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Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Seeking Homes for the May 17th 2020 House Tour

The Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Porch Brunch and House Tour showcases the charm of our homes and tranquil gardens. Brunch offers culinary delights on vintage porches in May on the sunday after Mother’s Day.  The event is a tribute to our historic architecture and neighborhood restoration during National Historic Preservation Month. The Porch Brunch and House Tour will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Consider showing your house or garden.  Planning requires that participating homes and gardens must be secured well in advance so please reach out to us if you are (or someone you know might be) interested!  Homes on the tour reflect a variety of housing styles, architecture, and neighborhood locations.  Some homes feature historic architectural characteristics, while others have a decorator’s flair or a cozy, colorful ambiance.  If you have a front porch, consider hosting brunch. We provide all the food, supplies, and staff.  Proud Neighbors volunteers will staff your home or garden and many of our members have shown their homes on the tour. Even if you are just a little curious, we can put you in touch with others that have participated so that they can describe the experience.
Info@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity, promotes historic preservation awareness by sharing ideas about restoration and strives to maintain the historic character of Collingswood.

Collingswood and Proud Neighbors of Collingswood on CBS for Summerfest and the 4th of July House Decorating Contest!

Our own Lois Stick on CBS putting out the word for the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood 4th of July House Decorating Contest.

Ukee Washington and Jessica Kartalija came to Collingswood with CBS and spoke with Lois Stick, the coordinator of the 4th of July House Decorating Contest and Mark Drummond, last years winner.

As the video in the link here read out:

“Proud Neighbors of Collingswood has made this contest a tradition. Lois Stick is one of the organizers and loves going house to house every year.

“And they’re so creative. One home, they had their dog decorated,” Lois said.

Coming up, the community’s 4th of July House Decorating Contest. Mark Drummond has a head start. He won a prize last year and is going for two.

“Yes, we spray-painted the yard,” Mark said, “even though I’m crazy about my yard. Temporarily, it’s OK, since it’s the Fourth.”

Thursday, July 4th 2019 is the Proud Neighbors’ House Decorating Contest. 

Register your address in advance to participate at July4@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org
Spread the word. Tell your neighbors! Register NOW for a chance to win Collingswood Cash!

Mark Drummond in front of his house which he has started to decorate for the 4th of July.

Proud Neighbors Restoration Clinic: Front Door Repair (Success!)

We had a great time learning how to strip and repair doors with Bob, now check out what you missed!

 

Proud Neighbors offers grant to save historic windows

Collingswood resident, M. Walker , of Woodlawn Terrace, accepted the challenge and was awarded $200 for restoring the leaded glass window in his home.  Wood Window Restoration Grant is funded by Proud Neighbors of Collingswood, an all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public charity to encourage historic preservation in Collingswood.  The grant (one per household; maximum $200 per property) is restricted to restortions of original windows in pre-1925 Collingswood homes or buildings.  Grants are consistent with Proud Neighbors of Collingswood civic organization’s goals of striving to maintain the historic character of our Collingswood community.  This project aims to encourage residents to maintain original house details and recognize the importance of historic windows.  Contact info@proudneighborsofcollingswood.org  for more information.

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