94-year-old sees ‘The Price is Right’ | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 15, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm
Ninety-four-year-old Wilhemina Young got a chance to see “The Price is Right” live in Charleston when the show came to town in March.
“When I heard that ‘The Price is Right’ was coming to town, it sounded like the perfect opportunity to try and get Mrs. Young there. She is our resident council president and tries to get everyone involved in things around here. She watches ‘The Price is Right’ every day and gets the other residents to watch as well,” said PruittHealth administrator Christy Drinkard.
So Drinkard contacted the show headquarters in California to see if they would give them some tickets. They donated nine free tickets and set up a meet and greet with the guest host, Jerry Springer.
The group also had t-shirts made with “Pruitt, Come On Down” on the front and “Do the right thing, because it’s the right thing to do” on the back. (That’s one of Pruitt’s mottos.)
Personal Care ambulance donated an ambulance and their time to take Mrs. Young to Charleston.
The group met at California Dreaming to have a seafood dinner. Mrs. Young had fried shrimp and told us all about her childhood and meeting Jerry Springer when he was a mayor.
After dinner, they headed to the Charleston Coliseum and were seated in prime seating so Mrs. Young could see everything going on … the lights, the glamour, and Jerry Springer.
“You should have seen her face light up. It was priceless,” Drinkard said.
After the show, they were escorted back stage to a meet and greet with Springer. “He was such a great host. He was genuinely happy to meet her. He asked her about her family and where she was from. He also said it was the best part of the evening,” Drinkard said.
Then the Pruitt Health group helped Mrs. Young into the ambulance with her extra fried shrimp and a smile and sent her back to the facility.
“When I saw her on Monday after the show, I asked her how she liked it. She just smiled and said, ‘It was so nice. I will never forget it,’” Drinkard said.