Goal Met for 2016 Holly Fireworks Display

Holly Banners Displayed in Depot

Holly Banners Displayed in Depot

Holly Fun Club members, Claudia Parker and Jackie Leiker informed the Holly Commercial Club, a recent dinner and silent auction raised almost $1,000, half of which will be donated to the Holly Volunteer Fire Department. Jake Holdren said the Fire Department had met their goal with their fundraisers, but still needs to cover insurance costs, a state fireworks display permit and safety training.  The Commercial Club was asked if it could contribute, but the needed funds won’t become available until January.

Club members set Tuesday, December 15th for the Christmas light contest with three, first prizes of $100 and three, second prices of $50.  Judging will be in Most Creative, Religious and Traditional themes, and the town tree at the Holly Medical Clinic will be decorated by grade school students.

In other news, the Club voted to renew their insurance coverage with Golden Plains Insurance for $618 for 2016. Kurtis Kojknghammer stated that Operation Christmas Child pick-up day is set for Friday, November 27th following Thanksgiving.  The Ministerial Alliance will handle the event this year.  Klinghammer also suggested creating a “Home of Roy Romer” sign to be displayed at the city limits.  The Holly resident is a former governor of Colorado. He also suggested the town ask the state if a “Birthplace of Holly Sugar” could be constructed to update residents and tourists about local history.

A request was made for a donation to the Fair Board. The Club Treasurer noted that with all the recent donations, the club is low on funds with monthly expenses in the neighborhood of $1,000 to $1,100 more than income and there was some doubt if there would be sufficient funds to carry the Club through the end of the year.  The request was denied.

George Gotto, Executive Director of PCDI told the Club that the Big R warehouse properties had been sold for a net of $163,000.  He said the PCDI board will most likely keep the money in a revolving loan fund for new business development.  Gotto added that Holly contributes to PCDI and should ask for assistance with various projects.  He stated that they may not receive any funds, but they need to at least make the request.

On another financial matter, Pearl Reyman and John Golden discussed how the Methodist women are not making any profit catering the Club’s monthly meals and are considering discontinuing their service. The Club pays $8 per meal for the greater number of reservations made, or the number of meals served.  The Club will discuss raising the amount paid or charged per meal beginning in January.

Article Compiled from Meeting Minutes submitted by Meadow Casey

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