Archive | August, 2010

Elmwood Park DECA Chapter: Popcorn-fueled competitors!

18 Aug
“Because of his success selling popcorn in the spring, the track coach at our school suggested that my National Honor Society sell it in the fall.” 
Karen Bear, a vocational education teacher at Elmwood Park High School in Elmwood Park, IL, has served for more than five years as the fundraising coordinator for her school’s National Honor Society. She uses Popcorn Palace for the NHS fall fundraiser, which is the only fundraiser they hold all year, and it typically lasts 3-4 weeks.

“Because of his success selling popcorn in the spring, the track coach at our school suggested that my National Honor Society sell it in the fall,” Bear explains. “We raise enough money to pay for our banquet and our teacher appreciation activities.

Bear said that she also added her DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) chapter to the fundraiser as we need a large sum of money each year for competitions. “We have State Competition every year and for the last 6 years, we have earned the right to go to International Competition.” 

“The popcorn fundraiser is one of our best options,” she continues. “The best incentive is that I put the profits directly into student accounts for them to use to offset their own competition costs. We have spread the word about Popcorn 
Palace to other chapters in the Chicago area.”

For more info about Elmwood Park High School and its organizations, visit www.epcusd401.org/ephs.

Popcorn: A love story

11 Aug
 “Popcorn Palace popcorn has been there during two HUGE events in our life.”

The happy couple

“On a weekend back in October of 2006, I planned to meet my girlfriend, Carrie, at the Columbus Airport for what was going to be a pretty routine weekend (or so she thought). We spent most of 2006 and 2007 living apart (me in NY and her in Ohio) as she pursued her Grad degree and I continued my career in New York City. She greeted me just outside of the security checkpoint, which is where I told her that we had to get to baggage claim soon or else we were going to miss our flight. I still remember her looking at me as if I was crazy. It was then I told her that we needed to get my checked bag as soon as possible because we were headed to Chicago for the weekend.  

Love at first site!

It was in Chicago that very weekend where I asked her to spend the rest of her life with me. Needless to say, she said yes. We spent Saturday night at Navy Pier, which is where Popcorn Palace came into the picture. We stumbled upon the store in the shoppes at Navy Pier and immediately knew we found something special. We must have tired five or six different flavors before settling on “Cookies and Cream” and “Chocolate Drizzle Carmel Corn.” Both flavors were amazing and we ate so much that neither of us was hungry for dinner or even breakfast the following day.

Romantic snacking

Fast forward a year and a half and we were in the thick of planning our wedding. One of our ideas was to create a Candy Buffet for our guests. We handpicked each of the items to represented something in our relationship. It was a no brainer that the star of the Candy Buffet table was the same flavors of Popcorn Palace popcorn that we had in Chicago during the weekend of our engagement! 

The expectant couple

Popcorn Palace popcorn has been there during two HUGE events in our life, so its only fitting that we will have some on hand for another special event – the birth of our first child. Our baby girl is due in November – just around Thanksgiving and we have no doubt that there will be some Popcorn Palace popcorn on hand once again!

Thank you for some amazing popcorn and even better memories!”

– Rob and Carrie Moran

A Dancer’s World: Fundraising that sparkles!

10 Aug
“A Dancer’s World has been in business for 17 years and the popcorn fundraiser is by far the best fundraiser we have ever had!”

Tessa, who has been the fundraiser coordinator for Dancer’s World for more than five years, said that their Popcorn Palace fundraiser was their most successful one ever. The fundraiser, which ran for 2-3 weeks, helps parents pay for their children ‘s dance classes.
Said Tessa, “A Dancer’s World has been in business for 17 years and the popcorn fundraiser is by far the best fundraiser we have ever had!
If you have a cause that you need to raise funds for (or you just love the taste of gourmet popcorn) visit Popcorn Palace today!

Take me out to the ball game!

3 Aug

On July 18, Miyuki Kamiya, Fran Cockrell, Patty Stange from Popcorn Palace headed out to Alexian Field in Schaumburg, Illinois for a Family Day baseball game with the Schaumburg Fliers.

During the team’s Family Day games, Kids are able to run the bases after the game and the meet their favorite Flyers players for autographs. Popcorn Palace set up a table in the concourse to promote fundraising and share our delicious popcorn with the fans. 

If you weren’t able to make it out last month, we will be there again on August 27 for fireworks night!

 

Join the Flyers on Facebook here and Popcorn Palace here.