Three wishes come true via reality television

Andy Jackson

Two Clovis children and a single mom made wishes and the world watched them come true on TV Friday.

Trey Trotter, 10, thought it was “really cool” to see people he knew on TV.

“I didn’t recognize them until my mom told me,” Trotter said.
Trotter’s mom, Tammy, 41, said: “The show was really good. Two of the kids on the baseball team that got to train with the Texas Rangers had played on Trey’s brother’s football team.”

The second episode of “Three Wishes,” a new reality series on NBC featuring Grammy-award winning recording artist Amy Grant, aired Friday.

The main wishes included a single mom who dreamed of opening a hair salon, a 10-year-old boy who wanted his baseball team to play with the Texas Rangers, and 8-year-old cancer survivor Carlee Luscombe, who asked that kids at a Lubbock Hospital where she was treated receive gifts and books as they underwent treatment.

After the spotlight dimmed on Clovis, residents were both satisfied and critical of what they saw.

Linda Dillon, 53, and her partner, Daniel Brummett, 54, are artists who came to Clovis Saturday from Fort Sumner to sell their beaded jewelry and wind chimes at the Clovis Ethnic Fair.

“We knew we were coming to Clovis and I saw the show was there so I didn’t switch the station,” Dillon said.

“It wasn’t bad. I think whoever directed it could have done a better job, though. They need to learn from other reality shows. It was too fluffy. I watched half and then turned it off.

Other reality shows that I’ve seen were better,” Dillon said.

Brummett, in a tie-dye hat, said he was beading while watching the show. “The little girl’s wish to give presents to the hospital was good. The little league wish was ‘eh.’ They should have given instruments to school children,” Brummett said.

Reporter’s notebook was compiled by CNJ staff writer Andy Jackson. Suggested items may be e-mailed to Managing Editor Rick White, P.O. Box 1699, Clovis 88102 or e-mailed to rick_white@link.freedom.com