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Dream House Semi-Finalists Announcement!

Published 08.10.17

Lake County YMCA Announces Semifinalists 
for 2017 Dream House And 2017 Chevy Malibu

Painesville, OH (August 9, 2017) – 20 lucky semifinalists had their names drawn from 81,708 tickets by Lake County County Pleas Court Judge John O'Donnell and will now have a chance to win the Lake County YMCA 2017 Dream House. Additionally, 10 semifinalists were chosen from a separate drawing of nearly 31,000 tickets for a 2017 Chevy Malibu. It has been a record breaking year for the YMCA Dream House ticket sales!

On Sunday, August 13, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Dream House in Willoughby Hills, two of these semifinalists will choose the key that will unlock new opportunties. The Dream House winning finalist may accept the home plus furnishings or may choose a $250,000 cash prize. 

For the 2017 Dream House the semifinalists are: 

  1.    William Koenig  Concord, OH
  2.    Brian Palliser  Myrtle Beach, SC
  3.    Donna Peterson  Willoughby, OH
  4.    Eugene Norris  Akron, OH
  5.    Leslie Svoboda  Parma, OH
  6.    Heather Kirkland  Concord, OH
  7.    Alicia Maul  Mentor, OH
  8.    Pamela Perry  Geneva, OH
  9.    Ann Fischer  Chardon Twp, OH
  10. Judy Mparker  Willoughby, OH
  11. Jonathan Phillips  Painesville, OH
  12. Jill Mohr  North Canton, OH
  13. Grace Corr  Willoughby, OH
  14. Ron Fatica  Willoughby, OH
  15. Anthony Folisi  Eastlake, OH
  16. Jane Mrsnik  Euclid, OH
  17. Carlo Melargno  Highland Heights, OH
  18. Donald Laurich  Cleveland, OH
  19. Joanne Gogan  Eastlake, OH
  20. John Rogers  Chesterland, OH


For the 2017 Chevy Malibu the semifinalists are:

  1.    Pam Harting  North Kingsville, OH
  2.    Lauren Hixenbaugh  Windsor, OH
  3.    Paul Gewirtz  Beachwood, OH
  4.    Marie Lovas  Burton, OH
  5.    Larry Rakes  Concord, OH
  6.    Patrick Tarbet  Youngstown, OH
  7.    Llyod Bohannon  Painesville, OH
  8.    Marie Ikard  Euclid, OH
  9.    Jennifer Palagyi  Conneaut, OH
  10. Mark Dirosa  Mentor, OH


“Building a better us takes hard work, dedication and most of all, collaboration. From planning and construction to managing daily tours, hundreds of volunteers give their time and talents to ensure we provide everyone with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. A huge Thank You to our major sponsors for 2017 including Knez Homes, WKYC-TV3, The Chevy Network/Classic Chevrolet, and Guhde Flooring,” said Scott Taylor, Lake County YMCA Chief Advancement Officer.

Since 1993, proceeds from the Dream House project have exceeded $4 million (approximately $200,000 per year) for program and facility enhancements that allow the Y to engage children, families and seniors in diverse programs at each Lake County YMCA branch (Central Y-Painesville, West End Y-Willoughby, East End Y-Madison, and the Outdoor Family Center).

PHOTOS Courtesy of Lake County YMCA



About the Y

The YMCA is the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Since 1866, the Lake County Y has engaged men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – with its diverse programs to deliver lasting personal and social change. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together to support their neighbors. For more information visit the Lake County Y online ( and follow us on Facebook.


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