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Home for the Holidays benefits OneEighty

Held every other year, Home for the Holidays provides an opportunity for area designers to showcase their talents by decorating a local home.


What if there was a holiday-spirited, creative and fun way to support community services for domestic violence and sexual assault, substance abuse and addiction, mental health, housing, community health and wellness, and a rape crisis center?
It's possible to support all these needed services by attending OneEighty's Patron Home for the Holidays event on Thursday, Nov. 30 (Patron's Preview Day) from 6-8 p.m. with tickets at $50 per person and Friday, Dec. 1 from 2-8 p.m. (general admission) with tickets at $10 per person at the home of Tim and Jean Hostetler, 7091 state Route 515, Millersburg.
Held every other year, Home for the Holidays provides an opportunity for area designers to showcase their talents by decorating a local home.
This year Tim and Jean Hostetler are opening their Cape Cod home for the fundraiser. Pat Sage is coordinating the event. "It's a beautiful home," she said. "It's a home that you feel comfortable in. It makes you feel good. You feel like you could live there."
Guests can view the creative decorations and then translate what they see into ideas for their own homes. Currently in her first year of spearheading the event, Sage has been a regular attendee of Home for the Holidays in years past.
"I've always gone for ideas," Sage said, pointing out that items used in decorating also can be purchased at the various retailers.
This year eight groups or individual designers will share their talents in decorating the two-bedroom home. "Four Seasons is doing the outside decorating," Sage said.
According to Sage, the home's interior will be decorated by the Butter Churn at Walnut Creek Cheese, Village Gift Barn, Carlisle Gifts, Dutch Valley Gifts, The Olive Branch Home and Garden, and Ruth Waltman. Modern Farm House will decorate the porch.
"You need to come out and see it," Sage said. "It's going to be beautiful and fun. You're supporting a great cause, plus getting fabulous ideas for Christmas."
The patron's evening will include appetizers and desserts. There also will be music provided by the West Holmes Chamber Choir, and there will be a raffle held throughout the two-day event with numerous items available.
"Places have donated some beautiful items," Sage said. "We have a painting done by a local artist. There's a gift basket from the Inn at the Amish Door, and Star Laser is doing a plaque."
Additional donations are anticipated. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for $10 per ticket.
"They are really nice items," Sage said. "If you win, wow, you got a deal."
Win or lose, it's a win for the community with the donations going to OneEighty. All the money raised through Home for Holidays stays in Holmes County to be used for OneEighty's local services.
"I can’t say enough about the heartfelt appreciation to the home owners, decorators and volunteers who help with this event," said Tina Zickefoose, an outreach specialist/advocate with OneEighty. "It takes a lot of collaboration and hours spent planning and preparing to bring this all together to help provide for the safety and well-being of our clients."
Tickets may be purchased online at www.one-eighty.org/news-events/home-holidays. Tickets also are available at Rodhe's IGA, at any CSB location in Holmes County, at the Millersburg and Berlin branches of Killbuck Savings Bank, at the First Knox National Bank in Millersburg, and at Whitmer's Pizza & Store. Tickets may be reserved by calling Sage at 330-763-0237 or by email at sagebaskets@hotmail.com as well.
There is ample parking available on site.
"I'm proud to be a part of this," Sage said. "I think there is a need in our community. It's the idea that we can help other people, our neighbors."

Published: November 22, 2017
New Article ID: 2017171119971