Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography
The suspense has been building for months. Now, as the weekend draws near, only a few days separate finalists from a $500,000 home.
For the last four months, people toured the GOAL house at 4200 54th Ave. S, Fargo, and registered to win the $500,000 home from Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead. Since the registration period ended Sunday, Oct. 16, the 1,000 finalists have been selected and invited to the GOAL event at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo on Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. At the celebration, only 30 of the 1,000 finalists are randomly selected to be invited on stage. Each will proceed to pick one key to unlock a door. Though 30 finalists will attempt, only one key can successfully unlock it.
“My favorite part of this experience is seeing the expression on the face of the person who wins the house,” said Designer Homes president Robert Leslie. “Besides that, one of the most enjoyable parts is to hear the story of what the winner does with the house and winnings now that they have the financial freedom.”
After the celebration, the winner has the difficult choice of either keeping or selling the house. The $500,000 house is a five-bedroom, three bath home with 1,832 square feet on the main floor and basement. It features an open kitchen with quartz countertop, finished basement with a large family room, rec. area, wet bar and a spacious three stall garage.
Though not every finalist can win the home, they still have a chance to win a pool table valued at $6,000 from Hot Spring Spas & Pool Tables 2 or part of the $4,000 worth of gift cards given away by Shotgun Sally’s, Herd & Horns, Crave Burger Co. and 9 Iron Bar & Grill.
The event is not limited to only finalists, everyone in the FM area is invited to celebrate with the finalist. A cash bar, concession stands, live entertainment and a photo booth will be open to the public during the celebration.
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