Local Residents Win Big During St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments by

Fresno, Calif. – Brenda Lincoln of Fresno, Calif. is the grand prize winner of a newly-built, $375,000 house announced during the 9th Annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Special, which raised $1,004,020 for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His winning ticket was pulled during the FOX 26 live special on Sunday, Nov. 11.

The house is located in the Chestnut Grove community of Fresno. It was built by major donor De Young Properties with support from various local suppliers and housing subcontractors.  Local St. Jude patients drew the winners of 19 other prizes, including a $1,000 gift certificate to Amenities Aveda Day Spa & Salon, flowers for a year, courtesy of A Secret Garden Florist, a $1,000 jewelry gift certificate at Fresno Coin Gallery, a one year membership to Sierra Athletic Club and much more.

“We’re really proud about the success of the 9th Annual St. Jude Dream Home in the Central Valley in helping raise $1,004,020 for the life saving work at St. Jude,” said Clovis City councilman and Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home chairman, Bob Whalen. “We are very appreciative to De Young Properties, KMPH FOX 26, 106.7 KJUG Country, Univision Radio, The Fresno Bee, Business Street Online, Mor Furniture, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Alpha Delta Kappa, Fresno Coin Gallery, Fresno County Federal Credit Union, national sponsors, Brizo and Shaw Floors and the volunteers, local businesses and local residents whose generous support made this event possible.”

Founded by Danny Thomas in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has treated more than 24,000 young cancer patients from the Central Valley and across the world at no cost to their families.

Winners of 2012 St. Jude Dream Home


Grand Prize Winner:

Brenda Lincoln, Fresno, Calif. - St. Jude Dream Home, valued at $375,000 in the

De Young Chestnut Grove Community in Fresno


Additional Prizes:

Dave Lewis, Clovis, Calif. – $10,000 Furniture Shopping Spree at Mor Furniture


Wanda Adams, Springville, Calif. – Gas for a year valued at $3,000


Anita Shaw, Fresno, Calif. – Groceries for a year valued at $2,000


Mina Villa, Hanford, Calif. – $500 visa gift card, courtesy of Affinity Dental


Andrea Franklin, Auberry, Calif. – Flowers for a year at A Secret Garden Florist


Marilyn Patrick, Fresno, Calif. 42” Insignia Plasma HDTV, courtesy of Fresno County Federal Credit Union


Christina Bennett, Fresno, Calif. – His and hers cruiser bicycles, courtesy of Rubber Soul Bicycles


Manuel Gregory, Tulare, Calif. Gym membership for a year at Sierra Athletic Club


Robert Jauregui, Selma, Calif. – Deluxe hotel stays at Hilton Garden Inn in Bakersfield


Lorraine Torres, Hanford, Calif. – Sebo X-4 Vacuum, A-1 Vacuum & Sewing Center


Marco Bejar, Fresno, Calif. – $1,000 gift certificate at Amenities Aveda Day Spa & Salon


Rene Mertens, Fresno, Calif. - Talo ® Smart Touch ® kitchen faucet and accessories package, courtesy of Brizo


Michele Lopez, Parlier, Calif. – Catered kids party, courtesy of Fatte Albert’s Pizza


Judith Morinaga, Fresno, Calif. – $1,000 Jewelry Gift Certificate at Fresno Coin Gallery


Nancy Stidman, Visalia, Calif. – Game in a Suite and first pitch at a 2013 Grizzlies game, courtesy of Fresno Grizzlies


JJ Geis, Fresno, Calif. – $1,000 shopping spree at Jcpenney


Thelma Watson, Clovis, Calif. – $1,000 gift certificate at Ooh La La


Donna Post, Clovis, Calif. – Pandora Charm Bracelet and $500 gift card, courtesy of Rogers Jewelry


Michael and Ida Dimas, Fresno Calif. – $1,000 gift card, courtesy of Shaw Floors


Michael Walsh, Mt. Aukum, Calif. – $1,020 gift certificate at Yosemite Falls Cafe


Hugo Ojeda, Fresno, Calif. - Private wine tasting dinner party, courtesy of Milla Vineyards


William Meyers, Fresno, Calif. – 30 day freedom pass and Teflon application, courtesy of a year at Great American Car Wash

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James Olinger is a native of the San Joaquin Valley. He graduated from West Hills College in Coalinga, California in 2000 with an associate's degree in liberal arts. He joined Business Street in 2004 as a staff writer, and became the associate editor in 2007. He maintains that position today, writing for Business Street Online in a variety of topics.
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