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(Longmont, CO) -- Longmont's Village at the Peaks is holding free photo sessions with Santa and his elves on select days between Thanksgiving and Christmas; suggested donations will be accepted in support of "I Have A Dream" Foundation of Boulder County's youth!
Visit Santa's House in the afternoons between December 16 and 23 to meet Santa and support the dreams of low-income youth this holiday season. And don't miss the Village at the Peaks' second annual Tree Lighting Experience on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4-7 p.m. and Jingle Bell Fridays throughout December, which will have horse-drawn carriage rides starting 5 p.m. and cocoa, cookies, and carolers by the fire from 6-8 p.m.
In 2016, NewMark Merrill received the Longmont Economic Development Partnership's Community Appreciation Award for Village at the Peaks' support of "I Have A Dream." Village at the Peaks' retail stores supported "I Have A Dream" with multiple grand openings, and the new shopping center dedicated its ground breaking party and a permanent fountain decorated with tiles created by Dreamers to "I Have A Dream."
"We're so grateful for Village at the Peaks' continued support of 'I Have A Dream' through the unique opportunities available through this state-of-the-art community hub," said Lori Canova, the CEO/President of "I Have A Dream."
WHAT: Selfies with Santa!
WHO: Community members can take photos with Santa at Village at the Peaks and make a voluntary contribution to "I Have A Dream" Foundation of Boulder County.
WHERE: Village at the Peaks, 1250 S Hover St, Longmont, Colorado 80501----
Santa's house will be conveniently located in North Village adjacent to Ozo Coffee Company, Jersey Mike's Subs, Parry's Pizza, Big Daddy's Burger Bar, and the Kitchen Next Door.
WHEN: All week, December 16-23, Noon to 5 p.m.
WHY: Since 1990, the "I Have A Dream" Foundation of Boulder County has helped over 1,000 children from low-income areas reach their dreams by providing a long-term program of mentoring, tutoring, enrichment, and career and college preparation, with an assured opportunity for higher education.
"I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County
Since 1990, the award-winning "I Have A Dream" Foundation of Boulder County has assisted 1,000 children from low-income areas in achieving their education and career goals by providing long-term personal and academic support, tutoring, mentoring and four-year tuition-assistance scholarships to each graduating student. The program follows the national model established in New York in 1981 by founder Eugene Lang. The organization sponsors entire groups of students from elementary schools, or from low-income housing sites, and works with these children and their families through high school graduation and into post-high school education. "I Have A Dream" Boulder County has doubled expected graduation rates for those in its program and has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to date. Currently, there are ten active "I Have aADream" classes in Boulder County, in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, and Frederick. more info: www.ihaveadreamboulder.org.
This is a press release issued from the "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County to the Longmont Observer and is published as a public service.