HCC cancels annual tour due to storm

Tree damage from the Sept. 13 storm.

Due to extensive storm damage that occurred on Friday, Sept. 13, Heights Community Congress (HCC) had to cancel its 42nd Annual Heights Heritage Home & Garden Tour, and its Sept. 14 preview party.

HCC had been planning its annual home and garden tour, set for Sept. 15, since last February. The profits from this annual tour are a major source of support to HCC’s ongoing mission to monitor and advocate for fair housing practices in the Heights and throughout Cuyahoga County. It is HCC’s largest fundraiser, and an opportunity to showcase the beauty and diversity of the Heights.

HCC had sold more than 600 tickets in advance of the tour. Anyone who would like to request a refund should visit HCC’s website, www.heightscongress.org, for details. (Refund processes vary depending on where and how the tickets were purchased.)

Those who would like to donate the price of their tickets, to support HCC’s mission, should simply keep the tickets. On them is a tax-exempt donation statement, which makes each ticket a tax receipt. For more information, or to request an official statement of donation, visit HCC’s website.

The annual tour enables HCC to offer programming to promote a better understanding of the richness of the diversity we experience every day in the Heights. HCC will continue to pursue this mission, and will be offering two programs in October, at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church:

  • On Thursday, Oct. 10, 7–8:30 p.m., HCC will present “Source of Income Discrimination: A World Café Conversation.”
  • On Thursday, Oct. 24, 7–8:30 p.m., HCC will present “The Culture of White Supremacy.”

For details on these and other programs, visit HCC’s website. 

The community’s continued support will be critical to HCC in the coming months. HCC’s Board of Directors is at work, brainstorming ideas for a different type of "FUNdraiser" that will highlight the uniqueness of the Heights community and HCC's commitment to ensuring fair housing for all people. Please stay tuned.

Eric Dillenbeck

Eric Dillenbeck is the executive director of Heights Community Congress.

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Volume 12, Issue 10, Posted 8:54 AM, 09.24.2019