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2013 St. Jude Dream Home ready for construction

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Ground has been officially broken on the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home.

Young Mabry Smith, a brain tumor survivor and St. Jude patient, is among the dignitaries hoisting a shovel-full of dirt on the vacant lot.

This is the 11th year a dream home has been built to benefit the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Builder Brian Burkley's goal every year is to build a home better than the last one and this year is no different.

"This house is going to be valued at half a million to $550,000," said Burkley. "We cut no corners. We're using some of the best products, actually products that wouldn't be in a the budget on a house like this because people are donating and they're wanting to showcase their products. So a lot of hi-end products are in this house."

The home is being built in the Hartford Subdivision in Madison County.

Tickets for a chance to win the home will go on sale this spring.

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