Letter to the Editor: Join foundation; support Homelake

We are recruiting members to the Homelake Historic Preservation and Restoration Foundation.  Purposes of the foundation are to stabilize, restore and preserve the historic buildings at Homelake; to safeguard and display military mementos and memorabilia through our museum operations; and to establish a scholarship fund. We hope readers will join our cause.

Membership can help us in many ways. Building our membership shows we have a stable, full membership base when we apply for grants and ask for donations. In addition, we have more volunteers who will be able to help with publicity, fundraising, cataloging military memorabilia and other items, running the museum, program development, and complete current and future restoration projects. Finally, your contributions and donations assist us in meeting our goals, required matches for grants and preserving the history at Homelake.

Our annual foundation meeting/banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at Dos Rios Restaurant in Monte Vista. Social hour at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and the meeting will follow. In addition, we will have a silent auction of a few items. We are offering a dinner/membership special of $35/per person or $60/ per couple. If one would like to attend the dinner and meeting only, the cost would be $25/per person. We will have a speaker, Bobby Mathis, veteran, after dinner, but before the meeting.

If you cannot attend, please join HHPRF. Membership dues are extremely reasonable and a worthy commitment at $15/year for an individual membership, $25/year for a couple, $100 for a sustaining member, $500 for a corporate membership, and $1000 for a life membership. Your membership will allow you to vote at the annual meeting in March as well as continue to support the foundation and its endeavors.

For membership forms can be obtained from Christa Davis at Colorado Veterans Community Living Center – Homelake or mail reservations to the Homelake Foundation at P.O. Box 97, Homelake, CO  81135 by March 22.

We appreciate your support of the foundation and welcome you to stop by for a tour of cottages, see the work being done on the old administration building and visit the museum. Thank you.


Erin Macgillivray Smith