Bethlehem House Holiday Tour of Homes

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    CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- The residents from The Village at Hendrix are opening their doors to help build a new homeless shelter.

    The event is called the 2012 Bethlehem House Holiday Tour of Homes. Choose from one of three days to tour from Friday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, Dec. 2.

    Your ticket allows you to see the interiors of the beautiful new homes in The Village at Hendrix. "The Village combines classic architecture and a commitment to green building principles, offering residential homes and commercial spaces, as well as entertainment and outdoor amenities, including the 18-acre Hendrix Creek Preserve," according to a recent Hendrix Press Release.

    Ticket prices vary according to the time you choose to tour. Preview Night is Friday, November 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and will allow the participants to view the tour each day of the event. Then the Tour continues on Saturday from 1 to 5pm and Sunday hours are 1-4pm. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at The Village Welcome Center, The Kitchen Store, Ye Olde Daisy Shoppe and at all First Security Bank locations.

    "Proceeds will go toward Bethlehem House's Capital Campaign goal of $1.3 million and maintenance endowment. The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Windgate Foundation of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, are each offering a 1:1 matching grant, and Modern Woodmen of America will donate up to $2,500 for every dollar raised," according to Jill Imboden, Bethlehem House Development Coordinator.

    "The Village is very happy to partner with Bethlehem House on this year's event," said Ward David, CEO of The Village at Hendrix. "Our goal is to help this wonderful community organization reach its goal for a new home."

    Bethlehem House's new shelter will accommodate 35 residents and 10 staff members in one facility. The new building will provide: emergency shelter for up to eight people, a modern kitchen for efficient food preparation, dining space for residents and the hungry in the community, a spacious playroom for children, and a multipurpose room that will be used for education and training.

    For more information about the tour, contact Beth Tyler at The Village at Hendrix, tyler@thevillageathendrix.com or Jill Imboden at Bethlehem House jillimboden@conwaycorp.net.

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