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Who HASN'T wanted to be Charlie from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory?!? Well, thanks to Pearson's Candy you have a once in a lifetime opportunity to be Charlie and tour the Pearson's Candy Factory. Take a very rare glimpse inside how Pearson's makes the Nut Goodie bar as well as, my favorite, the Salted Nut Roll. This tour is for 4, so bring along some family or friends OR better yet, your KIDS! No tour would be complete without tasting some of the treats along the way. You'll get to do that PLUS you'll take home 100 POUNDS of Nut Goodie bars (which equates to 914 bars!) to celebrate Nut Goodie's 100th Birthday!
Here's a little glimpse of the tour!
The big question, how do YOU become Charlie....how do YOU get in on this?! We have set up a special online auction for you and 3 guests to tour the Pearson's Candy Factory on April 17th! NOW, the best part, ALL of the proceeds of this auction will go towards Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest. This auction will last SEVEN DAYS, so bid now and let's drive this thing through the roof and raise some serious cash for Ronald McDonald House.
We'll even throw in 4 passes for a Studio C Performance of your choice!
And a bit about our personal experience with Ronald McDonald House. Many of you know back in October when our baby Elsie was born, she was born with Hirschsprung's Disease, affecting the intestine (colon) and results from missing nerve cells in the muscles. This required surgery and an 8 day stay at Children's Hospital. Finally, on the 3rd day we had absolutely hit the wall. We were exhausted, stressed and concerned for our little girl. It was pretty much the worst weekend of our lives.
In this pic, notice Elsie's tummy and how distended it was, it shows how nasty Hirschsprung's Disease can be. She was litterally full of poop. She's 8 days old here and still hadn't had a bowel movement.
It was at that moment, when we hit the wall, that the amazing people at Ronald McDonald House into the picture. I had always heard of RMH, but had no idea what they did. We were given a beautiful room to stay in. Beds. Shower. TV. All to ourselves. At this particular moment, it was priceless to us. That evening we grabbed a home cooked meal in their kitchen. I even had a buddy stop by later in the week and we relaxed and watched Thursday Night Football on the big screen in the RMH living room. We got to feel normal, even if only for a couple hours. ALL of this was provided to us for no cost. Hardly even any questions were asked. We provided a small amount of info and just like that, these amenities were given to us.
In this pic my wonderful wife, Spencer, is rocking Elsie in the glider at Children's. It was in that glider that I hit the wall, when we realized we needed help in this journey. And that's when Ronald McDonald House stepped in. That's what RMH does. They step in when you're in your greatest moment of need and they
It was right then and there I knew I had to do something to give back to the incredible organization that is the Ronald McDonald House. I'll be working with them throughout the rest of the year, I'm just SO stoked that THIS is the first thing we're doing. I can't say thanks to Michael and the great folks at Pearson's enough for donating this super cool once in a lifetime opportunity.For what it's worth, I'll be on this tour as well and we can eat candy like crazy together. I can't show up at a tour like this empty handed! SO, I've secured access for FOUR into a STUDIO C performance of your choice!
Please help me, my family (both at home and here at Cities97) and Pearson's Candy raise a bunch of money for such a great organization and for your efforts Elsie says you rock and she salutes you!