Agents, staff and family members from Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties in Ketchum joined together to help serve and provide food items for the Souper Super at the St. Charles Catholic church in Hailey on December 16th. Fifty meals were served at church and about 25 meals were prepared for people to take home. Stephanie Reed VP of Sales and Marketing is quoted about helping. “It is very fulfilling to know you are making someone or a family feel cared for and special. Each time I volunteer I feel a little closer to our community.”
Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties volunteers at a local non-profit each month, to help give back to the community. In the past 6 months agents from Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties have donated over 50 hours to various local non-profits – Hunger Coalition, Sagebrush Arena and Center for Community Health are a few. All of the agents look forward to helping out a new organization each month and we are always looking for additional ideas for other organizations that need support. Contact Theresa Pemberton at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties to find out more, at 622-3400 or email at Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a very snowy day in Steamboat, 10 agents from Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties braved the conditions and rang the Salvation Army bell in front of City Market for over 6 hours. The agents, Karen and Mix Beauvais (along with their costumed Standard Poodle, MissyB), Jim Lucas, Catherine Lykken, Joanne Erickson, Annette Hall, Vicki Jackson (on her Birthday), Christine Hands, Greg Rudolph, and Steve Novack, rotated their bell ringing duties dressed with Santa hats, warm gloves, and lots of outerwear. The agents were thrilled with the generousity of the passerbys and estimate that over $2,000 was raised for Lift Up Steamboat. “It is always a pleasure to give back to the community”, said Karen Beauvais, Broker/Manager for Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties.
Just recently I read an article about family holiday traditions and it got me thinking about some of our own traditions that we had growing up as kids. Growing up in a small town in southern Idaho the holidays were always about family, friends and helping neighbors. Holiday parties all month long, at church, school, local events and my parents work parties. During the holidays we where always surrounded by friends and family which made the holiday even more special. During that time of year it was also a time where we would extend our family and be able to help out those that needed a little extra during that time of year. Even as I left home this has been something that I have always tried to continue to do wherever I might be living that year, which have become some of my favorite memories. Other memories that I always look back on are the Christmas Eve nights at my grandparents, sitting by the fire eating homemade chili and listening to stories of when they were kids and opening gifts that were sent to us by family members afar. Then, getting ready to go to church listening to the chimes playing christmas hymns and walking to church with my family, usually while it was snowing on a cold crisp night and being amazed at how quite and peaceful it was and remembering how blessed I was to be there at that moment.
Living here in Sun Valley I see a lot of these same traditions both from the people who live here and from the people who visit. This time of year for everyone is about friends and family and here in Sun Valley we get the opportunity to include everyone with all the different events that happen through out the season. Many of the people who visit Sun Valley during the holiday season have done so for years. It is great to see the different generations that come back year after year and introduce new generations to the magic that is Sun Valley. I know for me Sun Valley has always been part of our family tradition. Whether coming up to cut our Christmas tree, ice skating on the lodge rink, or to go up to Galena to go cross-country skiing, snow shoeing or hitting the slopes on baldy, there is just a special feeling in the air this time of year that can’t be explained.
We here at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season. Whether you are coming for the first time or you are a long time return visitor, Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties would love to help you and your family make Sun Valley part of your family tradition for a long time to come.
Happy Holidays and a Very Blessed New Year
Check out John James’s Colorado Homes interview talking about restaurants in Steamboat
Luxury from the Inside Out http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/luxury-from-the-inside-out/ (new Coldwell Banker Previews online mag launches)
Sun Valley along with several other resorts are being featured in the December issue of Destination Travel magazine. Please take a look at this great article and make your plans today to come and visit us here in Sun Valley.