Dream house officially opens for tours

By Beau Ebenezer

March 16, 2013 Updated Mar 16, 2013 at 6:41 PM CDT

During an open house Saturday, visitors had a chance to tour the brand new St. Jude Dream House.

The four bedroom home is valued at $335,000, and is located at 3011 West Wessex Drive in Peoria.

6,000 tickets will be sold at one hundred dollars a piece for a chance to win the dream home.

Organizers say they have already sold well over half of their tickets.

"The kids of St. Jude need the treatment and the research for cancer and other deadly diseases," said St. Jude Associate Director, Beth Stalker. "The way that happens is from other generous donors who are willing to to spend $100 to buy a ticket for this beautiful house."

The drawing is Sunday April the 14th.

To purchase a ticket you can go to any Peoria or Tazewell County Kroger location.

You can also call 1-800-390-3196, or go online at dreamhome.org

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