Southern Indiana Events benefitting Make-A-Wish® is hosting its 4th annual “Cottages for Kids” fundraising event presented by Parade of Homes in partnership with Old National Bank. Running through Sunday, June 9th, children may win their own “Cottage” in a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish. Cottages for Kids is a neighborhood of playhouses, located near the corner of Vogel and N Burkhardt in Evansville. Cottages are up for grabs by random raffle draw. Everyone is invited to participate.

On Sunday evening, a team of mighty local Wish Kids gathered in the Cottages Neighborhood to judge the Cottages. The Kids worked hard, analyzed the Cottages in detail and made decisions based on criteria such as creativity and fun factor. After tallying all the votes, the Kight Home Center’s Princess Castle Cottage was revealed as the Winner (Pictured above).

Along with Kight Home Center, other champions of the community built uniquely designed children’s playhouses to be given to lucky winners and delivered to their homes. Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25 (Cash or Check). Look for the Make-A-Wish Star on the Parade of Homes map. Builders include the following: Two-time “Cottage of the Year” Winner Scott Township Fire & EMS, IKORCC Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters, Custom Recreation, and the Southwest Indiana Association of Realtors.


· When: Now - June 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

· Where: Near Corner of Vogel and N Burkhardt, Evansville

· Tickets: 1 for $10 or 3 for $25

· Sunday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m. - Winners will be drawn (need not be present to win)

Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with serious illnesses. Join us at the Cottage neighborhood in support of the kids. Southern Indiana Events benefitting Make-A-Wish is an all-volunteer local council representing the Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana chapter. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. An average Wish cost $8,000, parts of that cost include $1,500 for meals for a family of 4, $1,000 for adventures and entertainment, and $3,000 travel-related expenses. Buy a raffle ticket, Spark the Wish Effect!

For more information contact, Kristina Rhodes, President of the Regional Council for Southern Indiana Events benefitting Make-A-Wish at 812.305.3914 or email

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