Big turnout for B&B Holiday Tour
Sub-freezing temperatures failed to deter one of the best turnouts in recent years for the 12th annual Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour Dec. 3.
The roughly $2,500 in proceeds will go to the non-profit Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), which owns and maintains the History Center at 1 S. 24th St.
This was great news for OCCHS President Bev Disch. “We're pleased and very grateful,” she said.
While not sure if the amount was a record (totals were especially high during the event's first few years), it was the highest in recent times, she pointed out - more than double what had been earned in each of the last two Holiday Tours combined.
The money will be used for upgraded audio-visual equipment to enhance the center's many multi-media events at the center throughout the year, she noted, including presentations, book-signings and special gatherings.
Disch said that increased marketing might have helped the turnout this year.
A total of nine historically renovated B&Bs opened their doors for the tour, to which people bought tickets. Two of the B&Bs are on the Westside - the Holden House and Our Hearts Inn. Sallie Clark of the Holden House and Pat Fjedelem of Our Hearts each reported close to 150 people visiting their establishments during the four-hour tour, and Disch credited Clark with having sold $995 worth of tickets.
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