It was all smiles as winners of the Cayman Free Press, LIME and Camana Bay Pirates Treasure Hunt competition were presented their prizes at Camana Bay.
Participants collected 30 tokens, which they affixed to a special treasure hunt map and the winner who received first prize of $10,000 was a delighted Melissa Maize.
“I am practically speechless and feel I want to jump out of my skin,” Ms Maize said. “I am so happy and really appreciate it. I have only won small things before and never anything this big. It is a great present just before Christmas. The first thing I am going to do is buy a new vehicle, so this helps me a lot. My husband doesn’t believe me – I think he is in shock. I am tickled pink,” said the health insurance broker.
Runner-up Wendy Leslie of National Building Society received $5,000 at the ceremony.
“I was having the worst day ever at work and then this news came in. I feel fabulous – it has made my day,” she said. “The family all got together to pick up the papers and made sure we pasted the tokens on so it was a joint effort. It was my mother’s idea to start and the kids helped too, everybody made an effort.”
Another happy competition winner, Peggy Anderson, was presented with a BlackBerry Torch 9680 from LIME at the event.
Cayman Free Press publisher Brian Uzzell said the competition had been a very popular one.
“Obviously a lot of people wanted to win some money at Christmas and I want to thank everyone for putting their entries in,” he said. “I would like to thank LIME and Camana Bay for their sponsorship.”
Cherisse Merren of Camana Bay also expressed the town’s delight.
“It was a pleasure to participate in the Pirates Treasure Hunt promotion with the Free Press,” she said. “It generated a lot of buzz in Camana Bay. We are always looking for new ways to generate awareness and build excitement for the public and this promotion did exactly that.”