Would your child or grandchild love a playhouse of their very own?
What about a custom-designed playhouse that no one on your block has ever seen before?
Now, which theme do you think they would prefer?Â The Red Bubble Playhouse, the Dallas Mavericks/AAC, the Hillside Bed and Breakfast, or maybe the Robotic Sand Scorpion Explorer?
Believe it or not – You could win one of these fabulous playhouses for just the cost of a $5.00 raffle ticket at the Parade of Playhouses benefiting Dallas CASA.
She Is Dallas Info:Â Dallas CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, helps abused and neglected children find safe and permanent homes.Â In its 15th year, the ORIX Parade of PlayhousesÂ raises public awareness about child abuse, the plight of children in foster care in Dallas County and ways to help.Â The event will take place August 5-21, 2011 at North Park Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway in Dallas.Â For more information, please visit the Dallas CASA website.Â You can also follow Dallas CASA on Facebook.
During the two-week Parade of Playhouses, visitors to NorthPark purchase raffle tickets for chances to win one of many extraordinary, custom-built playhouses. The playhouse drawing is held during the eventâ€™s closing ceremony.
The 2011 ORIX Parade of Playhouses will feature 19 custom-designed playhouses. Raffle tickets may be purchased online beginning July 25 and at NorthPark Center beginning August 5. Raffle tickets are available for $5 each or 5 for $20. Each $50 purchase receives an entry for a special drawing for 4 round trip Southwest Airlines tickets. The raffle drawing is on August 21st at 4:00 p.m. You do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets may be purchased until 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21.
But wait! There’s more…Â
The nautical design centers around the helm of a sailboat jutting out of side walls. The exterior features authentic details such as replica pier details, boat ropes and a porthole window. The playhouse is a traditional framed structure capped off with a standing seam metal roof which mimics the shape of sails on the high seas. Interior furnishings include a comfy denim chair and cozy rug on hand-scraped oak flooring. Built-in shelving offers plenty of space for an adventurer’s favorite supplies. The interior of the playhouse features track lighting and plenty of natural light streaming through plexi-glass windows. The house is wired with two electrical outlets.
Dallas CASA hopes that the winning bid for this dream playhouse is around $15,000.Â Bidding starts on August 5, 2011 at 10:00 am and ends on August 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM.Â The starting bid is only $2,500! Take a closer look at this ultimate playhouse on the Dallas CASA auction page and get ready to start bidding.
All proceeds from Parade of Playhouses help Dallas CASA recruit, train and supervise volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the protective care of the courts.