Lake County YMCA Semifinalists for 2014 Dream House and Car

20 lucky semifinalists had their tickets drawn from more than 50,000 entries by Lake County Sheriff Dan Dunlap and will now have a chance to win the Lake County YMCA 21st Dream House [] and/or a 2014 Chevy Cruze.

On Sunday, August 17, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Dream House in downtown Willoughby, one of these semifinalists will choose the key that will unlock their new future.

They are:
1. Maureen Via, Willoughby OH
2. Peg Torzewski, Euclid OH
3. Nancy Dilgren, Mentor OH
4. Bernie Tobul, Painesville OH
5. Bruce Glasky, Geneva OH
6. Kelly Orrenmaa, Ashtabula OH
7. Andrea Burnett, Cleveland OH
8. Lynn Lefelhoc, Willoughby OH
9. Dustin Richards, Eastlake OH
10. Caitlin Nalipa, Mentor OH
11. Dan Schlosser, Euclid OH
12. Tyrone Robertson, Geneva on the Lake OH
13. Kevin Cunningham, Solon OH
14. Kyle Schmidt, Willoughby OH
15. Franklin Young, Highland Hills OH
16. Melissa Slavick, Lakewood OH
17. Martha Reuschling, Jefferson OH
18. Richard Gyure, Fairport Harbor OH
19. Danielle Fidanza, Painesville OH
20. Gina Baumiller, Painesville OH

The winning finalist may accept the 2014 Dream House plus furnishings or may choose a $200,000 cash prize. Additionally, all finalists will also have the opportunity to win a 2014 Chevy Cruze sponsored by The Chevy Network/Classic Chevrolet (See the website for all rules).

“The Dream House has been another successful collaboration for the Lake County Y and the City of Willoughby. While there were early concerns about parking and traffic, there was never an issue during tours the past several weeks and the city has been a pleasure to work with in fulfilling needs of both our organizations. The discount books for local restaurants were a hit with visitors; many enjoying lunch or dinner in town after touring the house,” commented Dick Fraser, Chairman for the 2014 Dream House.

“I heard numerous positive comments from visitors. Many of whom were surprised by how large the house was inside and felt the new contemporary design was energizing, though everyone’s’ taste of style is different,” added Fraser.

Construction chair Bob Hoffman added, “While we went outside of the traditional home this year, many visitors enjoyed the Dream House and were impressed by the spacious rooms inside which was deceiving from the street. It was interesting to hear the feedback from visitors too, often people reconsidered the opportunities of living in a downtown setting – and Willoughby has a lot of great things to offer.”

Hoffman added, “It is not yet determined how proceeds from the 2014 Dream House will be used for facility and equipment enhancements in 2015, but each of the Lake County YMCA branches are beginning to determine what renovations they would like to make and new equipment that would best meet the needs of their members.”

Since 1993, proceeds from the Dream House project have exceeded $4 million (approximately $200,000 per year) providing the Y with the tools needed to enrich the lives of its members and program participants at each Lake County YMCA branch (Central Y-Painesville, West End Y-Willoughby, East End Y-Madison, and the Outdoor Family Center).

“Also a huge Thank You to our major sponsors for 2014 including Knez Homes, The Chevy Network/Classic Chevrolet, Cambria, Mentor Lumber, Embers Custom Fireplace and Gas Product, Guhde Flooring America, Mars Electric, Sherwin Williams, Alside, Faux What, Store with Style, Carter Lumber and Howad Hanna as well as the Downtown Willoughby Bar & Restaurant Association and City of Willoughby,” added Hoffman.

Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold