Channel 3 came to our house for a Backyard Barbeque

Yes, it’s true. We won a Backyard Barbeque with local TV Channel 3, WFSB and BigY World Class Markets.

This past Thursday, August 21st, a TV crew and a BigY crew of chefs came to our house. WFSB broadcast live during at 5 pm, 5:30 pm, and 6 pm (EST) during the weather report. WFSB Reporter Hallie Jackson interviewed several of us during the barbeque. BigY brought tons of food and cooked it for our guests.

How did you win such a thing you ask? Well, WFSB had a weekly contest on their website. I had to fill out the basic information like name, address, etc. but they also requested that you write a paragraph about why you would want them to come to your house for a barbeque. I wrote only about 3 lines explaining that my youngest son would be coming home for a visit this summer before going to Iraq later this year. Based on that, they picked my entry. I was not the only winner. They picked winners each week during the summer.

Here are the photos of our fantastic event.
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The WFSB Satellite truck is setup and ready to go.
The guest of honor.
Hallie Jackson
Hallie Jackson
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Neighbors and friends begin to arrive.
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BigY World class Markets
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Hallie interviews the BigY crew
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The producer and WFSB crew edit the tape before it airs.
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Hallie on-air
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Happy neighbors (are there any other kind?)
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Winston, the brother, speaks on camera
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Lots of fun was had by all when WTNH came to our house this summer.

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  1. Wendy, congrats on having such a fun event. I’ve seen that same type of prize given in the Phx metro area and it always looks like fun.

    Thanks for sharing your event with the photos! Best wishes to your son.

  2. How can I view the interviews? Do you have access to them so I can watch the footage??

  3. I LOVE IT!!! that made me miss home a lot 🙁

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