WARNER ROBINS -- More than 4,000 of the 6,500 total tickets available for the St. Jude Dream Home in Warner Robins have sold, organizers of the giveaway say.
Ellison White, St. Jude Childrens Hospitals senior event marketing representative, said theres a good chance tickets could run out before the final week of the fundraiser. The drawing for the Dream Home and other prizes is April 27.
Once that last ticket is sold, thats it, White said. We dont have any more to add. So were really encouraging people to go ahead and get their ticket now.
As of early Wednesday, 4,202 tickets had sold, White said. Tickets, which cost $100 each, sold out in 2013 and 2012.
This is our third year, and I think people are just becoming more and more familiar with not only the St. Jude Dream Home but what St. Jude does, White said. This is a community that is very invested in the cause and very invested in the campaign.
The early-bird prize of a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze from Five Star Automotive Group also motivated ticket sales, White said. By the 11:59 p.m. Sunday cutoff to be eligible for that prize, about 4,000 tickets had sold, she said.
Tickets went on sale Jan. 29. The sneak peek of the home was Thursday, and the first weekend open house was also last week.
The 3,500-square-foot Dream Home is located at 104 Kinley Ann Court within Amber Falls, a pocket of 15 large homes within The Tiffany subdivision off Feagin Mill Road in Warner Robins. The $400,000 home has five bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, custom cabinets, coffered ceilings and an open floor plan.
It is the third Dream Home that Warner Robins builder Jeff Liszewski of Custom Homes by Jeff has donated his time and materials to build as a fundraiser for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The Memphis, Tenn., hospital treats and researches childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Tickets are available by calling 800-254-5010, visiting www.dreamhome.org, or coming to an open house from 9-5 p.m. Saturdays and from noon-5 p.m. Sundays through April 19. Those who visit the house can also register for a $5,000 shopping spree at Phillips Furniture. Tickets may also be purchased at MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union or Southern Floors & Tile.
To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.