Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Local pastor spins Wheel of Fortune, takes home $10K

The Rev. Steve Price took home $10,400 from his appearance on Wheel of Fortune, but his chance at even bigger money got burnt up in an erupting volcano.

Or better yet, an "E R _ _ T I N G    _ _ L _ _ N _"

That was the final puzzle in the bonus round for Price, co-pastor at Harvest United Methodist Church in Bradenton and a contestant on an episode of the game show that aired Tuesday.

Price couldn't solve it, but he still called his appearance a success when he spoke to the Herald last week.

"All I can say is it was a great experience," Price said. "It's a memory I'll always carry with me."

Friends, family and congregation members attended a watch party Tuesday at Ranch Grill to cheer Price on. Of course, he gave the church and Bradenton a shout out when he chatted with host Pat Sajak at the start of the show.

You can read more about his experience in his contestant blog on the Wheel of Fortune's official website.

- Jason Bartolone, East Manatee Editor.

Steve Price at the gates of Sony Studios in Los Angeles, where he filmed an episode of "Wheel of Fortune" last month. PROVIDED PHOTO

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