Prize Patrol On The Road For PCH 25th Anniversary Prize!

As you know, 2013 is a historic year for PCH. It is a year of anniversaries! Not only is it the 60th anniversary of the company’s founding, it is ALSO the 25th anniversary of the Prize Patrol! Yep, 25 years ago this summer, the Prize Patrol made their first trip to surprise a sweepstakes winner. Todd Sloane and Dave Sayer thought that surprising unsuspecting sweepstakes winners would result in better, more authentic, footage for TV commercials.

Todd Sloane

And well, as they say, the rest is history! PCH has been sending blue-blazered crews across the country for years to deliver Big Checks, as well as countless balloons and bouquets of flowers.

Todd and Dave with Prize Patrol Van

We’re celebrating the occasion the only way we know how – by giving away money and sending our beloved Prize Patrol on the road again. TODAY another lucky winner receives a visit from the Prize Patrol with a check for $10,000!

I recently caught up with Dave Sayer, a Prize Patrol member from the beginning, to reflect on the last 25 years.

Laura: It’s the 25th anniversary of the first Prize Patrol award. If you could sum up your entire Prize Patrol experience in one word, what would it be?

Dave: Blessings!

Laura: Tell us about your favorite Prize Patrol memory.

Dave: That’ s like asking me which of my children is my favorite. Impossible. But our million dollar visit to Father Mike Berner in Earling, Iowa was particularly memorable because Joan Lunden and her “Behind Closed Doors” crew was with us PLUS our own large crew. The award created tremendous excitement in the small town and its church. And then Fr. Mike was such a fun personality – he was brought to NY to appear on David Letterman and Rosie O’Donnell’s talk shows.

Laura: Do you still keep in touch with past winners? Any interesting updates that you can share?

Dave: I have kept in touch with many, many winners through phone calls, cards, and occasional reunions – including Fr. Mike and winners of thousands and millions of dollars. I learn about family events – like kids growing up, graduations, and marriages. And since I’ve known all the major winners of the past 30+ years, I sadly learn of some passings. Regardless of what life brings, all our winner friends consider the Prize Patrol visits and “winning moments” as truly never-to-be-forgotten highlights.

Todd and Dave

Laura: What are you most looking forward to for the Prize Patrol/PCH?

Dave: I’m always looking forward to the next “winning moment.” Where will it be? How will the winner react? It may not be possible but it sure would be great to deliver a Big Check to every PCHblog reader out there!

There you have it folks! Dave and I are currently on the road for the PCH 25th Anniversary Prize, adding someone else to our growing winner family. Make sure you visit Todd Sloane’s Prize Patrol Fan Page for hints and clues about today’s winner. Who knows, it could be you!

Laura W.
Promotion Development

P.S. The Monkey Gems Game Tournament at PCHGames is approaching! Want to walk away a winner? Well on today’s Play&Win blog, we have a video from Matt K. showing you how to play! Be sure to check it out.


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Mun Saetern said...

Congratulations on the 25th anniversary prize! You guys have changed so many lives and have made many people’s dreams come true. I hope that one day I will be lucky to meet all of you and hopefully it will be the day that you guys change me life as well! :) I can’t wait to see today’s winner!

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lori miller said...

hope on my lucky stars I get to meet u all soon dreams can come true just have to be in it to win it with lots of luck on your side

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Selena Alcantar said...

Happy anniversary hope to meet you all someday soon

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David Faas said...

All I can say,Is god bless the PCH PrizePatrol for Making PCHFans Winners.

If I could conjure up one Word it would be Angels!!!

And I hope that My day arrive’s tomorrow with a $10,000 Check.

It would help out a lot,With winter not far away off.
A new Jacket Some new furniture and a Computer So I can keep Participating in PCH to try to win the Millions that I had a
Dream about last night!
So,Very true!!!

God bless,Mr.David Faas Duluth, Minnesota USA

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Kanika Loeung said...

Let me dream to enjoy with yous PCH 25th Anniversary Prize too. :)

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quitta said...

I love what PCH do for others.

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Stancio Butler said...

Congratulations on the 25th anniversary prize too! You all have recently surprised a $1,000,000.00 winner named Natalie Bostelman five years ago. But, am I going to be a local area Prize Patrol winner coming up next with both a $37,000,000.00 prize & a $250,000.00 every year for life & never work again prize right after they all going to surprise today’s winner with $10,000.00?

Stancio Butler
PCH Customer

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Stancio Butler said...

& I love what PCH do for others too.

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Dee Dee said...

I know you are not coming to Mississippi this time but hopefully one day soon. I love Dave’s answers but especially the first one (Dave: Blessings!). And what a blessing you all are to those of us who love you!!! Thanks for all you do!

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limda mooe said...

hope u come for the hoagies and cheese steaks and fresh pretzels i will take u.

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! Mississippi is out this time again it’s true, though I keep on believing one day I’ll meet you. (Hey we made it to Clue no. 2) Congrats PCH on your anniversaries! It must be a blessing to be able to give so much and be there for the reaction! Hope this is a moment one day we can “share”. :) Until then, safe travels where ever the road leads you. And Congrats again PCH!!

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
Happy 25th Anniversary PCH. I hope PCH come to my state Hartford, CT today and I really love what PCH do for me, others too. Thanks

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harvey emerson said...

Bless all of you

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ling moya said...

Happy Anniversary to the prize patrol!!!!!!! I still have hope i’ll get to meet you one day!!!! Have a wonderful trip !!!! Many blessing and thank you for everyday opportunity and chances to win!!:) blessing for the winner as well:)

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gina castanza said...

Happy Anniversary all at PCH! Thanks for giving us an opportunity for fast fun cash!

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Pamela Brinks said...

Congratulations to the new PCH winner in Kentucky! And A BIG HAPPY ANIVERSARY TO PCH Prize Patrol!

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Pamela Brinks said...

Keep Dreams Alive and one they will become Real, So, I keep Dreaming!!!!!!! And Dreaming….

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kathryn edwards said...

happy 25th PCH…………..thats funny wasn’t the last winner 25? Anyway i hope that i am the winner……..i never give up on my dreams………..Anythings Possible!

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Natasha Davis said...

Happy 25th Anniversary PCH* Prize Patrol…Love you guys!!! be safe=)

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Michaela G. said...

Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary!!!!

Well, good morning Laura W. and thank you for talking to Todd, and it is great to know that he does keep up with all the past winners and they are all doing well. I remember the 1988 winner, Father Mike and seeing it all happen on TV, it was so very excited to see him win!!! I hope all is going well with Father Mike too. So, I will agree that is all “BLESSINGS” indeed for all the PCH winners!!!

And I can only hope, pray and dream that I will become one of the next MEGA SUPER BIG winners from PCH!!! You never know, anything can happen, you just have to keep on entering and I do that everyday so all my dreams will come true one day!

Just wanted to say Happy 25th Anniversary to the PCH Prize Patrol and Congratulations on this wonderful event!!!

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wesley ivey said...

Congrats!

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Maria Miranda said...

HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY, PRIZE PATROL! Can’t wait to meet ya’ll in person!

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Keeper of the Birds said...

thank you for taking a stand on how to conduct business and being able to remain in business for 60 yrs Congrats #PCH all Y”ALL and Congrats to the #PrizePatrol on 25 yrs of showing us HOPE FILLED moments of winner’s lives! wado…. oh did y’all get the rainbows I sent? under hashtag HopeOn? many blessings and thanks for the great ripples of HOPE you allow in my life daily! WTG!

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Aisha said...

Happy anniversary pch I hoppe be the next plz com to Mississippi

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Yvette Cabiness said...

Thanks PCH for sharing with us PCH history and congrats. to the latest winner and hope and pray to see you soon :)

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Yvette Cabiness said...

Thank you for sharing with some of the history of PCH and congrats to the newest winner. Stay safe and always Blessed…

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Sara Thornton said...

TRULY REMARKABLE!
I am so happy for the newest PCH winner.

Thank you Publishers Clearing House for sharing the nostalgia.

Thank you for all of the opportunities you offer the public to enter.
I continue to enter everyday and even write-in occasionally.

I will continue to keep the faith that I too will be a big winner.

With much gratitude,
Sara

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Gail Timm said...

Happy 25th Anniversay, PCH! The Prize Patrol has changed so many life and made so many people very happy. Thank you for that. Hopefully and prayerfully I will win the next $7,OOO.OO Every Week For Life on November 26th. I hope to see you soon!

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Brenda said...

Happy anniversary , and congrats to the 10,000$ winner. I knew I was out on the 17th with clue one. The Winners name is Virginia and she lives in Virginia that is cosmic, it was meant to be. She looks sweet. She had the biggest smile ever while holding the check.

((((((((Lets go luck Illinois))))))))

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Lauralee Hensley said...

Happy 60th PCH & Happy 25th to the PCH Prize Patrol. Congratulations to the winner today.

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Juana D said...

Congratulation PCH.

It didn’t surprised me Manhattan did not win.NYC has never been visited . Iam starting to believe people are manually chosen. The usual people with less needs and who own their homes. Lol I had to let it out.

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Stancio Butler said...

Yes, the Prize Patrol are going to be on the road again to surprise me as a local area Prize Patrol winner in Fairfax, Virginia on Monday, September 23, 2013!!!

Stancio Butler
PCH Customer

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Lisa Landsem said...

Have Fun!!!! :)

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Juana D said...

Blessings to the lady who won today. But like I said owns a home, seems stable. NYC I guess will be overlooked look at that the next one is in a town with less than 500 people wao .lol

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Barb S. said...

Congratulations to the winner! Cute that her name is Virginia and she lives in Virginia! lol

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Kanika Loeung said...

Happy PCH 25th Anniversary, have fun!

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Stancio Butler said...

Happy 25th Anniversary, PCH Prize Patrol Elite Team, have fun!

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A.B said...

The prize patrol is in Virginia congrats to who ever wins. Florida is out one more time. I live in Ocala fl i will raise up my hope and I will work harder on my entries to reach my goal to be the next winner. See you all in November at my house in Ocala .

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Ruhul Kuhn-Osius said...

HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY !

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Stancio Butler said...

Congratulations also to the winner in Virginia just like myself! Cute that her name is Virginia and she lives in Virginia just like myself when I’m next on Monday, September 23rd, 2013.

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barbara butt said...

CONGRATULATION ON 25 YEARS I HOPE TO SEE IN SANGER CA. THIS WOULD BE GREAT AND YOU CAN GO FISHING WHILE YOUR HERE.

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PHYLLISWESOLOWSKI said...

I WOULD LOVE TO CELABRATE YOUR 25 TH ANNERVIRSARY WITH YOU IN PERSON AND WIN THE SWEEPSTAKE AT THE SAME TIME.

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GWEN MONCADA said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE PRIZE PATROL ITS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT MANY YEARS HAVE PAST. ALL OF YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB MAKING OTHER PEOPLE HAPPY’ KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WE ALL LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.

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gary rhoades said...

want to see them for myself

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Karen Taylor said...

add your comment here

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Karen Taylor said...

HHappy 25 anniversary!!!! I would finally, be able to do for my family. It’s be a challenge not being able to do for them as I see fit t do.

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April Hancock said...

I can’t wait to share with the world when and if I win!!!

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emily waggoner said...

add your comment here

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Johnaany Mayfield said...

I hopeing that I am winner all prizes and the $10,000,000 yr and $5,000.00 a week and that is
GOOD.

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Tyrone Jones said...

I have been entering PCH contest for many years in hopes of winning , nineteen or twenty years to be precise. Although I have yet to win I continue to believe that it will happen for me. I have been ill a long time and I know what it feels like to be with out so I will share my winnings with others. Elderly, sick , shut in and bedridden any way to help improve their quality of life.
And of course my lovely wife and family who have been caregivers for me. I believe!!

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Tyrone Jones said...

Congratulations to PCH and happy anniversary . You folks have truly made a difference in so many people’s lives. Not just by identifying winners by way of contest but bringing great products to many. Making it painless to shop from home while ,extending credit creating opportunity to secure useful items.

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Annie said...

Happy Thanksgiving

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Vic Miroddi said...

add your comment here

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Vic Miroddi said...

God bless to all for a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving .

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David M Ferguson said...

It far most would be a dream come true for me!
I do know it would be nice to be apart of the blessings ya give to others,like St. Jude!
It would also be a bless to see all God creations
To travel and see all the wonders of the world & it beauty !
Last but not least just the chance to meet such individuals as ya’s self that change the lives of so very many !
Wether I get the chance or not I would like to thank ya for all the good ya do !
God bless each and ever one of ya!
For all that you do for charity’s …ECG!
Yours truly Furg’s

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Joyce Duemling said...

Happy 25th!! (I love the monkey game, can’t wait till the tournament! Thanks for all the blessings you’ve already have given to so many people.

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Glenn Roof said...

Happy Anniversary, and I do hope to see you guys very soon!

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Mary Elaine Forbes said...

So worded and beautiful _ Sounds like words straight from your heart !!! No wonder so many, many people love you guys !!!! That goes for me too. Please – Stay safe in your travels and may you deliver lots of blessings to many people !!! Warm regards, Mary Elaine – - – - Don’t forget to put on your seat belts !!!!!

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Phyllis Reneau said...

Congratulations on the 25th anniversary prize and I hope to be added to the winner list! Safe traveling and good luck to everyone. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Rance Cook said...

Congrats to the lucky winner today. I hope you do great things with the blessing you will be receiving. Happy holidays to everyone.

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Linda Newcombe said...

I hope to meet you real soon

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Nancy Zaffarese said...

add your comment here

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Nancy Zaffarese said...

Would love to have you knock on my door.

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Crystal Skinner said...

PCH 25th Anniversary is a great thing you guys have changed so many lives with what you all do I am so glad you have been around this long Congrats to you.

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Gloria Dix said...

I would like to help the homeless people as they are in need of food and clothing and a place to spend the night. They look forward to every day and enjoy this time of year when they get their first meal of the year. The money will help others in need. GLoria

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judy lee said...

It is true – dreams do come true and you folks help them come true. Thank you. Hopefully my turn will come one of these times.

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judy lee said...

You folks are awesome. Hope to see you standing on my doorstep one day too.

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Wendy Thornberry said...

Oh monkey gem
I love that games I am going back there
ASAP

Thanks,
Wendy

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G. Charles Yates said...

I think that your parent-boss of PCH should set-aside a “Prize Sweepstakes” with the 3 main members of PCH Prize Patrol to benefit but place the amount into 3 separate charity organizations as their official beneficiary!!!

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Gloria Holmes said...

Happy Anniversary!! Hope to see you at my door soon……..At least sent money to help with the stamps…smile.

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Monte Zachary said...

Come to my house

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Monte Zachary said...

Please come to my house soon!!!!

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Vanessa Clark said...

add your comment here

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Rex Brown said...

I want and pray every day that I can make my family’s life more comfortable a and a win from PCH would do just do that

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Sharon Woods said...

Publisher Clearing House folks are so awesome for helping so many people. I pray you will come to my house because I really need to win some money so I can pay off some bills. Thank you Dave Sawyer and the team. May you have a blessed Christmas!!! Love you all!!

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Martha Carden said...

I think it is wonderful that you are bringing joy and happiness to people in this “mixed up” world of today. People are hurting and, anyway you can bring just one day of happiness, is a blessing!

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Penny Tull said...

I would so love a visit from the PRIZE PATROL PCH! I would spend the money to help my family; my sister just passed away from cancer and her son was in a horrific car accident and hat husband had a Mini Stroke! We really need the funds to help with their expenses when they get out of the hospital! Thanks PCH I need you now!

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sandra williams said...

u have made so many people happy and i wish i can say i hope yall come to a small town in hartsville s.c. soon . i be happy for the ones that are the winners but i will love it it some one from a small town win too. i have enter and i hope too see u soon!

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tom green said...

As much as I would love to see you show up at the house, since I drive truck it is more likely than not I would be on the road when you knocked on the door. I know if I won the first thing I would do is get rid of the truck and have a normal life lol

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RACHEL KRIEGER said...

This is so much fun,The anticepation is the excitemnt of it all.,

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William Sanborn said...

Happy 25th PCH!! Dave & todd ,you have the VERY BEST joba person could hope for!

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Braulio Bernal said...

I’m still waiting for you to surprise me as well. Greetings….from L.A. CA.

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joyce benion said...

Ms.Holland, my E Mail acct was compromised on 2/18/2014. Now i can’t ener PCH with my entry Number 3080. Please Help me I don’t know what to do. My Email acct has been fixed with the same username but I am not receiving entries based on that entry 3080. Somebody please help! I’ve missed about approximately 6 days and its not my fault. HELP PLEASE!!!

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Doris Pardo said...

Congratulations to the Prize Patrol on its 25th Anniversary. It’s amazing that for 25 straight years, you have been awarding prizes to different families changing their lives and more amazing is the fact, that you have kept in contact with some of them. That’s what I call, caring and devotion, not only awarding a prize but caring for those receiving it. Kudos to you all and may you all be blessed for the kindness that you are doing in helping families. Happy Anniversary and many more!!!!!

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James day said...

25 years of Making people happy tink you p c h for all the dreams

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randy coffey said...

I lived in denver when you started
The prizes and I have hope still. Thanks bless you all .

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Brenda Gibson said...

Happy anniversary of 25 years of making dreams coming true. Congratulations to Virginia who lives in Virginia that was ment to be. Youall have done such great work in the past, and present, and will do more in the future. Keep making dreams come true. Thanks Dave, Todd, and Danielle, for everything. And I gotta say to the crew at pch ((((((( GREAT JOB )))))))))

BLESSING TO YOU ALL. SINCERELY BRENDA

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vickie Ahrens said...

It would BE SUCH A BLESSING TO WIN!!! AND I could GIVE to OTHERS. I LOVE giving! It makes my HEART FEEL SO GOOD!

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Doris Christian said...

please let me win

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Charles Evans said...

As I set here looking at these photos.they not only capture my heart,but leave me with the spiritual feeling of love,the hearts that PCH touches the love you guys show,Goes above/beyond anything that money can buy.

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Brenda Nelson said...

I Hope To see you on the ROAD IN MISSOURI!

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Charles Evans said...

If we think what we we’re doing 25 years ago. We probably don’t remember or don’t wanna comment.But it’s great organization like PCH that help shape this country and bring the best out.The most amazing thing is they pack/wrap the gifts not just any gift life changing gifts.Delivered by some of the world best people for 25 years.We now know why this country is so great…THANK YOU PCH/prize PATROL!!!

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kim king said...

We appreciate all PCH has to challenge us with. Every struggle we face is a reminder that for a split second we can forget things and just have fun,laugh,and remember the memories we shared with, PCH Prize Patrol. Thank you

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erika vevers said...

im guna win i will search&win till you find me..

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suzanne said...

First thing I’d get rid of that damned MASTER card then the rest of my bills, and we now found out we need a new heater we have a big crack.

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