Darlene Parker Terrell could hardly contain her excitement last week when she found out she’d won two tickets to see Clay Aiken in concert. Terrell was the winner in The Food Channel’s “Why I’m a Clay Aiken Fan” contest.
“What a welcome surprise this is!!!” said Terrell. “My husband and I were just talking about Clay’s concert last night, and I was trying to be a ‘good sport about it,’ but I was so disappointed in not being able to go to Clay’s tour this time around. My husband’s health is not very good, and with our son’s college expenses, finances are kind of tight right now, so it just wasn’t an option for me.”
“Now, to find out that I get to go (and take my son with me) is such a blessing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”
Terrell will be attending the show in Charlotte, N,C., on February 23. In her contest entry, she told us about how she and her son were diehard Clay Aiken fans. “My son has been right there with me, since the beginning of “Clay,” she said. “He even slept outside with me on a freezing cold December night, just to help me get Clay to autograph my Learning to Sing.”
“Unfortunately (or fortunately) my son will be graduating from college in May and will be heading to the West Coast,” Terrell wrote. “I guess our Clay times will be over at that point. I would love to win these tickets so we could have one final last Clay hoorah!!!”
Well, Darlene and her son will be having that last hoorah after all. We can’t wait to hear the report from Charlotte.
UPDATE: Darlene and Son Make It to the Show
We just received the word from Darlene this morning and they made it to Wednesday night’s concert in Charlotte. “I just wanted to thank you so very much for selecting me to be the winner,” Terrell said. “My son and I attended the concert in Charlotte, and it was wonderful. Without your kindness, I would have not been able to be a part of this beautiful show!”
Thanks to all our fans who entered the contest. We hope to offer more chances to win in the near future.