The Dreamscape Makeover Raffle is Keep Akron Beautiful's annual fundraiser that was developed 13 years ago to help support our public land beautification program, Flowerscape. The Dreamscape Makeover is a raffle where one lucky winner will receive a professionally designed front or back yard makeover, valued at $10,000.
Keep Akron Beautiful’s 14th annual Dreamscape Raffle has officially begun and now is the time to buy tickets! Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Tickets can be purchased online, at the agency office located at 850 East Market Street, Akron, or at the following locations: Dayton Nurseries, Inc., Donzells Flower & Garden Center, Inc., Graf Growers Garden Center, and Suncrest Gardens. By participating in the Dreamscape Raffle, you’re not only giving your backyard a chance for beautification, you are giving all of Akron a beautification opportunity too!
This year’s lead landscape designer is Leah Heiser, Flowerscape Director at Keep Akron Beautiful, marking the first time a Flowerscape Director has been the lead designer.
The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Alexander Park on West Market Street. In addition to the grand prize ticket, there are two runner-up prizes which include 4 yards of mulch or compost blown into landscaped beds by TerraScape, LTD and a basket of gardening supplies, courtesy of Graf Growers Garden Center
Click here for the Offical Dreamscape Raffle's 2017 Rules and Regulations
Our 2017 Vendor Partners Include:
Lead Landscape Designers for 2017
Leah Heiser, KAB Flowerscape Director
R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc.
**NEW vendor Partners!**
We encourage all citizens to visit these vendor partners for all of your needs! Their support of Keep Akron Beautiful is greatly appreciated.
2016 Dreamscape Makeover Recap
On Thursday June 2nd, Keep Akron Beautiful selected its winner of the 13th annual Dreamscape Raffle, sponsored by SummaCare at Alexander Park. Grand Prize winner Sandy Tirpak of Cuyahoga Falls was selected to receive a $10,000 front or backyard makeover, designed by the 2016 lead landscape designer and project manager, Dave Thomas, of R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc.. Sandy Tirpak purchased her Dreamscape Raffle ticket from Graf Growers! Tirpak met with Thomas to create a landscaping plan, which was put into action during the transformation week of August 1-5, 2016. The results are pictured above!
In addition to the coveted grand prize, Keep Akron Beautiful Board Member, James Kraus also drew three runner’s up winners who received prizes from our Dreamscape Vendor Partners:
1st Runner-up: Wendy Weaver of Tallmadge will have their choice of mulch or compost blown into landscaped beds by TerraScape LTD., owned by Mike Clar.
2nd Runner-up: John Miller of Uniontown will receive a bird bath donated by Suncrest Gardens.
3rd Runner-up: Kristen Kemp of Fairlawn will receive a $100 gift basket of gardening supplies donated by Graf Growers.
In 2016, 1,265 tickets were sold to Summit County residents through the spring helping to raise a total of $27,350 for the program. All funds raised go towards planting and maintaining the KAB Flowerscape sites each year.