If you have $100 and a story to tell, you could have a new home.
Pam Frisch, owner of Yesteryears Restaurant in downtown Sandusky, plans to sell her Perkins Township home for $100.
The 4,800-square-foot house on Deerpath Drive in Perkins Township has five bedrooms, two baths and a two-and-a-half car garage. It is appraised at $425,000.
So what's the catch?
Along with a $100 entry fee, people interested in the home must submit an essay, 500 words or less, about what they would do if they won the house.
"I'm a little bit nervous, but mostly excited," Frisch said.
Frisch said she first thought about raffling the house.
"I wanted it to be a little more personal, so we decided to do this story idea," she said.
Entries should be mailed to Sandusky Story Contest, P.O. Box 2337, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
All entries must be postmarked by May 31. If the minimum of 5000 entries are not received, all entry fees will be returned.
"They don't have to be an author or anything to win the house," Frisch explained.
She added she's just looking for a sincere, heartfelt story.
Frisch said the winner could live in the house, use it as a summer home, resell it and pay for college tuition or retirement, whatever people can imagine.
Frisch said an out-of-state organization, probably an education organization in Texas, will read the essays to eliminate any local bias people might suspect.
For more information and photos of the home, visit Frisch's contest web site at myspace.com/sanduskystorycontest.
The winner of the contest will be announced June 15.
Check out the house
WHAT: Open House
WHEN: 2-4 p.m. April 20
WHERE: 3924 Deerpath Drive, Perkins Twp.