Hinton Tour of Homes fundraiser in fourth year

Friday, November 25, 2022
(Photo contributed) Pictured is one of the homes on the 2021 Hinton Tour of Homes attendees were able to visit. This year’s tour is Dec. 3 and features five homes.

HINTON — Homeowners in Hinton are setting up Christmas trees and sprucing their halls for the fourth annual Hinton Growth Organization’s Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 3.

This year five homes in the Marland Heights-Falcon Court area of Hinton will be on display during two tours at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The featured homes are: 513 Valley Dr., 1101 S. Falcon Ct., 1219 Blackhawk Ct., 1110 S. Falcon Ct. and 951 N. Falcon Ct.  To be featured on the Tour of Homes, homeowners volunteer and the featured areas are determined by gauging the interest of attendees.

“So far we’ve had good reception to it,” said Katie Pierson, Hinton Growth Organization secretary. “We are hoping to keep the momentum going.”

Pierson also sits on the Hinton City Council. Prior to creating the Hinton Growth Organization, a Survey Monkey was sent out to residents of Hinton asking what the town was lacking and the resounding answer was there was not much going on in town. 

“The survey fueled the fire and originally a Hinton events committee was created,” said Pierson. “The Hinton Growth Organization evolved and we could help out and give in different ways.”

The Hinton Growth Organization holds the tour of homes as a fundraiser for future programs including Hinton Summerfest, an annual college scholarship for a Hinton graduate, and to provide EMS and police badges at the town safety building.

Homeowners decorate their own homes or decorators are available to help. This year Kristin Radway from HOM Furniture is helping out with two homes. This is the second year the attendees will gather at the Deer Run Golf Course clubhouse for hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Hinton music teacher Angela Iverson will provide Christmas songs on the piano and a silent auction with donations from businesses from Sioux City to Le Mars will conclude the evening. Transportation is on the Sioux City trolleys.

Lindsey Kovarna’s home was featured on the 2021 tour. 

“We were asked to do it and we enjoy Christmas, so it was exciting for us to share that with others,” said Kovarna. Kovarna said they had eight trees decorated in her home, and she does tree decorating at the family’s business Kovarna Brothers Lawn Service.

Next year homes along C-80, south of Hinton, will be featured. Tickets are still available and cost $35 per person. The link to purchase is available on the Hinton Growth Organization’s website https://hintongrowthorg.square.site/ or Facebook page.

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