Ames Home Tour coming up

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

In its 50th year, Altrusa International of Ames brings us once again the Holiday Home Tour, now in its 27th year. It wouldn’t be Christmas without this major fundraising event that shares five homeowners’ traditions and decorations.

Save the first weekend in December to enjoy the homes and help raise money for three community needs. Visit the homes Saturday and/or Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Benefit Heartland Senior Services Senior Food Program, the Back Pack Program providing weekend meals for children and Ames Historical Society. In addition, the event funds scholarships and service awards.

Tickets are $12 in advance from Altrusans and at Mary Kay’s Flowers, Evert’s Flowers and Coe’s Floral plus the Ames/ISU Visitor information booth on University Blvd. If you wait too long, tickets are $15 at the door.

The homes this year include Don and Sharon Wirth’s home at The Roosevelt, 921 Ninth St. Unit 208; Mike and Marla Miller’s home at 928 Garfield Ave., Dave and Dianne Brotherson’s home at 400 Ash Ave., Larry Cormicle and Mary Beth Oostenbrug’s home at 1515 Stonebrook Rd. and Mary Clare Lokken’s home at 2004 Ashmore Dr.

Altrusans were recently honored as the 2015 Outstanding Group Volunteer Fundraiser for a Community Group by Story County Alliance for Philanthropy; they were nominated by Brian T. Wilson, YSS Major & Planned Gifts officer.