Whether you are looking for a gift for the holidays, a future birthday or anniversary present, or a treat for yourself -- or simply want to have a fun evening while supporting our local Montrose community -- the annual Altrusa Holiday Festival is the place to be. Come by Wells Fargo downtown from 6:30 - 8:30 this evening and enjoy marvelous catered appetizers, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Bid on over 50 gift baskets of all sorts, decorated trees and wreaths, centerpieces, and several unique craft items.
We're also bringing back our popular "Holiday Game" from last year. Purchase a beautiful compact and you'll have a chance to win a Kindle Fire, a deluxe gift basket, or a spectacular decorated tree. Your $20 donation at the door admits you to this great event -- a Montrose tradition.
Browse this website to learn more about all the ways Altrusa of Montrose helps our community. Funds raised tonight help make it all happen. We hope to see you there.
P.S. Want to help Altrusa Foundation but can't attend tonight's function? We accept donations at any time. Please make your check payable to "Altrusa Foundation" and mail to P.O. Box 3184, Montrose CO 81402
We appreciate your support!
Members of Altrusa International of Montrose celebrated Make A Difference Day Saturday, October 26, 2013 with a dog-themed event for residents of Haven House, a non-profit organization providing a stable home for up to 20 homeless families working toward a fresh start. Deputy K-9 Oxx and his human parther, Officer Sanders, were in attendance as were four dogs and their owners from Morningstar Therapy Dogs.
The day began with a brunch (including some dog treats for the canine guests) for approximately 50 residents, staff, and volunteers. This was followed by a dog story time for the younger children presented by Altrusa member, Jana Ackerman, and a chance for the older children and adults to meet Oxx and learn about his duties and training. Many of the children enjoyed decorating (and eating) dog-shaped cookies which were provided by Joyce Loss, another Altrusa member.
Altrusa had plenty of books on hand for babies, toddlers, young children, and teens so that each child could fill a bag with 5 books to keep for their very own.
Sun, wind, and moisture had faded and chipped the sign for Altrusa Park, so Altrusa member Gail Kubik organized a small group to spruce it up again. Gail, Bonnie Coffman & her husband, and Sandra Tyler took on the task of sanding and repainting the sign.