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Home Tour Is Essential to Bridge Gap Between Income & Expenses

I write this letter with deep gratitude as I refelct on Groton Community School’s 15th Annual Home Tour – our biggest and most successful Home Tour to date.
     On Saturday, Nov. 23, a record number of participants –– more than 550 –– toured some of the most unique homes that Groton, and the surrounding communities, have to offer. The unwavering support of these attendees, as well as the dedication to the event from local businesses, lent itself to an extremely successful fundraiser for Groton Community School.
     We wish to thank our five homeowners, who were gracious enough to open their doors to ticketholders. Without their generosity, and dedication to helping Groton Community School, this year’s Tour simply could not have happened.
     The 2019 Home Tour Committee would also like to acknowledge the 2019 event sponsors: 360 Gymnastics (Soaring Sponsor); McGovern Automotive Group and Workers Credit Union (Kaleidoscope Sponsors); and Babin Landscaping, The Catalano Companies/Dunkin’ –– which provided coffee and donuts to attendees on the morning of the Home Tour –– Great Road Farm & Garden, and Platt Builders (Community Sponsors).
     We’d also like to extend thanks to Salt & Light Café and Bistro –our lunch provider for the past three years –– as well as Autumn Hills Orchard, Hannaford of Townsend, and Frito-Lay for their contributions to the attendee lunches.
     The Home Tour Committee also greatly appreciates the involvement of our ticket outlets: Kimball Farm in Westford, and FACETSetc, The Groton Inn, and Lavender, all of Groton.
     We would additionally like to sincerely thank Jane Bouvier and Around Town on The Groton Channel for their help in publicizing the Home Tour event again this year.
     Planning an event of this magnitude begins shortly after each one ends and we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the involvement of all that participate in our day, especially the many artisans and vendors who sold their items at the school and in the homes, the advertisers in the program guide, the individuals and organizations that made donations to the Chance Table, and the GCS families, friends, staff, and members of the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors who devote so much of their time and efforts to making the Home Tour the resounding success that it has become. Even our GCS kids get in on the fun, baking in classrooms for the bake sale, displaying their artwork and creating thank you notes.
     These little touches are a great reminder to us why we work so hard to plan the Home Tour – the proceeds are essential to Groton Community School’s non-profit operating budget and help bridge the gap between income and expenses.
     This year, in particular, we are thankful for the community’s support as we officially embarked on our Forward Motion Campaign to expand our school’s facilities at 110 Boston Road. Groton Community School’s mission to provide the most positive first- school experience is as critical as ever and we urge you to learn more about our school, and our current expansion project, by visiting www.grotoncommunityschool. org or www.gcsforwardmotion. org.
     We wish you all a wonderful holiday season.
Best Regards,
Kate Ferriola
Board of Directors, President and Home Tour Project Coordinator
Groton Community School
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