Dollhouse furniture to be raffled

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Some of the handmade dollhouse furniture that will be raffled to benefit Keuka Comfort Care Home.

Ron and Sheila Pimm from Victor  have donated over 30 pieces of handmade furniture for the Keuka Comfort Care Home Victoria’s Farmhouse raffle.  The furniture kits were donated by a volunteer at the Keuka Comfort Care Home, who was inspired to do so when she saw the Doll House which Tom and Betty Rakovan had donated.  Ron said each miniature piece of furniture took around three to  four days to put together.  There were a lot of tiny details, such as the Grandfather Clock which has a door that opens with the clock works inside.

When Ron finished with the four poster bed, he took it over to his niece, Kelly Lightfoot, of Rushville, whose mother once owned the Quilting Room in Rushville.  She made all the bedding, complete with sheets, dust ruffle, bed topper and a miniature pinwheel quilt and pillows.   Kelly’s mother-in-law, Evelyn Lightfoot, from Stanley, had once belonged to the same miniature furniture club the original kits came from.  Once she saw what Ron and her daughter had done, she, too, was inspired to donate some kits she had.

Joanne Drewno, chairperson for the Dollhouse Raffle, says the dollhouse, along with the furniture, will be on display at Flying Colors, Main St, Penn Yan until the drawing and tickets will be sold at the 26th annual StarShine, Dec. 3.  

The winning ticket will be drawn, Saturday, Dec 18 at the annual KCCH Holiday Cookie Walk, Presbyterian Church Hall, located on the corner of Main and Clinton St.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5.  They will be on sale at Long’s Cards and Books, Pinckney Hardware, Martini’s Shurfine in Dundee, and the Keuka Comfort Care Home.  Details are also available at www.keukacomfortcarehome.org.

The Keuka Comfort Care Home is a two-bedroom home whose mission is to provide a facility and staff to ensure compassionate care in a peaceful, home-like environment for our community’s terminally ill residents and their families, at no cost.

Ron and Sheila Pimm.