Caroline Merrill with the Parade of Homes joins Studio 5 to bring you up-to-date on what you can expect this year.
Parade Home Categories and Concepts
You’ll see everything from $100 to $300 thousand dollar homes to over $3 million plus a historical remodel including the Brigham Young Farmhouse. Also see a variety of concepts including planned unit devleopments, transit oriented communities, master-planned communities, such as Daybreak, energy and green-built homes and homes that are maintenance free.
Parade Make-A-Wish Rooms
Each year many builders create special rooms in many Parade homes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah. These rooms are decorated in honor of the child and their wish. Ten builders have participated this year and will include such creative ideas as a fireman playhouse for a child who wants to be a fireman when he grows up. Another room reflects a desire for a playhouse and the room is decorated in just that way. This is a special area for the builders and visitors can also help. One dollar of each Parade ticket sold will go to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah
Added Ticket Benefits
Your ticket will provide you with more than just entrance to the show. You can enter to win a new car courtesy of Larry H. Miller Dealerships at the show. Or you can receive free 2008 admission into This is The Place Heritage Park ($8 value) with the purchase of a Parade ticket. Buy one ticket and get one free to Utah, Welcome Home, a musical comedy presented at This is the Place Heritage Park. Receive a free child’s admission ticket to Utah’s Hogle Zoo with the purchase of one adult admission ticket.
Parade of Homes DVD
The 2008 Sal Lake Parade of Homes has created a virtual tour DVD showing the interiors and exteriors of all 2008 Parade homes. The cost is $10 and will be available August 1 at www.utahparade.com, at participating 7-11 stores along the Wasatch Front and at the Daybreak Information Pavilion at 4563 West Kestrel Ridge Rd., in South Jordan
General Parade Information
Parade runs Friday, August 1 thru Saturday, August 16 from 11 AM to 9 PM at all homes including Sundays. Tickets are $12 each, 5 years and younger are free. Advanced tickets are available June 1 thru July 31 at $10 each online at ww.utahparade.com Tickets are available August 1-16 at participating 7-11 stores along the Wasatch Front, on-line at ww.utahparade.com, at the Daybreak Information pavilion and This is The Place Heritage Park at 2601 South Sunnyside Drive
For more information, visit www.utahparade.com