Children’s Home + Aid presents Annual Holiday Showcase House Nov. 8-9

Staff Report

Children’s Home + Aid presents this year’s Annual Holiday Showcase House, located in a quaint Rockford neighborhood at 3914 Eaton Drive. Touring dates are Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 9, from noon until 4 p.m.

Support Children’s Home + Aid with your entrance ticket to walk through this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, 2,500-square-foot ranch-style home. Features include a formal dining room, custom kitchen, master suite, upper and lower living areas, custom bar area, relaxing den area and fabulous landscaping.

Tickets are $8 in advance and are for sale at Annie’s Gifts & Home Décor, Broadway Florist, For the Love of Chic, Hitched Wedding Experts, Jordan Calgaro, Interiors, O’Fallon’s, Urbane Design Studio, and at the Children’s Home + Aid administrative office, 910 Second Ave., or by calling (815) 720-2106. Tickets can also be purchased for $10 at the door on the days of the event.

The Showcase House offers an array of holiday decorating ideas for every area in and outside your home, all created by Rockford’s leading designers. This year’s designers include B Unique, Jordan Calgaro, Broadway Florist, O’Fallon’s, Interiors, Hitched Wedding Experts and Urbane Design Studio. Vendors include Annette’s Italian Specialties, Holiday Avon (Janis McDonald), Jamberry Nails, Kiki Bird Jewelry, Pineapple & Peacock and The Beaded Zoo.

As a bonus, there will be a Bag Raffle with chance to win donated items. Bag Raffle ticket costs are $2 each, $10 for six, and $20 for 15, with choice of which items you’d like to place your chance. Raffle tickets are only sold on site during the event and winner need not be present to win. The tour concludes with complimentary Edward’s Apple Orchard cider and cookies.

Children’s Home + Aid Northern Region has its headquarters in Rockford and is devoted to serving the area’s most challenged communities. Services encompass the needs of the entire family, and include child and family counseling, foster care, intact family services, and MotherHouse Crisis Nursery. Children’s Home + Aid’s comprehensive, quality programs help children and families overcome the obstacles of poverty, abuse and neglect to achieve healthy family structures and self-sufficiency.

For more about Children’s Home + Aid and upcoming holiday events, visit

Posted Nov. 5, 2014

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