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Vail, Colo. – September 28, 2018
Vail Board of Realtors Foundation donates playhouse to Betty Ford Alpine Garden
The last remaining playhouse from this summer’s Playhouse Project in Avon’s Nottingham Park has found its permanent home. The custom-built playhouse has been relocated to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, where it will help teach children the origin of food.
The playhouse was one of eight homes auctioned off for charity for the Playhouse Project fundraiser. Built by a volunteer team to benefit Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley, the playhouse was purchased at auction by the Vail Board of Realtors Foundation.
“Our organization knew we wanted to purchase the playhouse to support Habitat for Humanity,” said Vail Board of Realtors Association Executive Erica Kirk. “The challenge was finding a location for the playhouse, and we needed to find one quickly. Habitat got us in touch with the Alpine Gardens.”
“The VBR and its members are such great supporters of the local nonprofit community,” said Elyse Howard, Development Director for Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. “We were thrilled when we learned that they would be purchasing our playhouse and gifting it to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.”
Botanic gardens like Betty Ford Alpine Gardens use children’s farmers markets as play tools to reveal the origin of food to kids. The playhouse will be a “market,” opening in spring 2019.
“The opening will coordinate with the Gardens’ annual theme Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots,” said Nanette Kuich, education director. “The US Botanic Garden’s spectacular 2015 exhibit will be re-created -including the real roots of perennial plants - to illustrate the value roots play in feeding the planet. The children’s farmers market is an ideal tie-in to planned programs and activities.”
The Town of Vail granted permission for the playhouse to be moved to the gardens, and a crew of volunteers and staff retrofitted the playhouse to match the colors and trim of the existing Schoolhouse Gift Shop.
“Thanks to everyone at the Vail Board of Realtors, Habitat for Humanity and its volunteers Phil Paolilli, Patty Young and Jim Wiley, plus our own Alpine Gardens staff and the Town of Vail for making our children’s farmers market a reality,” added Kuich.
Donation will bolster Eagle County Loan Fund for down payments
Since the 1998, home buyers in Eagle County have used the down payment assistance program called the Eagle County Loan Fund. This revolving loan fund has provided more than $6.6 million in loans to more than 535 home buyers.
In 2018, there was a demonstrated need for down payment assistance in Eagle County, with 50 loans made to county home buyers in. The average year is 20 to 26 loan applicants. In 2019 to date, the fund has already seen 18 home buyers applying for the assistance.
In a show of support for housing initiatives in Eagle County, the Vail Board of Realtors recently granted $30,000 to support down payment assistance programs.
Vail, Colo. – The Vail Board of Realtors Foundation has announced the recipients of its inaugural scholarship. Five scholars were awarded $2,000 each to attend a college, university or accredited academic institution of higher learning.
The honorees include students applying to or returning to college. Emma Lathrop is attending the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Alix Thurston and Elizabeth Constien are enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Nathaniel Badger studies at Bates College in Maine, and Connor Wilson attends the University of California at Berkeley.
EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Board of Realtors Foundation has created an annual scholarship fund. The scholarship is open to any Eagle County residents enrolling in or returning to an accredited academic institution.
"We are so excited to be launching our new academic scholarship this year," said association executive Erica Kirk. "Our members appreciate giving back locally and supporting our community, and this scholarship is the perfect opportunity."
Vail- Wildfire season started early for Eagle County in 2018, with the first wildfire of note burning in Edwards on Sunday, April 1. Following a mild winter, the conditions were extraordinarily dry and prime for fire outbreaks, and experts express concern for the upcoming summer months due to dry conditions.
Fortunately, no lives or property were lost in the April fire, but wildfire danger is ever-present in Colorado mountain communities. It is critical for homeowners to protect their property and to be advocates for fire prevention.