By Devynn Barnes
Home-A-Rama is back and ready to “wow” residents of central Indiana. The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis will be welcoming people into five different custom-built homes in the Brookside neighborhood of Westfield during the month of June. Tickets cost $15 at the gate or $12 online, and all proceeds of the event benefit the St.Vincent Cancer Walk taking place in Zionsville this September.
After taking a five-year hiatus at the downturn of the housing market in 2008, the builders association first brought Home-A-Rama back last year and featured homes in the Village of West Clay in Carmel. On the wake of a successful return, the association is excited to bring this year’s event to Westfield.
“Home-A-Rama is basically a home show that showcases the latest and greatest in design, outdoor living and landscaping,” said Carrie Cason, the association’s director of communications.
The five homes featured this year are all fully decorated, furnished and landscaped, featuring the work of Bedrock Builders, G&G Custom Homes, Heartwood Custom Homes, M/I Homes and Hoss Homes.
Cason said the event promotes housing and the housing industry, but the builders association also makes an effort to a pick a charity partner each year to receive the profits made from ticket sales. In regards to this year’s selection of the St.Vincent Cancer Walk, Cason said it was an easy choice.
“It’s a local, community-based charity,” Cason said. “Cancer touches so many of us, and it’s an important cause.”
The Cancer Walk is a 10-mile challenge walk and 3-mile family walk through Zionsville on the morning of Sept. 20. The walk begins and ends at Lions Park in Zionsville, and the money raised helps provide programs and services for cancer patients at St.Vincent as well as gives access to life-saving screenings for those in the community who cannot afford them.
Anyone who wants to donate to the cause can do so by buying a ticket for the 2014 Home-A-Rama at www.homeshowticketsonline.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate, and children 12 and under are free.
The homes will be open from noon until 8 p.m. June 4 to June 8, June 11 to June 15 and June 18 to June 22. The Brookside neighborhood is located on 161st Street just east of Carey Road in Westfield.