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  • St. Jude Dream Home now open for tours

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  • The St. Jude Dream Home in Blue Springs is now finished, and the general public can tour the home for free through Oct. 12.
    Beginning Aug. 23 through Sept. 21, the Dream House will be open for visits from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. From Sept. 27 to Oct. 12, the home will be open daily from noon to 6 p.m.
    The Dream Home is located at 8808 S.E. 1st Street in The Shores of Chapman Farms community in southern Blue Springs. This 4,000-square-foot, single-family home built by Summit Custom Homes, LLC is valued at $525,000 and features six bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms and a finished basement with a wet-bar and covered outdoor patio.
    Tickets are still available for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway at $100 a piece. The winner will be announced on the Oct. 12 KSHB-41 newscast at 10 p.m. All proceeds from ticket purchases will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a hospital that is striving to reach a childhood cancer survival rate of 90 percent in the next decade. To purchase a ticket for the Dream Home Giveaway, visit www.dreamhome.org, call 1-800-385-9745, or buy in-person during the home’s showcase hours.
    Those who visit the Dream Home from Saturday until Oct. 12 can enter for the chance to win a $10,000 shopping spree at Crowley Furniture. No ticket purchase required.
    Besides the possibility of winning the Dream Home, ticket buyers will also be entered in other contests, such as the chance to win a $1,000 gift card from Consentino’s Food Stores, dry cleaning for a year and a 12-month golf course membership with golf cart.

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