Avon’s Playhouse Project auction brings in $30,000 for charities
AVON — When it came time to auction off the structures on Saturday, July 21, the Vail Board of Realtors presents the Town of Avon’s Playhouse Project didn’t play around.
The auction raised $30,000 for its three recipients — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley and the Vail Board of Realtors Foundation.
“I am so thankful for everyone who took a chance and got involved with this,” said Holli Snyder, Colorado Mountain News Media events manager. “The Playhouse Project certainly exceeded my expectations with how popular it was, and that was all due to the amazing work of the construction companies who got involved. These weren’t your average playhouses.”
Thousands of people visited the playhouse village at Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon during the display. The Shaeffer Hyde Construction house was voted the crowd’s favorite.
“One house was donated back to the town of Avon and will remain in the park for kids to enjoy,” Snyder said. “Plus, we hope to bring the project back next year, so stay tuned.”
Company officials say every aspect of Vail management is now focused on attaining the company’s goal of achieving a zero net operating footprint by 2030. Vail Resorts calls the plan their “Commitment to Zero,” and defines it a zero net carbon emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfills, and zero operating impact on forests and natural habitat.