Tours at the Lake County YMCA 2018 Dream House Begin June 30!

The Lake County YMCA 25th anniversary Dream House, located at 5360 Highland Way, in the Lakeshore Highlands development in Mentor, will open daily for tours beginning June 30th thru August 5th from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (July 4th tour hours are 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).

Everyone (18 and over) needs to purchase a ticket to tour the house and has the opportunity to win the beautifully decorated and furnished Dream House or the cash option of a quarter million dollars ($250,000), plus a $25,000 Bonus for the 25th anniversary* (*cash option only). Please note, Dream House tours and parking are not handicap friendly, please visit Lake County YMCA 2018 Dream House for details.

One Dream House ticket is $15 or three or more for $13 each (3 for $39). Individuals that purchase a 3 pack of Dream House tickets will also receive One entry in a second drawing to possibly win a 2018 Chevy Equinox LS (sponsored by The Chevy Network/ Classic Chevrolet). The more 3 packs purchased, the better chance to win the 2018 Chevy Equinox. Car tickets cannot be purchased separately. Tickets may be purchased online at Lake County YMCA 2018 Dream House

At 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8th, Twenty semi-finalists will be chosen from all tour ticket stubs purchased for the Dream House and Ten semi-finalists will be chosen from the tickets for the Chevy Equinox drawing. Semi-finalists will be notified by phone and by mail and invited to the final drawing at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12th.

Dick Bennett, Executive Director and CEO of the Lake County Y commented, “Strong communities don’t just happen, they’re the result of steady leadership and stewardship of strong values. For more than 150 years the Lake County Y has been investing in our kids, our health and our neighbors to ensure everyone has access to opportunities to be healthy, confident and connected. From athletics, to education, to health services, to safe spaces, the Y fills the gaps where society falls short. Every person invested in the Dream House understands the impact the Y has in strengthening our communities.”

The Lake County Y 2018 Dream House, built by JEMM Construction, is 4,382 sq ft including a finished lower level. The colonial home features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, great room, lower level guest suite, entertainment area, library/office, and a three car garage.

Karen Krauss, Kate Weaver and Kathy Wallace, Design Co-coordinators for the Lake County Y 2018 Dream House, said “This years house is a blend of rustic and contemporary styles. There is something memorable every where you look! The ceiling treatments, floating fireplace hearth, and fabulous floors and cabinetry will have everyone talking Dream House!”

“Building a better us takes hard work, dedication and most of all, collaboration. From planning and construction to managing daily tours, hundreds of volunteers give their time and talents to ensure we provide everyone with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. A huge Thank You to our major sponsors for 2018 including JEMM Construction, WKYC-TV3, The Chevy Network/Classic Chevrolet, Guhde Flooring, iheartradio and McCaskey Landscaping,” said Dick Fraser, Lake County YMCA 2018 Dream House Chair.

Since 1993, Lake County YMCA Dream House has not only given a winning family the opportunity of a lifetime, but also provided more than $5 million (approximately $200,000 per year) which has helped the Y strenghten our community by bringing about meaningful change through resources that enrich lives. Annual proceeds from the project enhance the Y with facility and equipment improvements for the more than 46,000 members and program participants at each of its branches.

The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Since 1866, the Lake County Y has engaged men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – with its diverse programs to deliver lasting personal and social change. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together to support their neighbors. For more information visit the Lake County Y online (Lake County YMCA) and follow us on Facebook.