St. Jude Dream Home® Opens, Ticket Holders Eagerly Await the Drawing

More than 1800 visitors explored Fischer & Frichtel’s spectacular “Glenhurst” story-&-a-half, the Grand Prize in the metro area’s inaugural St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway program.
Aug. 9, 2010 - PRLog -- St. Louis’ first-ever St. Jude Dream Home®  opened for public viewing at Talbridge in St. Charles on Saturday, July 31, and turnout for the weekend-long premiere showing was phenomenal!  More than 1800 visitors explored Fischer & Frichtel’s spectacular “Glenhurst” story-&-a-half, the Grand Prize in the metro area’s inaugural St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway program.

Fischer & Frichtel was selected as the homebuilder for the charitable effort, which benefits the world-renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.  Under the daily supervision of project manager Chris Fischer, construction of the Glenhurst began in late spring in Fischer & Frichtel’s upscale Village A at Talbridge.  

The 3311-square-foot residence is valued at approximately $525,000 and showcases a three-car garage, two-story great room with window wall, main-floor master suite, three secondary bedrooms on the upper level, 3-1/2 baths, and a host of lavish interior appointments.

Raffle tickets were made available to the public in June and, once again, St. Louisans demonstrated their legendary generosity, eager to purchase the $100 tickets in support of St. Jude – and perhaps win the gorgeous Dream Home or any of the numerous other valuable prizes to be drawn in September.

Jennifer Myers, Event Marketing Representative, reported that nearly all of the 9,000 tickets had been sold by grand opening, and the final 350 were purchased onsite by guests touring the home during the first two-day open house.

There’s still a chance for latecomers to enter, however.  Approximately 300 tickets have been reserved for the Dream Home Giveaway Special, which will be televised at intervals on September 10 on Fox 2-KTVI.  Phone lines will open at 5:00 a.m. that morning for purchase of the remaining tickets, and the Grand Prize drawing will be broadcast live at 9:00 p.m.  

Seventeen additional prizes will be given away, ranging from $500 gift cards to artwork and home furnishings.  Entrants who purchased raffle tickets by July 23 will also be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing, $3,600 worth of gasoline courtesy of QuikTrip.

The Dream Home will remain open for touring at Talbridge through September 5, on Saturdays from 9:00 to 5:00 and Sundays, noon to 5:00.  Visitors can register – free! – to win the Open House Prize, a queen bedroom set valued at $6,000 from The Bedroom Store.  

Rosalee Echele is volunteer coordinator for the open house events and described the Dream Home’s premiere showing as “exciting and orderly,” in spite of the crowds.   “After seeing all the stunning

features in the Glenhurst, many ticket holders were so impressed that they bought another ticket to
increase their chances of winning,” said Echele.  “Children were even picking out their favorite rooms, just in case this might soon be their new home.”  

The youngsters’ enthusiasm prompted Echele to reflect on the true significance of the St. Jude Giveaway program.  “It’s all about dreams,” she concluded.  “The Dream Home fulfills the dream of finding a cure for a seriously ill child.”

One of St. Charles’ most desirable neighborhoods, Talbridge fronts Fairgrounds Road, just north of Friedens Road and east of Highway 94.  Questions regarding the Glenhurst and all Fischer & Frichtel homes in the community may be directed to 636-946-3564, and more information is available online,
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