by Kristina Rhodes

Southern Indiana Events benefitting Make-A-Wish® is hosting its 3rd annual “Cottages for Kids” fundraising event presented by Parade of Homes in partnership with Old National Bank. Beginning on Saturday, June 2nd and running through Sunday, June 10th, children may win their own “Cottage” in a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish. Cottages for Kids is a neighborhood of playhouses, located at the Promenade of Evansville 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 Monday 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 Evansville Fire Department was revealed as the Winner, unseating previous two-time winner, Scott Township Fire and EMS!

Along with the EFD, other champions of our 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. Our champion builders include the following: Scott Township Fire & EMS, Team Handy, Evansville Fire Department, AMR IN/KY, Reinbrecht Homes, Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters and Smart Barns Storage Sheds.


  • When: June 2 – June 10, 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 10th 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. Please join us at the Cottage neighborhood in support of the kids.Southern Indiana Events benefitting Make-A-Wish is a 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.

For more information contact, Kristina Rhodes, our President of the Regional Council for Southern Indiana Events benefitting Make-A-Wish. Kristina is available at: 812.305.3914 and

See pictures of the Cottages on Facebook at: Cottages for Kids June 2-June10

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