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Monday, July 18, 2011

Fickes House Living Room - only made possible by
your generous gifts to the capital campaign!

 Our capital campaign has been a tremendous success, raising over $3.2 million and fast approaching the goal set by the Board of Directors of Homestead Village when they authorized it.  Achieving this success during one of the worst economic periods in recent history is a testimony to the dedication and caring of Homestead Village's stakeholders.

Yet, the work is not complete and we need the assistance of our whole community to finish the campaign.  Will you consider your response to the need?  What is the need?  First and foremost, while the campaign has reached the $3.2 million mark, many of the gifts have been bequests and will not be available for many years.  The final cost of the project will be approximately $4 million so there is still a shortfall between the actual cash available and the total cost of the project.  The results, so far, speak for themselves.  The new living environments exceed our expectations with soaring ceilings, beautiful finishes and comfortable nooks for private conversations.  The kitchens and dining rooms serve delicious made to order food and provide great cooking activity space. The new laundries allow personal laundry to remain in the house and be individually washed.  Finally, the showers in every resident room greatly improve the bathing process for residents and staff.  Recently the Fickes House spa was completed with its beautiful wood floors, ceramic tile walls and state of the art whirlpool tub. Fickes House feels like a fine home.

The Fickes House Living Room, Dining Room
and Kitchen create a spacious, elegant home!

In preparation for our housewarming, Paul Risk Associates and its subcontractors and busy turning the old bathing room into Radcliffe House's living room.  It is fascinating to see the old tiled showers give way to a new picture window and window seat.  The final five rooms are being remodeled and very soon phase one of the renovation will be complete!

Everyone is invited to the housewarming on July 27th.  As part of the celebration we have put together a housewarming gift registry.  You do not need to bring a housewarming gift to attend this celebration - we want everyone at Homestead Village to see and enjoy the remarkable transformation that has taken place!