O’FALLON – The seventh annual O’Fallon Design Challenge will take place this weekend at 1206 Southview Dr., with proceeds benefitting the community.
The design challenge, also known as the “Souper” Bowl Open House, is being hosted by Whitney Wisnasky- Bettorf and Courtney Marsh, owners of Red Door Realty Group and will take place Friday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 3.
Wisnasky- Bettorf said the vacant house listing on Southview Drive will be staged with individual rooms being decorated by local consignment shops.
“Then, all of the items are for sale,” Wisnasky- Bettorf said.
On Friday, there will be a preview night and wine tasting at the Southview home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The wine is being supplied by Hidden Lake Winery out of Aviston, Illinois. There is an entry fee of $10 on Friday evening.
The O’Fallon Design Challenge serves as a benefit to the community. As the event falls on the NFL Super Bowl Weekend, the entry fee for Saturday and Sunday calls for one can of soup or $1. All of the canned goods will then be donated to the O’Fallon Food Pantry. Cash proceeds will go to Veterans Community Project for Homeless Veterans and the O’Fallon chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Wisnasky- Bettorf said every year the event has raised between $700 and $1000 in cash and up to four shopping carts of food for the O’Fallon Food Pantry.
“Not everybody is watching football,” she said. “The ladies come out, the husband may come with them.”
“They will find different pieces that they fall in love with,” she said.
“This house is a little bit smaller than years past but everybody that comes looks forward to it each year and gets excited for it,” Wisnasky- Bettorf said. “It’s always a fun weekend.”
The O’Fallon Design Challenge will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. A loan officer will be on site to help individuals get prequalified for a home if they so choose.