A Christmas Story House Foundation October 2014



October 7, 2014

CLEVELAND – October 7, 2014 – A Christmas Story House Foundation is currently working to restore the Tremont neighborhood surrounding the A Christmas Story House & Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

If you were to take a trip down West 11th, or one of the other streets close to A Christmas Story House & Museum, you may be in for a big surprise!  The streets are filled with contractor vans, equipment and excitement as several restoration projects are underway.

A Christmas Story House Neighborhood Restoration Project is a program managed by the A Christmas Story House Foundation, a non-profit foundation established to restore and maintain the neighborhood surrounding the A Christmas Story House & Museum for future generations to experience and enjoy. The foundation provides grants to projects that enhance and preserve the surrounding neighborhood.  Approximately 150 qualifying residences are located between Clark Avenue, West 14th Street and Buhrer Avenue.

Residents of the neighborhood have completed the initial application process and local contractors have submitted bids on dozens of projects including; exterior painting, gutter replacement, porch repair, fencing, and landscaping.  Approximately $60,000 in grants have been written and multiple restoration projects have begun and are expected to be completed in October.  “Everyone is excited for this project.  Contractors are even out painting houses wearing Santa hats!  You can feel the positive energy in the neighborhood just radiating.” said Angela Dickerson, CEO of A Christmas Story House & Museum.

A Christmas Story House Neighborhood Restoration Project works with and is assisted by Tremont West Development Corporation.  TWDC is a non-profit organization that works to serve over 9,000 residents as well as over ninety small businesses with community building, neighborhood infrastructure improvements, home maintenance and repair, and event planning and management.

A Christmas Story House Foundation is currently looking for community support as these projects are underway.  The foundation is continuing to fundraise and is also looking for volunteers and contractor offers, as well as donations of material to be used in restoration projects.  If you are interested in helping support this Tremont neighborhood, please visit www.AChristmasStoryHouseFoundation.org or call (216) 485-2330.

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Steven Intermill
216-298-4919 ext. 1018

A Christmas Story House & Museum, now restored to the original movie appearance, is located just five minutes from downtown Cleveland at 3159 W. 11th St. in the Tremont neighborhood. It is open year-round, 7 days a week, excluding major holidays. Tours of the house run every hour. Regular admission tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 for children more information or for directions, visit www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com or call 216-298-4919.

A Christmas Story House is now available year round for fans to spend the night in Ralphie and Randy’s room. For more information and reservations please visit  http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/stay, email stay@achristmasstoryhouse.com or call 216-298-4919 ext. 1017.

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