CHEYENNE, Wyo. (WYOMING NEWS NOW) -- GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne celebrates its 51st year of presenting Christmas House. The 200 members are part of the international organization, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, and are dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service.
Christmas House is a fund raising project where visitors tour a home decorated for the holidays with hand crafted items, and kitchen overflowing with holiday treats for sale. Each year this is the club’s only fundraiser. Club members work all year preparing for the event.
Location: 7826 Hawthorne Drive, a beautiful private home in Western Hills area of Cheyenne, owned by Heather and Paul Frauendienst. Built in 2011, with about 5800 square feet.
Theme: There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays
Event Details: Friday Dec 6, 9 am – 7 pm; Saturday Dec 7, 9 am – 3 pm. Admission adults $6, children 5 and under free. Tickets available on line or at the door. More information at womenscivicleaguecheyenne.org or 307-630-0679.
Important information: Free parking and trolley to Christmas House from Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church, 9505 Hynds Blvd. Christmas House Tea Room returns this year, located at the church for visitors to visit before and after Christmas House.
Special themed rooms, unique items available for sale:
20 Below Room where all items are priced under $20 -- affordable stocking stuffers, gifts for teachers, hostesses, neighbors; Barn Board Creations; Creature Comfort; Auld Lang Syne features lots of pine cone projects. The kitchen will be overflowing with homemade holiday treats - cookies, fudge, cakes, candy, breads, snack and soup mixes, lots more.
Where are proceeds used?
All proceeds are returned to community programs and projects through a grants process. 2018 Christmas House proceeds, totally nearly $70,000, arre supporting numerous local programs and projects and provided scholarships for 14 area students.
Some recipients from 2018 Christmas House proceeds: Community Action of Laramie County, Friday Food Bags, Climb Wyoming, Boys and Girls Club, Family Promise, Black Dog Animal Rescue, Safe Harbor, Cheyenne Symphony, and more. Over 50 years of Christmas House, the lives of thousands of residents have been touched by the hard work of club members.