This wonderful tour of festively decorated holiday homes has served as a fundraiser for the Teller County community since 1999. It originated with the nonprofit corporation, Dickson Performing Arts Center, Inc. (DPAC). The primary goal of DPAC was to help provide a permanent performing arts facility for Woodland Park School District RE-2. This dream was fulfilled with the opening of Dickson Auditorium in September of 2005 named in memory of Marta Dickson for her 25 years of dedication as the music teacher at Gateway Elementary, and in honor of her husband Morton Dickson, music teacher at Woodland Park High School for 34 years. In 2019 Morton was inducted into the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) Hall of Fame.
After completion of this project and the dissolution of DPAC, the event was generously gifted to Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Foundation to help fund hospital campus projects. In 2011 the Foundation reached out to partner with other local service organizations expanding this delightful event and its benefits to the broader community. In 2012 Tweeds Fine Furnishings became the Presenting Sponsor of the Holiday Home Tour. The Tour remains a traditional kick-off event for the holiday season in Teller County, and continues to be produced by local volunteers. Since inception, we have raised $244,225 for local nonprofits.
Tweeds Holiday Home Tour, Inc. shall be operated exclusively for charitable purposes, more specifically to raise funds for the Greater Teller County nonprofit organizations that foster art, culture, human services, environmental stewardship or sports and recreation. Revenues will be generated by producing an impressive, high-quality tour event that positively showcases the Greater Teller County area and its talents, creativity and community commitment.
In 2016, Tweeds Holiday Home Tour, Inc. became an independent 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. EIN# 81-1768674
HOW WE USE PROCEEDS
Community Cupboard of Woodland Park
Habitat for Humanity of Teller County
Marta Burg Dickson Music Scholarship Fund
Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Foundation
Teller County Regional Animal Shelter
Woodland Park Arts Alliance Public Art Fund
Woodland Park Arts Alliance Scholarship Fund
Woodland Park Community Singers
Woodland Park Hockey Association
Woodland Park Senior Organization