Nonprofit holiday house tours may continue in 2016
Partners With PARC, a nonprofit dedicated to hosting fundraising events and campaigns to secure the financial future of people with developmental disabilities, will put its annual Cold Spring by Candlelight Holiday Festival and House Tours on hiatus in 2015.
Cold Spring by Candlelight (CSBC) celebrated its 12th anniversary in 2014 and has become a holiday destination event for the Village of Cold Spring, attracting thousands of visitors over the past 12 years. The event organizers, however, faced the difficult task of signing up new village homeowners to participate in the tour.
Event attendees, who are surveyed after each event, reported that the only way they will continue to attend CSBC is if new houses are featured each year.
“We want to continue to raise money for our cause and to help promote Cold Spring as a holiday tourism destination, but we just don’t have the help from enough homeowners this year to keep the event fresh and new,” said Rand Bridget Otten, Partners With PARC’s director of development.
Partners With PARC will review the event and see if it can be held in 2016.