For the third year in a row, a St. Jude Dream Home giveaway took place in Mt. Juliet, this time in the Jackson Hills subdivision near Mt. Juliet High School on June 23.
The half-million-dollar home went to Connie Sorrell from Estill Springs, Tenn., in Franklin County just for the cost of a $100 ticket and the thought to help out St. Jude’s largest annual fundraiser.
According to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Development Representative Mare Rote, Sorrell joined one of hundreds of others across the country who bought a ticket.
Thirteen thousand tickets were sold this year. Other prizes were also awarded, valued at $1,000 or more.
The $500,000 single-family home was built by Signature Homes. Rote said it has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, chef’s kitchen, covered patio and was designed by Michael Moloney.
“Not only does the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway benefit the new homeowner, but also the patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases,” Rote said.
“It’s hard to imagine that you won something this nice, this big. Imagining all the people who helped all these kids at St. Jude … it’s just a real good feeling,” Connie’s husband, Gary, said.
For the past 25 years, St. Jude has given away more than 400 houses and raised more than $350 million through the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway campaign.