Hundreds attend St. Jude Dream Home open house

St. Jude Dream Home

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – On Saturday, the St. Jude Dream Home in Derby opened for tours. Those who bought a ticket got a first-hand look at the home.

Nearly 700 of the people toured the home, and they weren’t disappointed.

“I like the little play area, and the wine room is kind of cool,” said Ray Lagpacan, touring home. “I hope it is mine!”

The 3,800 ft. square foot home has it all. A man cave, a theater room, a place for arts and crafts and a loft bedroom. The Patterson brothers are already staking their claims.

“I am just going to call dibs on the master bedroom,” said Tyler Patterson

And the best news of all, this year St. Jude raised $850,000 and sold the 8,500 tickets in record time.

“We sold out last year in six days, and we are like, ‘how do we top that?’ And Wichita showed us in five days you could sell out 2,000 more tickets so it was completely amazing,” says Ricky Cabello, St. Jude organizer.

There’s even a home, within this home. Michael Barkhurst stands at well over 6 foot 3 inches tall, but he somehow managed to fit into a small playhouse room under the stairs, though it is probably meant for children.

And open houses like this one are just beginning. Over the next month, even if you didn’t buy a ticket, you have plenty of opportunities to see it yourself.

“We have open houses every Saturday and Sunday until May 14. They will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 pm. and every Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.,” says Cabello.

Until the winner is drawn May 17th, ticket buyers remain optimistic.

You can win other prizes just by taking a tour and signing up for prizes valued at up to $10,000.


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