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Ticket sales for Kinsmen Dream Home climbing

Ticket sales for the 2012 Kinsmen Dream Home and the club’s new 50/50 draw are climbing as the Dec. 31 deadline approaches.

“Everybody waits to the last minute. This is our busy week, our final push,” said Dream Home chair Scott Bourke on Thursday.

“We’re sitting at about 60 per cent sold. That’s on par with last year.”

Kinsmen Club of Red Deer started out with 14,000 tickets available for its annual fundraiser.

Money raised goes to a variety of community groups and services like Red Deer Pond Hockey, Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter, and others.

Tickets are on sale from 1 to 5 p.m., from Friday to Monday, at the $770,000 home, located at 2 Sutherland Close in Southbrook subdivision off of 40th Avenue.

Tickets are one for $100 or three for $250.

The top prize, built by Ammonite Developments, is a 2,351-square-foot, two-storey, three-bedroom and three-bathroom house.

“A lot of people who come through say it’s a house they could move right into. There’s not a lot of people who say it’s not for me. It’s been well-received for sure.”

Last year, 85 per cent of tickets were sold.

New for the Kinsmen this year is a 50/50 draw, which is also 60 per cent sold.

Bourke said in the last few years, the club has noticed more people are interested in winning cash rather than prizes.

“We figured we’d see how this went and it’s been good. It’s at $60,000 right now with a payout of $30,000.”

After today, tickets for the dream home will only be available at the dream home until 5 p.m. on Monday; by calling 403-356-3900 until 3 p.m. on Monday; or online at until 3 p.m. Monday.

Tickets for the 50/50 draw are only available at the dream home.

The winning tickets will be drawn at 8 p.m. on Monday at the dream home. The public is welcome to come out to the draws.



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