Mt. Pleasant Township woman wins vacation home from HGTV
For about two weeks, Vicki Naggy had to keep a huge secret.
The Mt. Pleasant Township hair stylist went to work every day at Fantastic Sams in Latrobe practically bursting with joy.
"To not be able to tell my girls I work with -- it was awful," she said, laughing.
Finally on Saturday, the whole country knew that Naggy had won a dream vacation home in Utah courtesy of Home & Garden Television. A special broadcast on the network captured Naggy being surprised at her home this month by HGTV's Monica Pederson.
Naggy said she was told she was a finalist but was genuinely shocked to learn her name was selected from 81 million entries as the winner of the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2012. The Saturday special broadcast was shown at East Huntingdon restaurant Aumer's with the big winner present.
Naggy said she cried all over again while everyone at the restaurant cheered.
"It was real this time because I could share it," she said.
She'll be sure to share with family the 4,000-square foot, custom-built home in Midway, Utah, nestled along the Provo River. Naggy, 50, said she plans to vacation there with husband Bill, 55, a retired laborer, and their children -- Adesa Makarsky, 30, of Unity and Amber Errett, 28, of Mt. Pleasant Township -- and grandchildren. They are undecided as to whether a move west might be in the future.
Bill Naggy was not available on Sunday, but his wife said that he caught on to the HGTV notification and learned that Vicki was the sole finalist. But he kept that information to himself.
"He was on to it, I was not," she said.
The furnished home away from home has three bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a hot tub, scenic views and an outdoor living room and fireplace.
It will be the first time the Naggys visit Utah. The couple is avid HGTV viewers and visitors of the website, which is where details of the contest were posted. Soon after finding out about the opportunity, Vicki Naggy's daily routine included entering the contest.
"I'm sure it'll be a getaway place and family place," she said. "We're pretty excited."
In addition to the home, Naggy won a 2012 GMC Terrain and $500,000. She should receive the house keys in April.
Naggy said she is "truly blessed."
"The good Lord took care of me," she said.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Housing market remains ‘disaster’ in Westmoreland County
- Westmoreland judges’ caseloads unlikely to affect district boundary changes
- New Ohiopyle park manager ready for big challenge that comes with job
- Northampton man has four major drug arrests in Western Pa. since 2009
- ‘Extreme extrovert’ takes over at WCCC
- Mt. Pleasant seeks on-street bike trail through downtown
- Pitt presents Web resource to combat OD deaths
- Western Pa. volunteers battle wildfires in West
- Franklin Regional security guard fighting to get job back
- Dog-training program gives prison inmates chance to give back
- As suicide rates rise, awareness needs to follow