When I was a kid, I dreamt of owning restaurants and hotels. But then I grew up, and I realized that I’ll need buckets and buckets of bucks to make this dream come true so I decided to do something else.
However, things were different for Janice Sage, owner and innkeeper of the Center Lovell Inn in Maine. She was able to own the inn for a meager price of $100! How did that happen? Well, the previous owner held an essay writing contest with a $100 entrance fee in 1993. The grand prize – the Center Lovell Inn. Needless to say, Janice won the contest and the ownership of the inn. And now that Janice is retiring, she wants to do the same thing.
Instead of the conventional way of selling properties, Janice decided to hold an essay writing contest.
Submit a 200-word essay for $125, and you’ll get the chance to own the Center Lovell Inn!
The essay must be written in English and must say why you should be the next owner of the inn. Entries must be received on or before May 17th.
She aims to attract at least 7,500 contestants so she can accumulate $900,000, which is the estimated value of the property.
The cozy inn has 10 guest rooms and it’s dining room can accommodate 40 guests.
Do you find it unbelievable to own this awesome inn by winning an essay contest?
Well, you better believe it because it’s real! Janice won the inn in 1993 for $100!
The Center Lovell Inn was built in 1805 and has scenic views of Kezar Lake and the White Mountains.
Don’t take too long to think. Grab this chance to own the inn!
Imagine owning an inn for $125. What are you waiting for? Check this link to find out how to join!
Share this story with your friends and tell them about this once in a lifetime opportunity! Don’t forget to leave your comments and reactions below.
H/T: Center Lovell Inn via Little Things
Haunting Photos of Two Tourists Snapped Just Before They Mysteriously Disappeared
Completely clueless about the fate that awaits them, these two girls took photos just before they mysteriously disappeared.
Dutch tourists Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon went missing two weeks after they arrived in Panama to study Spanish. These young women mysteriously disappeared while taking a day hike near the town of Boquete on April 1, 2014.
Froon, 22, and Kremers, 21, were last seen on April 2.
Some locals found bone fragments and a backpack believed to be owned by one of them. Later on, DNA tests confirmed that the remains belonged to them.
A Waitress Got a Generous Tip with a Heartwarming Note at the Back of the Receipt.
A waitress received a very generous tip and didn’t realize the significance of the number until she flipped over the receipt.
A $36 tip is a huge amount of money for any waiter/ waitress, who work so hard everyday and yet receive minimal compensation. This is the case of a waitress who served hot dogs to a customer on Sunday.
Although she was ecstatic, she was quite puzzled as to the significance of the tip amount. When she flip the receipt, she found a short note with the explanation.
Here is the original handwritten note:
This Boy Achieved Facebook Stardom When He Turned Down Reward for Returning Lost iPhone.
Just do something nice for someone else.
We can hardly live without our phones so imagine losing it--a personal possession from your hard earned money with your contacts, photos, memos and other important files all gone in a snap. Quite not the best situation anyone would want but this story of a 12-year-old boy tells us otherwise--that even the worst things in life can teach us the greatest lessons.
It started when a 16-year-old Shaunnah Hickinbottom left her cell phone on a train in Birmingham just a few weeks ago. It could have ended just like that or worst, we'll assume that a stranger might found the phone and decided not to return it.
Luckily, the stranger was Josh Brown, a 12-year-old boy who didn't think twice when he left the phone in Selly Oak ticket office so the owner can retrieve it. He even answered a call from Hickinbottom's mother prior to that and was asked to leave his address but the boy left this note instead.
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