According to a Gary Gillis, Cluemaster, the winner of 2011 Pepsi Marigold Medallion has been found as a local Starbucks barista on Sunday at 2 p.m. The medallion camouflaged by grasses under a pine tree could make Christie Gray, Pekin native, become a founder as winner of Marigold Medallion in 2011. Gray said that she and her family including mother, father and brother worked as a team to have every day’s meeting to get ideas in order to interpret the given clue at the afternoon.
Even though, the winner of the competition could get only two tickets in term which one is for winner and another one is for someone who accompanies her on the Carribean Cruise for three days, the family has worked cooperatively. Finally, Gray is awarded as the Pepsi Marigold Medallion’s winner. According to Gray, her family has been working as a team for searching through the clue for the past six years. Plus, it was an excitement for her when she found it. Surprisingly, she added that she ran quickly and screamed loudly when she found the medallion.
Interestingly, she said that this competition gave a chance for her to figure out who loved her the most and willingly to help her in order to earn the ticket for the Cariibean Cruise. In comparison to the last year, this year competition took longer time. Only two clues were released, the 2010 winner could find the medallion. For this year, there were six given clues. Similarly, medallion suffered as previous year, Cluemaster said. He also added that Kiwanis Park North was being scoured by several people who knew the second clue, but they weren’t able to figure out the medallion.