St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Raises $1,000,000

. August 31, 2018.
Dream Home in Waterville Meadows

The recent St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, sponsored by Buckeye Real Estate Group, raised $1,000,000 to support life-saving research and treatment for kids and families battling childhood cancer.

During the contest, public tours of the grand prize— a 2,400 square-foot Dream Home in Waterville Meadows valued at around $315,000—demonstrated the builder’s and decorator’s meticulous attention-to-detail in both the exterior and interior design.

Dream Home in Waterville Meadows living room

“We had such a wonderful time decorating this special home, knowing the money was going to a fantastic cause,” said Elizabeth Laeng, Marketing Director, who also serves as one of Buckeye’s interior designers.

Dianne and Dave Jaeger won the Dream Home by purchasing 30 of the $100 raffle tickets, but didn’t move in. The couple generously donated the home back to the St. Jude charity.

Laeng’s decorating tips:

  • Keep clutter “under wraps” – guests should not see mail, bills, computer wires or chargers.
  • Pick out one or two accent colors and carry them into adjoining rooms. For instance, use bold color placemats in the dining room that match canister sets in the kitchen.
  • Neutral finishes are best – use bold colors as accents. “Have a neutral palette with splashes of color.
  • Warm up bedrooms by adorning them with area rugs, plants and, perhaps, a sitting area for reading.
  • Everything should have a place and “train your family well.” Live in your home and relax but, at the end of the day, put things back and tidy up.

Trending

Volunteers At Sylvania Church Create Gabriel’s Gowns

Volunteers At Sylvania Church Create Gabriel’s Gowns to help with loss.

Look Good, Feel Good

While looking good and feeling good are often different goals, we think it’s easiest achieve them in tandem. Want to take some positive steps forward? We asked the local professionals for their opinions on making changes that stick.

Continuing Education

As the summer winds down, thoughts turn back to the classroom; but it’s not just children who are going back to school. Adults of all ages have a variety of options to continue learning.

He Never Saw It Coming: Looking Back at a Baseball Legend

Tony Conigliaro, known throughout baseball as Tony “C”, was an instant fan favorite and a legend in Boston. Tony “C” held a major league baseball record for hitting more home runs than any other teenager in the history of major league baseball, the second youngest and second quickest to reach 100 home runs.