While the Fall Parade of Homes may be behind us, Rodrock Development isn’t prepared to abandon the autumn fun. In fact, starting today, Rodrock Development is inviting Kansas Citians to “trick-or-treat” their way through some of its gorgeous open homes, with one lucky participant scoring a Halloween jackpot — or cauldron — of $1,000 cash.
“Halloween and trick-or-treating are really big deals in all of the Rodrock Developments,” said Brenda Sanders, president of Rodrock & Associates, Realtors.
“The families always have a lot of fun … so we thought, why not engage the public in a version of trick-or-treating through our available spec homes? They could see some amazing homes, get a feel of the spirit of the neighborhoods and possibly win some fantastic prizes. All of the homes are move-in ready — just in time for Thanksgiving or Christmas.”
This Spooktacular “Spec”tacular Tour is easy, fun and most importantly, full of plenty of treats. Simply tour any or all of the completed spec homes in the following Rodrock Developments: The Cottages at Woodridge, 132nd and Goodman in Overland Park; Grayson Place, 119th and Lone Elm in Olathe; the Greens of Chapel Creek, 60th and Clear Creek Road in Shawnee; Grey Oaks, 22515 W. 60th St. in Shawnee; Forest View, 119th and Clare Road in Olathe; Stonebridge Meadows, 167th and Ridgeview Road in Olathe; Stonebridge Village, 164th and Mur-Len Road in Olathe; Stonebridge Trails, 165th and Mur-Len Road in Olathe; Stonebridge Park, 165th and Black Bob in Olathe; and Southwick on the Lake, 199th and Mission Road in Overland Park.
Just register at any of the homes by leaving your name and contact information in the cauldron. Be warned, however: Some homes will be host to a “trick,” albeit a friendly one. Gift cards to area stores, movie theaters, coffee shops and more will be awarded a few select visitors, in addition to the $1,000 cash prize.
All prizes will be awarded at the official drawing on Nov. 2. One prize per house is available, for a grand total of 35 prizes and one grand prize. Winners will be announced on Rodrock Development’s Facebook page, Twitter feed and the company’s website, Rodrock.com. There’s no individual limit to how many sweets you can score on this trick-or-treat trek.
With anywhere between one and eight homes open in each community, there’s ample opportunity to look around and experience the distinctive difference found within a Rodrock community. After all, as a former teacher and father himself, Darol Rodrock has a deep understanding of what makes for a vibrant, family-friendly community. He’s built up some 83 successful communities and helped more than 30,000 families find the home of their dreams.
However, the houses and home sites are merely a part of what it means to be in a Rodrock Development. “For more than 35 years, homebuyers have resonated with the unique Rodrock Development ‘building better communities’ promise,” Sanders said.
Rodrock fulfills this promise in a number of ways: As soon as the streets are placed, he begins immediate work on the infrastructure and amenities he knows families want. Zero-entry pools, changing cabanas, pergola-covered grills, picnic areas, well-equipped children’s playgrounds, and richly appointed clubhouses, complete with workout facilities, are found in many Rodrock communities. Knowing the importance of good schools, Rodrock sets aside ground for the building of award-winning elementary and middle schools.
Another concept that Rodrock created was the unique Rodrock Development Moms Council as a way to help new neighborhoods get off to a great start. An abundance of family-friendly activities are planned thanks to the Council, including spring egg hunts, Memorial weekend pool-opening parties, July 4 bike-a-thons, and pumpkin-carving contests, depending upon the community. In December, families adore the holiday hayride and caroling event, which features huge Belgian draft horses pulling wagons down luminary lit streets.
Need yet more proof that Rodrock Development’s Moms Councils are focused on building a true sense of community rather than just a neighborhood? Rodrock Development’s second-annual Cutest Kid Halloween Photo Contest is also in high gear. But this year, the treat has grown: The grand-prize winner will savor $1,000 in cash.
To submit your favorite photo, visit KansasCity.com/contests and click on the Rodrock Development Cutest Kid Contest icon; a link is also provided at Rodrock.com. Photo submissions can be uploaded online from Oct. 20 through Nov. 3. The winner will be announced the week of Nov. 10 in The Kansas City Star, as well as online at KansasCity.com/contests and on Rodrock Development’s website and Facebook page.
“These two lighthearted contests are just a glimpse into the countless ways Rodrock Development goes above and beyond to nourish a sense of community, build camaraderie and help neighborhoods thrive,” Sanders said.
For more information, including contest rules and details, visit Rodrock.com.