens, scarves, canned food, and toy donations
Berthoud Drug for snowman raffle proceeds and free balloons
Claudia Heaphy for translating recipient letters to Spanish
Claudia Todd – $100 donation to fund
Cornerstone Chiropractic for hosting drop off location for coats and boots
Families from Kinnard Junior High School for scarves, hats and mittens
Friends of Berthoud Town Forum – $100 donation to help pay for advertising expenses
House of Neighborly Services – Linda Hirsch and volunteers for coordination of family names and also for stocking of food items at their pantry
Gateway Natural Medicine for hosting drop off location for canned food
Grandpa’s Café for hosting tree with names for toys, Breakfast with Santa, and cookie decorating
MainStreet Car Care for hosting drop off location for coats, canned food, and toy donations
Pickert Dairy & friends for half side of beef & processing.
Want to volunteer for activities next year? We’d love to have you join the team. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll start planning as early as January and would love to have your creative ideas and enthusiasm!
Thanks again for being the “little town that could” and showing everyone how wonderful the Berthoud community is!
Christmas in Berthoud Event Coordinator
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