St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Kicks Off

By Michael Gossum | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The event Tuesday evening was to get everyone started on the St. Jude dream home giveaway.

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"It's just a chance for us to explain where the house is going to be. What they can look forward to, what are some key dates that are coming up, it's just a really fun event to get people excited and kick it off this year," said St. Jude Regional Marketing Manager Hollie Hayden.

This will be the 10th year for the St. Jude dream home.

"We have a lot of new things in store. One of which is, we're giving away a brand new car this year, which we've never had. So, I'm so excited about that. That is also on top of the $4,800 we get from Houchens Industries for our early bird, then we have Sun Products back on board. So, it's going to be a huge year, lots of fun exciting things we're going to build into it," said Hayden.

It will be in the Ivan Downs subdivision in Warren County.

"The house itself is going to be about 2,800 square feet. It's going to be a similar craftsman style home. It will be an open floor plan, large kitchen. It will be three bedroom with a huge bonus room upstairs. It will have all the amenities from hardwood floors to granite counter tops, upgraded cabinet package, upgraded trim. It will have all the bells and whistles, a true dream home," said Darrel Sweets, Sweets Design Build.

What drives people like Sweets to continue to help every year are the touching testimonies and helping fellow families.

"St. Jude does so much for so many, including people in this community. So, as we give back to St. Jude we're also giving back to the community here locally. We're just really proud to be another part of it this year and excited to get started on the dream home," said Sweets.

That dream home will have a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning.

The dream home will be given away in September and organizers say they're always looking for volunteers to help.

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