Tri-County Housing & CDC is pleased to announce that they will hold their first Art Extravaganza at the Gobin Building in Rocky Ford on Oct. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Tri-County Housing & CDC is pleased to announce that they will hold their first Art Extravaganza at the Gobin Building in Rocky Ford on Oct. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. This will be an event that is open to the public to gather as a community and view the talent of our local artists. Tickets for the event are available in advance or at the door. Tickets to attend the event will be $5 each with raffle tickets available at the door for the raffle drawings. Raffle tickets will be $1 a ticket or six tickets for $5. There will be many awesome prizes for your chance to win.

Artists that would like to hang their art for display can reserve a spot for free but they will need to reserve the spot quickly as spaces are filling up. Have your guaranteed spot reserved before Sept. 30. Any art is welcome, including but not limited to: paintings, photography, woodwork, homemade wreaths, graphic design, framed poetry, etc.

High school seniors who are seeking a chance at a scholarship to Otero Junior College will have a reserved section to submit a piece of art on “What Home Means to Me” for judging at the Extravaganza and will be asked to submit a scholarship application and essay in February to complete their submission. All art submissions must be to the Gobin Building in Rocky Ford no later than noon on Oct. 7.

To reserve your spot to hang your art or to inquire about tickets call Heather at (719) 263-5168.

About Tri-County Housing & CDC

Tri-County Housing & CDC is a nonprofit that offers services to first time homebuyers, homeowners, renters, and clients who need help with their finances. Their First Time Homebuyer program offers a Homebuyers Education Class and counseling through the process to obtain a Rural Development Home Loan. Their Homeowner Occupied Renovation program aids families with renovations of their home that affect their health and safety by providing contractors to do the work and guidance through the whole process. They also have affordable housing for those clients that would rather rent than own. Finally, they have a program for those that need help and guidance with their finances called the Financial Fitness program. By providing guidance with these programs they are helping clients find their place in the local communities and building roots here making them more confident in their daily lives.