Demi Lovato dancer from Glen Burnie appears on Let’s Make a Deal

Glen Burnie resident Caché Melvin won a computer and vacuum during a May 18 appearance on Let’s Make a Deal.
Glen Burnie resident Caché Melvin won a computer and vacuum during a May 18 appearance on Let’s Make a Deal. (Handout/courtesy photo)

Glen Burnie resident Caché Melvin got her chance to battle the Zonks when she appeared on Let’s Make a Deal May 18.

The die-hard fanatic of the show said she first attended the show last year with her mother, who was a contestant at the time. A professional dancer who says she’s rarely at home, Melvin said she’d just finished up a tour with Demi Lovato when she made the trip to Los Angeles with her mother.


“I watch the show every day,” Melvin said. “As a matter of fact, I don’t have anything else on my DVR because it’s filled up with the show.”

Melvin says she was chosen as a contestant for her high energy and positivity.


“When you first go in, it’s almost like an audition,” she said. “They ask questions like where you are from and what you do, and when you have that high energy I feel like they observe that in the line and once you’re in your seat.”

The Baltimore School for the Arts alum said she told the staff she is a dancer, and when she was called up, she was asked to perform.

“It was a lot of fun, and there was so much fun energy — everyone on set was a so nice, and I felt super comfortable,” Melvin said. “)Host) Wayne (Brady) had a lot of jokes and he was super funny, too.”

Melvin said during her first deal, she scored a trip to Texas, which enabled her to go for a Big Deal that involved a car.

She said she was going to choose the curtain with the car, but ended choosing a different curtain. That deal included office items such as an Apple computer and a vacuum — which Melvin happily accepted.

Melvin said contestants have to be on their toes to win.

“Definitely listen to Wayne, because I feel like he’ll hint,” Melvin said, noting it can be hard to pay attention throughout the excitement of the game. “Sometimes you don’t realize what you have to do because you’re barely paying attention.”

Melvin said she’s watched the video of the show with family and friends. Friends have been calling her about her appearance. She said even though there’s a waiting period to be a contestant again, she’d like to attend the show as an audience member.

She said she loved the experience.

“I just love being on stage, and this was like a stage to me, so I love that whole element — it felt like I was at a party,” Melvin said.

Sunday bingo

The Glen Burnie Moose Lodge 1456, 1911 Crain Hwy. S., will hold a Sunday Bingo with lunch beginning 11 a.m. Sunday. Play begins at 1 p.m.

Cost is $25 and includes a lunch of hot turkey sandwich, french fries, gravy and one soft drink served before bingo. Participants should use the front entrance. For more information, call between 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 410-761-1298.


Maryland Concert Series

The deadline to purchase discounted early-bird season subscriptions for the Maryland Concert Series 2018-19 season is Thursday.

All shows will be held in the auditorium of North County High School, 10 E. First Ave. Next year’s shows include the Bad Boys of Ballet, New Monopoly, Shades of Blue Orchestra’s Christmas, contemporary pianist Thomas Pandolfi and the Mahoney Brothers.

Single admission tickets are $25 or $10 for children younger than 18. Season tickets are $55 and will increase to $60 after Thursday.

For details on membership, contact Wayne Wright at 443-962-4012 or Kathi Hiett at 410-768-1854, or email craigwnr@gmail.com or memadriver@gmail.com or visit mdconcertseries.org.

Baptism barbecue

Abundant Life Church, 7305 E. Furnace Branch Road, will host its annual baptism barbecue at 10:30 a.m. June 3. Participants should bring lawn chairs and a dessert.

For details, call the church at 410-761-9075 or visit https://alc.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/29/responses/new.


The Church of Christ, 2 Eastern St., will host a vacation Bible school 7–8:15 p.m. June 18–22. Visitors are welcome. The theme will be “Excavate—finding the best you”.

The event is free and donations will not be requested. Pre-registration is not necessary. For more information, call 410-761-3795.

Gopher alumni gathering

A reunion will be held for anyone attending Glen Burnie High School until 1980 will be held 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 15 at Michael’s Eighth Ave., 7220 Grayburn Drive.

The menu will feature pit beef, ham and turkey, unlimited steamed shrimp, fried shrimp, shrimp and clam bisque, shrimp creole, fried chicken, barbecued pork, sides, salads and desserts.

Draft beer, wine, soda, coffee and tea will be included, and a cash bar will be offered. A disc jockey will spin 50s and 60s tunes and will take requests.

Tickets are $55. Make checks payable to GBHS Reunion Picnic and mail to Gloria Allen Carter at 6800 White Water Way, Apt. 102, Glen Burnie, MD 21060. Responses must be received by Sept. 1.

For more information, call Carter at 410-255-3412 or email 63gacarter@gmail.com.

At the library

Check out an installment of the Courageous Discussions Series at the Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway. A lunch and learn “Thoughtful Endings—Planning Your Legacy” will be offered at noon Monday.

Presented by Hospice of the Chesapeake, the interactive session will discuss health, legal and financial matters. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. For details, call 443-837-1527 or visit www.hospicechesapeake.org.

Also on Monday, tweens and teens can participate in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art or math) activities with Maker Mondays at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 410-222-6270 or visit https://www.aacpl.net/location/glenburnie.

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