Jonathan Grant and daughter Madison recently rubbed shoulders with the famous — he with a TV personality and she with a popular young TV and YouTube singer-dancer.

Jonathan appeared on “The Price is Right” with host Drew Carey at Television City Studios in Hollywood. The episode aired May 22. 

Fifteen years ago he competed on the show when it was hosted by Bob Barker. Both times he got called to “come on down” and vie on stage for big prizes. 

“The show with Bob Barker didn’t go so well as I lost a trip to Ireland. This time, however, things went much differently as I walked away with over $11,000 worth of prizes,” he said. 

The booty, which is being sent to him, includes a foosball table, large steam sauna shower and a home gym. 

The episode with Drew Carey can be viewed on YouTube by typing in “The Price is Right” and the May 22 airdate, he said.

“So much fun!!! That darn wheel! Maybe No. 55 should be my lucky number,” he posted on Facebook. 

A fourth-grader at Prospect Point Elementary, Madison attended pop star Joelle Joanie “JoJo” Siwa’s May 23 concert in Seattle. Her VIP pass took her backstage for a meet and greet with the 16-year-old dancer, singer, actress and YouTube personality. Madison has a selfie with JoJo to remember the occasion.  

JoJo, who appeared with her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, for two seasons on the Lifetime docuseries “Dance Moms,” is known for her singles “Boomerang” and “Kid in a Candy Store.” She currently has two albums, “D.R.E.A.M. The Music” and “Celebrate.” 

Living in Hollywood until moving back to Walla Walla 10 years ago afforded Jonathan the opportunity to be on other game shows, he said. That includes “The Dating Game,” “1 vs. 100,” “Deal or No Deal,” “Hollywood Showdown” and “On the Cover.” 

He has been front office manager at The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center since return to town.

His most recent foray into the game show world in May occurred when the Grants visited with wife Fahima’s family in Los Angeles. 

Madison is the granddaughter of Nancy Grant of Walla Walla. Her grandfather is the late Bill Grant.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at or afternoons at 526-8313. 

Annie joined the U-B news staff in 1979 and since 1990 has written Etcetera, a daily community column. She was promoted to a copy editing post in 2007. She edits copy, designs and lays out pages, including the weekly arts and entertainment guide Marquee,

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