Winner Of Chattanooga St. Jude Dream Home Is Mary Makooi

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mary Makooi of Chattanooga was announced as grand-prize winner of a newly built home valued at approximately $300,000 during the sixth St. Jude Dream Home giveaway in Chattanooga. The winning ticket was pulled from 6,814 tickets during the live St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway special on WRCB Channel 3 at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Ms. Makooi’s prize house is in the Georgetown Bay subdivision near Ooltewah. It was built by Pratt Homebuilders with support from JHP Contractors, Shaw Floors, Brizo, and various suppliers and housing subcontractors.  WRCB Channel 3 crew members drew the winners of 14 other prizes after the live special, including a $1,000 gift card, courtesy of AirSystems Unlimited, a two-night stay in a penthouse suite at the Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City Beach, Fla., and many more.

“We are very proud of the continued success of the St. Jude Dream Home giveaway,” said Jill Cannon, chair of the Chattanooga Dream Home campaign. “We depend on volunteers, local businesses and residents, and Pratt Homebuilders, WRCB Channel 3, WUSY US-101, Comcast, Ashley Furniture HomeStore and the Chattanooga Times Free Press to make this event possible and we really appreciate their support.”

The St. Jude Dream Home giveaway raised $681,400 for research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Other prizes:

$1,000 Gift Certificate towards purchase of Faux wood blinds, courtesy of The Blind Lady-Charlene Wright, Spring City

Talo SmartTouch Kitchen faucet and accessories package, courtesy of Brizo-Billy Cunningham, Rossville

$1,200 gift certificate for one luxurious area rug, courtesy of The Rug Rack- Charles and Janette McClure, Delano, Tn.

Country Music Awards Show autographed guitar, courtesy of WUSY US-101- Jean Begley, Etowah

Artist print with framing from Reflections Gallery-Cynthia Lotrow, Chattanooga

Two night stay in the penthouse suite at the Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City Beach, FL- Sybil Lewis, Jasper

$1,000 Target Gift Card, courtesy of Jody Millard Pest Control- Doug and Kim Barta, Ringgold

$1,000 gift certificate to Lisa’s Gold and Diamonds- Mary McDaniel, Hixson

$1,000 lawn and garden merchandise, courtesy of The Barn Nursery- Carolyn Wooden, Scottsboro, Ala.

Home Entertainment Package, courtesy of Pediatric Dentistry of Ooltewah, LLC- Don Hines, Cleveland

$1,000 gift certificate at Gordon’s Cleaners and Launderers- Stephen Stapleton, Chattanooga

$1,000 shopping spree at jcpenny- Frank Smith, Sr., Chattanooga

Salon Products and spa services, courtesy of A Better You Day Spa- Douglas Forquer, Cleveland

$1,000 VISA gift card from AirSystems Unlimited- Ruth Foote, Chattanooga

Early Bird Prize-7 night stay in a 5 bedroom luxurious rental in Orlando, FL, courtesy of Quinn’s Vacation Homes- Dwainea Divinsky, Cleveland

Bonus Prize-$2,500 gas card- Rebecca Burchell, Whitwell

Open House Prize- $5,000 shopping spree at Ashley Furniture HomeStore- Blake Bennett, Chattanooga



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