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Dec 6, 2010

Channel 5’s Signature Anniversary Show, Gimme 5, has big winner

Gimme Five is this station’s signature anniversary show. All of last week, our lucky viewers were walking away with fabulous prizes to mark our nineteenth anniversary. As the anticipation built up for the final night, the prizes and cash increased. This year, there were three grand prizes for the persons who answered Gimme Five when their phone rang and what a Christmas they will have. Meredith Chastanet picked up the final grand prize from our studios on Coney Drive and spoke to Delahnie Bain.

Delahnie Bain, Reporting

Friday night was the final and most exciting of Channel Five’s nineteenth birthday celebration and our annual Christmas giveaway show, Gimme 5. The grand prize winner was Meredith Chastanet, who almost missed her chance.

{Nat sounds… the call }

Meredith Chastanet, Grand Prize Winner, Gimme 5

“I was nervous and at first it rang and I was saying gimme five, gimme five and it went to voice mail and I thought somebody was playing a prank. So I clicked it off. Then I saw William say we’ll try this again. When I look I saw my phone ringing again and I picked up the phone and I said gimme five! And then William, I heard them cheering and thing noh. I was nervous, I was really nervous but it was good.”

Chastanet says she gets her tickets in every year and this was her first win.

meredith chastanet

Meredith Chastanet

“Actually I was looking at the phone and saying ring but afterwards it rang so…my luck.”

Delahnie Bain

“How many tickets did you have in there?”

Meredith Chastanet

“I actually put in eighty tickets so I said one must come out and it did.”

This year’s cash prize was doubled to give the big winner a bright Christmas in these tough times.

Meredith Chastanet

“Actually I only remember two because I was so excited I only remember the thousand dollars and the ticket from American Airlines, that’s all.”

Delahnie Bain

“So you have your trip planned already or…”

Meredith Chastanet

“Not really, when the time comes I’ll think about that.”

Delahnie Bain

“So now with this extra thousand dollars, how is Christmas looking for you?”

Meredith Chastanet

“Looking quite good actually and that will help me pay some of my bills. I would just like to say thanks to Channel 5 and American Airlines because they just made my Christmas. I couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas.”

And so ends another round of fantastic prizes on Gimme 5. Delahnie Bain for News Five.

The two other grand prizes went to Jordie King and Ava Carillo, while seven others won numerous prizes in this year’s grand Gimme Five.

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1 Response for “Channel 5’s Signature Anniversary Show, Gimme 5, has big winner”

  1. Proud Belizean says:

    Channel Five, I must commend you for these fantastic shows. You make our Belizeans happy and the extra bucks certainly help in this crisis.

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