A Beautiful Reality
The home is worth upward of half a million dollars. It could belong to one family for $100, and in the process, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital reaps benefits that further its service to children and families across the nation and around the world. Sounds like a dream come true.
The Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway® is a community service project that raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, which has been serving children – with never a charge to their families – for half a century. The giveaway promotion features a plethora of prizes from Oklahoma merchants, but the grand prize is a stunning new home in The Lake of Chitwood Farms in Edmond.
The 3,900-square-foot home, valued at approximately $575,000, is nestled on a one-acre lot and boasts four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, study, recreation room, three-car garage and covered patio. It is being constructed under the direction of builder Mark Lambert of Dunhill Fine Homes.
Tickets for the Dream Home giveaway are $100, and a limited number of tickets are available to win the home. Tickets may be purchased at all Citizens Bank of Edmond locations, by visiting www.dreamhome.org, or calling 800.592.1596. Winners will be drawn live on Oklahoma City’s FOX 25 on Sunday, June 24.
In addition to the home itself, a substantial number of other prizes are up for grabs, including a $1,000 shopping spree at Conn’s; fondue for two for a year at The Melting Pot; a $1,000 gift certificate to OnCue Express; Frontier City/White Water Bay season summer packages; and many others.
The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway® is all in service to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which was founded 50 years ago by entertainer Danny Thomas. The Memphis-based hospital has played a significant role in increasing the survival rate of pediatric cancers in the United States, and is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in the nation dedicated specifically to children, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. No family ever pays St. Jude for care, and the hospital is supported worldwide by fundraisers and service projects such as the Dream Home Giveaway.
For those who desire a tantalizing view of the Dream Home, it will be open to the public for tours every weekend, beginning May 12 and running through June 17.
MAKING IT HAPPEN
The following contributed time, talent and materials in the construction of the Dream Home:
All American Electric
Chem-Can Services, Inc.
Dolese Bros. Co.
Gallion Excavating, LLC
General Builders Supply
John M. Graeber Underground
John Wilkinson Construction
Mark Campbell Trucking
Reliable Termite Co.
Richburg Stone and Supply Co.
Shamrock Plumbing Inc.
Turner & Company