Funds raised through the Home Tour benefit local organizations’ efforts to improve the community and address the needs of their stakeholders in turn for helping to organize the tour and provide volunteers to make it happen.
The Jingle Bells Group
Local residents, business owners and service club participants came together to form The Jingle Bells Group and ensure the town of Grand Bend was seasonally decorated for the winter and Christmas seasons. Their mission is to illuminate the core of the town with lighting, vignettes, and other decor to make the season bright. Annually, they help organize Light Up Grand Bend in the Optimist Park where carols are sung, horse and carriage rides available, seasonal beverages and treats are enjoyed and children can celebrate the arrival of Santa. Typically, the event takes place at 5:30 pm on a Friday in mid November.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
Funds raised through the Home Tour help fund current and future projects. The 125 students in this rural school will benefit from technology improvements provided by the helping hands of these monies.
West Coast Lions Club
The West Coast Lions Club uses funds raised to provide voluntary service for community involvement, charitable projects and international cooperation. Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion!
Huron Shores United Church
Located in the core of Grand Bend, Huron Shores United Church holds regular church services and opens up its facilities to the community for musical concerts (GrandBendPlace.ca), food bank, “Free Store”, and other community-supportive activities. All are welcome.