Thanks to our friends at XL96 Country, the generosity of our vendors and tons of hard work and planning, the MHB team got to experience the thrill of a lifetime last Saturday. This thrill? Giving away a Martell Home- free and clear- to John Baxter & his family, of Lower Coverdale, NB. Not to mention also pulling off the largest radio giveaway ever, east of Calgary!
Months ago, the idea was born. It all started with a bet between morning hosts Scotty Horsman & Tony Smith… could Tony quit bacon for a week? They called it #bacation. Tension ran deep and stakes were high… things seemed to be getting out of hand when Tony bet his new (under-construction) Martell Home. Imagine his surprise when he lost the bet! Some said he was set up but rules are rules and he did consume the bacon.
Construction continued and the MHB team could not believe what legs this contest had developed. Everywhere we went, people were talking about the home giveaway… including the drive-thru girls at Tim’s. People were ecstatic and the contest was the talk of the town…
Fast forward to Saturday, October 26, 2013. Eligible contestants had been narrowed down to 46 people and they all stood patiently in line, waiting for their chance to insert their key into the door of 35 Holland and see if they had the only key that would open the lock. They approached the door one-by-one and the suspense was ridiculous.
And finally, John Baxter and his granddaughter approached the house with Key #17. And well, you should probably watch it for yourself:
To everyone who helped make this promotion a reality, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. This was truly the highlight of our year (or more) and we are so grateful that we were able to be a part of this. To the Baxters, we hope you enjoy the home as much as we loved building it!