WCTE announces sweepstakes winner

Pictured L - R Teri Johnson (Winner), Avery Hutchins, director of marketing and development and Patti Cloud, membership coordinator

COOKEVILLE – WCTE’s first annual sweepstakes winner is Putnam County native and loyal WCTE member and viewer Teri Johnson from Cookeville. WCTE team members Paula Walker, Patti Cloud, and Avery Hutchins announced the winner of the 2019 sweepstakes giveaway on May 15. Johnson and a guest will enjoy a seven-day all-inclusive trip to St. James Antigua next year courtesy of WCTE.  

WCTE hosted the sweepstakes March-April that coincided with the March Membership Drive. Although participants did not need to be a member to enter the sweepstakes, new members were automatically entered in the contest. Between online entries and new membership entries, WCTE had almost 500 entries when the contest ended. 

“I encourage everyone to donate and become a member of WCTE because without WCTE’s wonderful work and excellent programming, we wouldn’t have a local PBS station in our community,” said Johnson. “It’s because of WCTE my dream of seeing the sun rise and set with my toes in the sand is now coming true.”

The WCTE Great TV Auction fundraiser will be auctioning off similar vacation packages on the Grand Heavenly Board during the last night of the Great TV Auction, June 16, starting at 7 PM. 

To catch the remainder of the auction, tune in June 13-16 from 7-11 PM. For more information about the Great TV Auction details and trips to Grenadines, Pineapple Beach or St. Vincent, visit wcte.org/auction.

WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for more than 40 years as the regions premier storyteller and is the only television station within a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner with education, health services, government, arts, and music. WCTE is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council and is one of only 350 PBS affiliates nationwide. 

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