Cold Spring by Candlelight, the annual fundraiser and holiday event in the Village of Cold Spring, is set for Saturday, Dec. 1, and houses are needed to make this year’s 10th-anniversary event memorable.
Cold Spring by Candlelight is a holiday house tour and shopping event that takes place throughout the village, creating an annual destination and promotion event for village shop and restaurant owners and raising needed funds for Partners with PARC, which supports programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Putnam County.
Event planners currently have several houses and historic buildings signed up to be a part of this year’s event. More houses, however, are needed to complete the tour roster. Specifications for the houses are as follows:
1. Be located in the Village of Cold Spring or in Nelsonville. Houses can be historic or unique and offer tour-goers beautiful architecture, creative renovations, attractive décor, etc.
2. Houses need to be open and available to receive event attendees from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.
3. Houses need only have the first-floor rooms available for tours, but homeowners are welcome to have visitors tour their entire home.
4. Houses need to be decorated for the holidays, in keeping with the holiday spirit and traditions that have made Cold Spring a historic destination for decades.
Partners with PARC volunteers will be on hand for the entire tour to assist homeowners and assist event attendees. As an added incentive to the homeowners on this year’s tour, each homeowner will receive a certificate for a trip for four (two adults/two children under 12) to a choice of two resorts in Cancun, Mexico for a 4-night/5-day stay. The event will also have a Best House on the tour contest, as voted by the tour attendees, and the homeowner with the most votes will receive a $500 cash prize.
For more information or to receive a copy of the House Tour Package for the Cold Spring by Candlelight event, contact Rand Bridget Otten by calling 845-278-PARC, ext. 2287 or by emailing rand_otten@PutnamARC.org.