From press release
Want to win a house? Better hurry. Time is running out to enter The Arcs 13th Annual Great Home Giveaway. The lucky winner of the $165,000 new home will be drawn Thursday, Oct. 13 at the raffle house live during WTVO-17s 6 p.m. newscast.
This years grand prize is at 6653 Wellington Circle, Rockford (just north of the Newburg and Trainer Road intersection). The 1,750-square-foot, three-bedroom, ranch-style home was built by Tom Howlett Construction and many community-minded subcontractors and suppliers.
Features include a great room with two-sided fireplace; cathedral and 9-foot ceilings; large kitchen with walk-in pantry and granite top island; hardwood, time and Berber carpet throughout; dining area with hearth; first-floor laundry/mud room; large master suite with his and hers closets; two full bathrooms with whirlpool tub and 5-foot shower in master bath; skylight; security system; three-season sun porch; fully brick front exterior; landscaped and in-ground sprinkler system; etc. This home is also a Home for a Lifetime, with a ramp walk and wider hallways and bathrooms.
The $20 tickets can still be purchased the following three ways:
1. OutletsThrough 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 only at Loglis, Cub Foods, Belvidere Pacemaker and The Arc Office, 400 N. First St. (all other outlets close Oct. 11Value City Furniture, Benson Stone, Al Grace Appliance, area bowling centers and Realtors offices, Snyder Drugs, Stillman Bank.)
2. PhoneUntil 3 p.m., Oct. 13, using Mastercard or Visa at (815) 965-3455.
3. Open HousesSaturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday (Oct. 10-12), 4-7 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
BIG Spender SpecialOnly at the house and over the phone purchasers can get 15 tickets for $200 (33 percent discount) or 50 tickets for $500 (50 percent discount).
The 12 past winners have done a variety of things with their prize, with five moving in, three letting family members use it, three selling, and one renting the house.
That is whats great about this eventyou win, you choose, said Event Coordinator Lisa Bartholme. Everyone supports this fund-raiser for different reasons.
All proceeds benefit The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties, and stays in the three-county area to serve people with disabilities. The Arc helps families raise children with developmental disabilities at home, and supports adults to live as independently as possible close to work, family and friends.
From the Oct. 5-aa, 2005, issue