Sites Needed for Cold Spring by Candlelight

Dec. 6 event raises money for Partners with PARC

Cold Spring by Candlelight, the annual fundraiser and holiday house tour in the Village of Cold Spring, is set for Saturday, Dec. 6, and houses and historic sites are still needed for this year’s 12th anniversary event.

Cold Spring by Candlelight promotes the village’s shops and restaurants while raising needed funds for Partners with PARC, which supports programs and services for developmentally disabled children and adults throughout Putnam County. Featuring tours of unique and historic houses and buildings in the villages of Cold Spring and nearby Nelsonville, the event also includes caroling, visits from Old St. Nick, holiday storytelling and music. Cold Spring’s stores and shops will be open late for holiday shopping, and village restaurants will be offering specials to event attendees.

Houses are still needed for the tour. To be part of the tour, houses must:

  1. Be located in the villages of Cold Spring or Nelsonville and can be historic or unique, offering beautiful architecture, creative renovations, attractive décor, etc.
  2. Be open and available to receive attendees from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.
  3. Only have the first-floor rooms available for tours, but homeowners are welcome to have visitors tour their entire homes.
  4. Be decorated for the holidays.

Partners with PARC volunteers will assist homeowners during the tour. In addition, 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 four-night/five-day stay (land only). Tour attendees will also vote for “Best House,” and the winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

For more information, contact Rand Bridget Otten by calling 845-278-PARC, ext. 2287, or by emailing [email protected].

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